One of the most moving stories from the 2022 Tour de France was at the back of the race. Recognised as the best 'lead-out man' in the WorldTour, Michael Mørkøv fought to stay in the race through sickness, hot weather and the fastest Tour in History. Ed Hood caught up with Michael to hear all about it.
Now that the dust has settled on the 2022 Tour de France, Spencer Martin has had time to look at the 'big picture' and give us his facts & figures on how the Tour was won... and lost.
The fastest Tour de France in history is over. One of the best, many say - excitement every day and we all thought Tadej Pogačar was going to win, but... Ed Hood gives us his thoughts on stage 16 through to the final stage 21 in Paris; the win for Jonas Vingegaard and the dominant Jumbo-Visma team.
Paris saw the end of the men's Tour and the start of the Tour Femmes avec Zwift. All the reports and video, plus the Tour de Wallone. Cavendish going to B&B Hotels. Roglič broke two vertebrae, López investigated for drug trafficking, Jumbo-Visma strengthens with Valter, Yates and Matthews extend and Küng to DSM.
The final day of a most exciting Tour de France followed its usual pattern of media moments and a bunch sprint finish. As the rest of this Tour the speed on the Champs-Élysées was eye-wateringly fast. At the line it was Jasper Philipsen who took his second stage win. Jonas Vingegaard crossed the line with his teammates, safe in yellow.
The Jumbo-Visma team continued their tour de France domination by winning the stage 20 time trial, with the Green jersey wearer, Wout van Aert and taking second place with Jonas Vingegaard in yellow. Vingegaard (barring accident) will be the 2022 Tour de France winner.
The stage finish in Cahors was expected to be a bunch sprint, but first the break and then Christophe Latour had different ideas. As the escape was being reeled in, Laporte jumped past them and carried on for the much wanted French stage win. Nothing changed on the overall, Jonas Vingegaard still in the lead before Saturday's time trial.
The final stage in the mountains of the Tour de France was full of drama. The top two were together on the final climb of the Hautacam after both had tricky moments on the previous descent. But it was the yellow jersey of Jonas Vingegaard that demolished the opposition for the stage win and more time in the overall bank.
Jul 21, 2022: The Tour de France just doesn't stop giving. All the action with rider quotes and video. The Roodhoofts on Van der Poel. Tour de France Femmes and Wahoo video. López, Dumoulin and Sagan. Cynisca Cycling, Wallonie teams, Carrefour-B&B Hotels and Qhubeka. Belletta and AG2R stagiaires. Mørkøv’s brave solo.