2022 Tour de France route: stage profiles, previews, start, finish times

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A stage-by-stage look at the 2022 Tour de France route with profiles, previews and estimated start and finish times (all times Eastern) …

Stage 1/July 1: Copenhagen-Copenhagen (8.2 miles)
Individual Time Trial
Start: 10 a.m.
Estimated Finish: 1:10 p.m.
Quick Preview: The Grant Départ is held in Denmark for the first time with the first three stages being held there. Watch out for Italian Filippo Ganna, who won the last two world titles in the time trial.

2022 Tour de France Stage 1 Profile

Stage 2/July 2: Roskilde-Nyborg (125 miles)
Flat
Start: 6:15 a.m.
Estimated Finish: 10:59 a.m.
Quick Preview: The first sprinters’ stage. With Mark Cavendish not selected for the Tour, look for Peter Sagan to began his bid for a record-extending eighth green jersey title.

2022 Tour de France Stage 2 Profile

Stage 3/July 3: Vejle-Sonderborg (113 miles)
Flat
Start: 7:05 a.m.
Estimated Finish: 11:12 a.m.
Quick Preview: The last “flat” category stage until stage 13 and the last stage in Denmark before the rest day and a move to France.

2022 Tour de France Stage 3 Profile

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Stage 4/July 5: Dunkirk-Calais (106 miles)
Hilly
Start: 7:15 a.m.
Estimated Finish: 11:14 a.m.
Quick Preview: The Tour visits Dunkirk, site of the largest evacuation in military history during World War II, for the first time in 15 years.

2022 Tour de France Stage 4 Profile

Stage 5/July 6: Lille Metropole-Arenberg Porte Du Hainaut (95 miles)
Hilly
Start: 7:35 a.m.
Estimated Finish: 11:20 a.m.
Quick Preview: The Tour returns to the famed cobblestones of Paris-Roubaix for the first time in four years. There are 11 sections totaling about 12 miles. As the saying goes, you can’t win the Tour on the cobblestones, but you can lose it.

2022 Tour de France Stage 5 Profile

Stage 6/July 7: Binche-Longwy (136 miles)
Hilly
Start: 6:05 a.m.
Estimated Finish: 11:15 a.m.
Quick Preview: The first uphill finish of the Tour on a stage that includes Belgium and France.

2022 Tour de France Stage 6 Profile

Stage 7/July 8: Tomblaine-La Super Planche des Belles Filles (109 miles)
Mountain
Start: 7:05 a.m.
Estimated Finish: 11:17 a.m.
Quick Preview: A day for the general classification contenders, including Tadej Pogacar. The finishing climb, which translates to “The Plank of Beautiful Girls,” has become a Tour staple.

2022 Tour de France Stage 7 Profile

Stage 8/July 9: Dole-Lausanne (115 miles)
Hilly
Start: 7:05 a.m.
Estimated Finish: 11:28 a.m.
Quick Preview: The peloton crosses into a fourth country, Switzerland, finishing at the home city of the International Olympic Committee.

2022 Tour de France Stage 8 Profile

Stage 9/July 10: Aigle-Chatel Les Portes Du Soleil (119 miles)
Mountain
Start: 6:30 a.m.
Estimated Finish: 11:28 a.m.
Quick Preview: The lone mountain stage of the six total at this year’s Tour without a summit finish.

2022 Tour de France Stage 9 Profile

Stage 10/July 12: Morzine Les Portes Du Soleil-Megeve (92 miles)
Hilly
Start: 7:30 a.m.
Estimated Finish: 10:57 a.m.
Quick Preview: After a rest day, this Tour’s first taste of the Alps. At the 2020 Criterium du Dauphine, American Sepp Kuss won the last stage that started and finished in Megeve.

2022 Tour de France Stage 10 Profile

Stage 11/July 13: Albertville-Col Du Granon Serre Chevalier (94 miles)
Mountain
Start: 6:15 a.m.
Estimated Finish: 10:40 a.m.
Quick Preview: Starts in the 1992 Winter Olympic host village and finishes with the first two beyond category climbs of this Tour.

