2022 Official Tour de France program and race guide

Published by Lyn on 2 May 2022

The Official UK edition of the Tour de France program and race guide ALWAYS SELLS OUT. It has all the info that you need to plan your Tour de France trip, including stage times and maps. It's also great for armchair viewing at home.

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The Official our de France race guide is published in the months leading up to the race.

The 2022 UK edition will be available to order on this special editions landing page.

You need to order the UK edition from the UK and have it sent to a UK address. It cannot be delivered outside the UK for licensing reasons.

Note I am not the publisher of the official Tour de France Race Guide - I am only the messenger. ASO, the Tour de France organisers, licenses the publication of the guide in local markets each year. This is why the quality varies across markets.

Here is what to expect once published.

UK readers

There are usually two UK editions.

1) The Standard Edition of the Official Tour de France 2022 Race Guide (UK/English), £10.99 – see this page.

2) The Premium Edition of the Official Tour de France 2022 Race Guide (UK/English), £16.99 – see this page.

 

Tour de France Race Guide

Non-UK readers

Please note that reader feedback suggests that some of the versions below (published in other countries by local publishers on contract) are not as comprehensive as the UK English-language version.

* The Australian and New Zealand edition – this is being published by Ride Media. See here. I do not know if it will be as extensive as the UK edition in terms of carrying all stage maps and race timings.
* For the US – this is being published by VeloNews. See hereI do not know if it will be as extensive as the UK edition in terms of carrying all stage maps and race timings.
* The original French-language version is released in France and is made available at newsagents and tabacs (corner stores).

What's usually included in the UK English-language edition?

I cannot speak for the US and Australian versions as I do not receive them, so this info relates to the UK English edition.

We find the UK version of the guide invaluable when planning our trips to watch the Tour de France. It's got maps of every stage, plus full team and stage profiles, as well as stage start and end times (they are particularly useful to have in one place both when planning and on the day).

There is a 'premium' edition' as well as a 'standard edition' that includes stuff like:

Standard UK English-language Edition – £10.99 – see this page.

  • 204-page program/magazine with individual stage maps + stage start/end times + Tour de France Femmes info
  • Set of 3 beer mats
  • 28-page Alpe d’Huez supplement (the supplement for this year's TDF guide focuses on iconic moments of Alpe d'Huez to both celebrate its inclusion in this year's race and 70 years since its first inclusion at the TDF)
  • France wall poster of the entire route

Premium UK English-language Edition – £16.99 – see this page.

  • 204-page program/magazine with individual stage maps + stage start/end times + Tour de France Femmes info
  • Set of 3 beer mats
  • 28-page Alpe d’Huez supplement (the supplement for this year's TDF guide focuses on iconic moments of Alpe d'Huez to both celebrate its inclusion in this year's race and 70 years since its first inclusion at the TDF)
  • France wall poster of the entire route
  • Souvenir TDF socks

Why get it?

We wouldn't go to watch a Tour de France stage without it.

We get dozens of emails every day asking for information about following the Tour de France – I always tell them to get a copy of the official race guide to make planning easier.

This guide has lots of info that can help you plan your trip. While it is published too early to include all road closure information (see this page for that), having all the stage information in one place is really handy. It basically replicates the official TDF website but in a much more easily digestible format and in much more detail.

Each stage is profiled with a map that helps you put key cols and stage towns into perspective, and to see clearly where access roads may be. The pullout map then gives a full overview of how the stages interact.

Those UK links again ...

1) The Standard Edition of the Official Tour de France 2022 Race Guide (UK/English), £10.99 – see this page.

2) The Premium Edition of the Official Tour de France 2022 Race Guide (UK/English), £16.99 – see this page.

This guide SELLS OUT EVERY YEAR, often weeks before the Tour. If you are thinking of watching the Tour de France in person, you should order a copy as soon as it's released.

 

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