11 kilometers to go
33 seconds for Verholst in the lead.
Crash at the back of the group. Alana Castroque (Cofidis) is one of those affected, as is Cristina Majerus (SD Worx).
14 kilometers to go
Verhulst pulls a 30-second lead as the DSM takes control of the rear group.
After another break trying to be clear as Gladys Verhulst (Le Col-Wahoo) leads by about 20 seconds.
19 kilometers to go
Marcus claims points to rank mountains.
Marta Lach (Ceratizit-WNT), Femke Markus (Parkhotel Valkenburg), and Anne Dorth Ysland (Uno-X ProCycling) move away just before the mountain classification.
More attacks as we approach the “top” of the mountain rating, located on the ninth lap.
Lotte Kopecky (SD Worx) takes the second and last middle sprint.
27 kilometers to go
The two are wrapped.
Henrietta Christie (Human Health) moves to Allin at the fore. But the peloton is barely 16 seconds behind the leading duo and the second average run is fast approaching.
This is another iconic image from today’s stage.
32 kilometers to go
The second middle enemy approaches quickly and the Allin gap decreases with equal speed.
36 kilometers to go
And after a series of failed counterattacks, Allen’s gap was reduced to just 12 seconds.
38 kilometers to go
The gap between Pauline Allin (Arkea-Samsic) and the group hovers around the 22-second mark.
43 kilometers to go
Another clear solo break for Arkia Samsik as Pauline Allen of France earned 20 seconds on the set.
Only 47 kilometers left
Marian Voss (Jumbo-Visma) fast ahead of Lorena Webbs (DSM)
The gap has completely evaporated. Put it all together and Jumbo-Visma leads the series.
Only 49 kilometers left
Jumbo-Visma and SD Worx moved to the front of the set and narrowed the gap held by Emily Newsom (EF-Education-Tibco-SVB) and Micha Bredewold (Parkhotel Valkenburg) to just 12 seconds.
The temperature is increasing there, reaching 31 degrees, according to the official website.
52 kilometers to go
Emily Newsom (EF-Education-Tibco-SVB) and Micha Bredewold (Parkhotel Valkenburg) have a 40-second advantage on the peloton
One of the first pictures of the opening stage
58 km from launch
The gap has now opened for 20 seconds.
Another move finally opens a small gap, with Emily Newsom (EF-Education-Tibco-SVB) and Micha Bredewold (Parkhotel Valkenburg) 10 seconds ahead.
60 kilometers to go
However, more moves ebb and flow but nothing manages to keep going so far
62 kilometers to go
65 kilometers to go
Once the seven-passenger movement is nearly over, there’s another breakout, this time a single move by Laura Asencio (Ceratizit-WNT ProCycling)
The motion of the seven runners, including Anais Morichon (Arkea-Samsic), was terminated by the DSM which made Lorena Wiebes one of the candidates for a potential sprint.
69 kilometers to go
And we have our first break of the day: seven riders moved from the front.
There is also a classification of mountains presented in the ninth cycle.
It should be noted that during this stage, there are two middle sprints in the fifth and eighth laps of the Champs Elysees.
75 kilometers to go
Five kilometers into the race and no big moves yet.
and so it begins. The riders begin the first stage of the 81.7-kilometre Tour de France.
Let’s not forget, too, that Voss was the first winner of the La Course in 2014, which was held on a very similar course in central Paris.
My colleague Kirsten Frattini wrote this great interview with Marianne Voss about the Tour de France. It is highly recommended.
Marian Voss: The Tour de France is bigger than sport
Competitors begin the neutral part of the first stage of the women’s Tour de France, and after months of reinforcement, the race is finally underway.
After multiple expressions of delight and emotion at their chance to take part in the first edition of such a cycling major event, the riders are headed toward a neutral start. Two minutes to go.
The weather is dry and warm, and temperatures there according to the official race website are 28.8 degrees Celsius. There is a little breeze, but it is not very strong, only 11 km per hour.
The first stage of the Women’s Tour de France with Zwift is 81.6 km long, running on the famous circuit on the Champs-Elysées. The neutral start starts at 13:30 and then there is the 5.3km neutral section, before the race starts at 13:40.
To read our analysis of today’s opening stage on Cyclingnews, look no further than
Preview of Tour de France Women 2022 – Phase 1
Hello and welcome to Cyclingnews’ live coverage of the first stage of the 2022 Women’s Tour de France.
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