2022 Tour de France Stage 11 Profile

Stage 12/July 14: Briancon-Alpe d’Huez (102 miles)
Mountain
Start: 7:05 a.m.
Estimated Finish: 11:55 a.m.
Quick Preview: On Bastille Day, the stage finishes with arguably the Tour’s most famous climb — the 21 switchbacks of Alpe d’Huez.

2022 Tour de France Stage 12 Profile

Stage 13/July 15: Le Bourg D’Oisans-Saint-Etienne
Flat
Start: 7:05 a.m.
Estimated Finish: 11:26 a.m.
Quick Preview: After nine hilly or mountain stages, the sprinters get a flat stage for the first time in 12 days.

2022 Tour de France Stage 13 Profile

Stage 14/July 16: Saint-Etienne-Mende (119 miles)
Hilly
Start: 6:15 a.m.
Estimated Finish: 11:05 a.m.
Quick Preview: Five categorized climbs, but none of the highest varieties. Could be a day for a breakaway.

2022 Tour de France Stage 14 Profile

Stage 15/July 17: Rodez-Carcassonne (125 miles)
Flat
Start: 7:05 a.m.
Estimated Finish: 11:39 a.m.
Quick Preview: Last year, Cavendish tied Eddy Merckx‘s record 34 Tour stage wins in Carcassone.

2022 Tour de France Stage 15 Profile

Stage 16/July 19: Carcassonne-Foix (110 miles)
Hilly
Start: 6:30 a.m.
Estimated Finish: 10:58 a.m.
Quick Preview: A transition stage after the last rest day takes the peloton to the foot of the Pyrenees.

2022 Tour de France Stage 16 Profile

Stage 17/July 20: Saint Gaudens-Peyragudes (80 miles)
Mountain
Start: 7:15 a.m.
Estimated Finish: 10:50 a.m.
Quick Preview: The first of last two mountain stages (back-to-back summit finishes) that could decide the Tour. Finishes at an airport featured in the James Bond movie, “Tomorrow Never Dies.”

2022 Tour de France Stage 17 Profile

Stage 18/July 21: Lourdes-Hautacam (89 miles)
Mountain
Start: 7:30 a.m.
Estimated Finish: 11:25 a.m.
Quick Preview: Finishes with a one-way climb to a ski resort with a mountain luge that was included in the race route in 2014.

2022 Tour de France Stage 18 Profile

Stage 19/July 22: Castelnau-Magnoac-Cahors (117 miles)
Flat
Start: 7:05 a.m.
Estimated Finish: 11:16 a.m.
Quick Preview: A day for the sprinters who made it through the Alps and Pyrenees.

2022 Tour de France Stage 19 Profile

Stage 20/July 23: La Capelle-Marival-Rocamadour (25 miles)
Individual Time Trial
Start: 7:05 a.m.
Estimated Finish: 11:49 a.m.
Quick Preview: The last competitive day of the Tour. The “Race of Truth” will determine the final podium positions with two short climbs near the end potentially being decisive.

2022 Tour de France Stage 20 Profile

Stage 21/Sept. 20: Paris La Defense Arena-Paris Champs-Elysees (71 miles)
Flat
Start: 10:30 a.m.
Estimated Finish: 1:26 p.m.
Quick Preview: The ceremonial ride into Paris, almost always a day for the sprinters.

2022 Tour de France Stage 21 Profile

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Germany goes 1-2 at bobsled worlds; Kaillie Humphries breaks medals record

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Kim Kalicki and Lisa Buckwitz gave Germany a one-two in the world bobsled championships two-woman event, while American Kaillie Humphries earned bronze to break the career medals record.

Kalicki, who was fourth at last year’s Olympics and leads this season’s World Cup standings, edged Buckwitz by five hundredths of a second combining times from four runs over the last two days in St. Moritz, Switzerland. Humphries, with push athlete Kaysha Love, was 51 hundredths behind.

Olympic champion Laura Nolte was in third place after two runs but crashed in the third run.

