What is this race and why should I care about it?
It's the inaugural edition of the Tour de France Femmes, the women's edition of the Tour de France.
When does the Tour de France Femmes start?
The Tour de France Femmes starts today with a 82-kilometre stage through Paris.
How long is the Tour de France Femmes?
The eagerly-anticipated race comprises eight stages and will be contested over 1,029 kilometres – that's 639.4 miles in old money – which is an average of 128.6km (79.92 miles) per day.
And when does the Tour de France Femmes finish?
The Tour de France Femmes concludes next Sunday with a mountain-top finish on La Super Planche des Belles Filles following a 123km hike from Lure.
Where does each stage start and end?
How can I follow the race?
Those with subscriptions to Eurosport (through discovery+ Sport and Entertainment pass) or GCN+ are in luck, both will broadcast the action from all eight stages.
What teams will ride the Tour de France Femmes?
In total, 24 teams of will be in action. All 14 teams from the Women's WorldTour will be in attendance...
Women's WorldTour teams
Canyon-Sram, EF Education-Tibco-SVB, FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope, Human Powered Health, Liv Racing Xstra, Movistar, Roland Cogeas Edelweiss, BikeExchange-Jayco, DSM, Jumbo-Visma, SD Worx, Trek-Segafredo, UAE Team ADQ, Uno-X.
While the three best Women’s Continental teams from the 2021 season will be there...
Women’s Continental teams
Ceratizit-WNT, Parkhotel Valkenburg, Valcar-Travel & Service.
Race organisers ASO have invited the following seven teams...
AG Insurance-NXTG, Arkéa, Cofidis, Le Col-Wahoo, Plantur-Pura, Stade Rochelais Charente-Maritime and St Michel-Auber93 WE.