Martin Lange, edited by Romain Rouillard
9:31 p.m., July 04, 2022modified to
9:38 p.m., July 04, 2022
After three inaugural stages in Denmark and a day of rest on Monday, the Tour de France lands on our French roads from Tuesday. A stage in the Hauts-de-France between Dunkirk and Calais which perfectly suits the current yellow jersey, the Belgian Wout Van Aert.
The Tour de France 2022 will finally be able to bear its name well. After three days of racing in Denmark and a day of rest on Monday, the 176 riders who make up the peloton arrived in the North on Sunday evening and for the most part slept near Lille. Although there was no stage on Monday, all the cyclists got on their bikes anyway. Indeed, it is the first time that a rest day has come so early in the Tour de France. Therefore, the organisms are not really tired and it is necessary to keep up the pace while riding, several runners told Europe 1.
➡️ After 3 stages in Denmark, riders will continue to write the #TDF2022‘s story in France
— Tour de France™ (@LeTour) July 4, 2022
Coasts and wind on the program
The program for the day was therefore made up of training on Monday morning and treatments on Monday afternoon in order to best prepare for tomorrow’s stage, the first in France, in the North. A region passionate about cycling. Matis Louvel, rider of the Arkéa-Samsic team and neophyte on the Tour, has only one desire: to discover the French public. “Hoping there will be as many of them as in Denmark. I think there will be a little less people, but the fervor will still be there. I can’t wait to see what it’s going to be like in France.”
The peloton has an appointment this Tuesday in Dunkirk, towards Calais, for a tricky stage with a succession of climbs and a lot of wind, especially on the Côte d’Opale. A profile which in any case corresponds perfectly to the Belgian yellow jersey Wout Van Aert.