2022 Official Tour de France program and race guide

Published by Lyn on 7 October 2021

The Official 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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(Image from a previous year).

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

The 2022 edition is not out yet – please don't email me yet to ask. I will post full information and links below once available.

You need to order it early as it always sells out, so keep an eye on this page and on my Facebook page and Twitter account. I will also post links there once available.

Note I am not the publisher of the official Tour de France race programme - I am only the messenger. ASO, the Tour de France organisers, license the publication of the guide in local markets each year. This is way the quality varies across markets.

Here is what to expect in each edition once published.

UK readers

There are usually two UK editions.

1) The Standard Edition of the Official Tour de France 2022 race guide – I will publish the link here once available.

2) The Premium Edition of the Official Tour de France 2021 race guide – I will publish the link here once available.

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 – I will publish the link here once available.  
* For the US and Canada – I will publish the link here once available.
* 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 usually a 'premium' edition' as well as a 'standard edition' that includes stuff like:

Official race guide
- Wallchart
+ Extras like limited-edition postcards, socks, or a bonus cycling book/magazine (depending on the year).

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 programme 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 ito perspective, and to see clearly where access road may be. The pullout map then gives a full overview of how the stages interact.

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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