Humphries, 37 and a three-time Olympic champion between two-woman and monobob, earned her eighth world championships medal in the two-woman event. That broke her tie for the record of seven with retired German Sandra Kiriasis. Humphries is also the most decorated woman in world championships monobob, taking gold and silver in the two times it has been contested.

Humphries rolled her ankle after the first day of last week’s monobob, plus took months off training in the offseason while also doing two rounds of IVF.

“I chose to continue the IVF journey through the season which included a Lupron Depot shot the day before this race began,” she posted after her monobob silver last weekend. “My weight and body fluctuating all year with hormones, it was a battle to find my normal while competing again. I’m happy with this result, I came into it wanting a podium and we achieved it as a team.”

Love, who was seventh with Humphries in the Olympic two-woman event, began her transition to become a driver after the Games.

Worlds finish Sunday with the final two runs of the four-man event.

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Snowboarders sue coach, USOPC in assault, harassment case

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Olympic bronze medalist Rosey Fletcher has filed a lawsuit accusing former snowboard coach Peter Foley of sexually assaulting, harassing and intimidating members of his team for years, while the organizations overseeing the team did nothing to stop it.

Fletcher is a plaintiff in one of two lawsuits filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles on Thursday. One names Foley, the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee, the U.S. Ski & Snowboard team and its former CEO, Tiger Shaw, as defendants. Another, filed by a former employee of USSS, names Foley, Shaw and the ski federation as defendants.

One of the lawsuits, which also accuse the defendants of sex trafficking, harassment, and covering up repeated acts of sexual assault and misconduct, allege Foley snuck into bed and sexually assaulted Fletcher, then shortly after she won her bronze medal at the 2006 Olympics, approached her “and said he still remembered ‘how she was breathing,’ referring to the first time he assaulted her.”

The lawsuits describe Foley as fostering a depraved travel squad of snowboarders, in which male coaches shared beds with female athletes, crude jokes about sexual conquests were frequently shared and coaches frequently commented to the female athletes about their weight and body types.

“Male coaches, including Foley, would slap female athletes’ butts when they finished their races, even though the coaches would not similarly slap the butts of male athletes,” the lawsuit said. “Physical assault did not stop with slapping butts. Notably, a female athlete once spilled barbeque sauce on her chest while eating and a male coach approached her and licked it off her chest without warning or her consent.”

The USOPC and USSS knew of Foley’s behavior but did nothing to stop it, the lawsuit said. It depicted Foley as an all-powerful coach who could make and break athletes’ careers on the basis of how they got along off the mountain.

Foley’s attorney, Howard Jacobs, did not immediately return requests for comment from The Associated Press. Jacobs has previously said allegations of sexual misconduct against Foley are false.

In a statement, the USOPC said it had not seen the complaint and couldn’t comment on specific details but that “we take every allegation of abuse very seriously.”

“The USOPC is committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of Team USA athletes, and we are taking every step to identify, report, and eliminate abuse in our community,” the statement said.

It wasn’t until the Olympics in Beijing last year that allegations about Foley’s behavior and the culture on the snowboarding team started to emerge.

Allegations posted on Instagram by former team member Callan Chythlook-Sifsof — who, along with former team member Erin O’Malley, is a plaintiff along with Fletcher — led to Foley’s removal from the team, which he was still coaching when the games began.

That posting triggered more allegations in reporting by ESPN and spawned an AP report about how the case was handled between USSS and the U.S. Center for SafeSport, which is ultimately responsible for investigating cases involving sex abuse in Olympic sports. The center has had Foley on temporary suspension since March 18, 2022.

The AP typically does not identify alleged victims of sexual assault unless they have granted permission or spoken publicly, as Fletcher, Chythlook-Sifsof and O’Malley have done through a lawyer.

USSS said it was made aware of the allegations against Foley on Feb 6, 2022, and reported them to the SafeSport center.

“We are aware of the lawsuits that were filed,” USSS said in a statement. “U.S. Ski & Snowboard has not yet been served with the complaint nor has had an opportunity to fully review it. U.S. Ski & Snowboard is and will remain an organization that prioritizes the safety, health and well-being of its athletes and staff.”

The lawsuits seek unspecified damages to be determined in a jury trial.