How Many Stages in the Tour de France?

By : Mr Mamil
Updated :

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In 2022, there will be 21 stages at the Tour de France, with a total distance of 3,328km (2,080 miles). The average distance per stage is 158.5km (99 miles).

There are two individual time trials (ITT), six flat stages for the sprinters, seven hilly stages for the punchers, six mountain stages for the climbers, and General Classification contenders.

StageTypeStart – endDistance (km)
1Individual time trialCopenhague – Copenhague13
2FlatRoskilde – Nyborg199
3FlatVejle – Sønderborg182
4HillyDunkerque – Calais172
5HillyLille Métropole – Arenberg Porte Du Hainaut155
6HillyBinche – Longwy220
7MountainTomblaine – La Super Planche Des Belles Filles176
8HillyDole – Lausanne184
9MountainAigle – Châtel Les Portes Du Soleil183
10HillyMorzine Les Portes Du Soleil – Megève148
11MountainAlbertville – Col Du Granon Serre Chevalier149
12MountainBriançon – Alpe D’Huez166
13FlatLe Bourg D’Oisans – Saint-Étienne193
14HillySaint-Étienne – Mende195
15FlatRodez – Carcassonne200
16HillyCarcassonne – Foix179
17MountainSaint-Gaudens – Peyragudes130
18MountainLourdes – Hautacam143
19FlatCastelnau-Magnoac – Cahors189
20Individual time trialLacapelle-Marival – Rocamadour40
21FlatParis La Défense Arena – Paris Champs-Élysées112

Tour de France stages, 1903 to present

  • The average number of stages is 20.28. 
  • A prologue which usually takes place the day before Stage 1 is not considered a stage. The last prologue was held in 2012 and won by Fabian Cancellara.
  • 88 out of 109 editions (up to 2022) have 20 or more stages. 
  • The last time there were less than 20 stages was in 1939 with 18 stages.
  • The most stages were 25 in 1971 and 1987.
  • The least stages were 6 in the first edition in 1904.
  • From 1904 to 1952, the Tour de France started and ended in Paris. Paris has always been the endpoint, even up to today.
  • There were 20 years when the Tour de France started outside of France. 
  • Countries that hosted the start were,
    • Belgium (2004, 2012, 2019)
    • Denmark (2022)
    • England (2007, 2014)
    • Germany (1965, 1980, 1987, 2017)
    • Ireland (1998)
    • Luxembourg (1989, 2002)
    • Monaco (2009)
    • Netherlands (1954, 1973, 1978, 1996, 2010)
    • Spain (1992)
    • Switzerland (1982)
  • The 2022 Tour de France will start in Copenhagen.
YearStart – endTotal distance (km)Total stagesAverage stage distance (km)Longest stage (km)Shortest stage (km)
1903Paris – Paris2,4286404.7471.0268.0
1904Paris – Paris2,3886398.0471.0268.0
1905Paris – Paris2,99411272.2348.0167.0
1906Paris – Paris4,54513349.6480.0259.0
1907Paris – Paris4,48814320.6415.0251.0
1908Paris – Paris4,48814320.6415.0251.0
1909Paris – Paris4,49714321.2424.0250.0
1910Paris – Paris4,73715315.8424.0216.0
1911Paris – Paris5,34415356.3470.0289.0
1912Paris – Paris5,28915352.6470.0289.0
1913Paris – Paris5,28715352.5470.0324.0
1914Paris – Paris5,38015358.7470.0323.0
1919Paris – Paris5,56015370.7482.0315.0
1920Paris – Paris5,50315366.9482.0300.0
1921Paris – Paris5,48515365.7482.0272.0
1922Paris – Paris5,37515358.3482.0260.0
1923Paris – Paris5,38615359.1482.0260.0
1924Paris – Paris5,42515361.7482.0275.0
1925Paris – Paris5,44018302.2433.0189.0
1926Evian – Paris5,74517337.9433.0189.0
1927Paris – Paris5,34024222.5360.0103.0
1928Paris – Paris5,47622248.9387.0119.0
1929Paris – Paris5,25722239.0366.0133.0
1930Paris – Paris4,82221229.6333.0132.0
1931Paris – Paris5,09124212.1338.0102.0
1932Paris – Paris4,47921213.3387.0102.0
1933Paris – Paris4,39523191.1293.091.0
1934Paris – Paris4,47023194.3293.081.0
1935Paris – Paris4,33821206.6325.081.0
1936Paris – Paris4,41821210.4325.067.0
1937Paris – Paris4,41520220.8263.034.0
1938Paris – Paris4,69421223.5311.048.0
1939Paris – Paris4,22418234.7311.070.0
1947Paris – Paris4,64021221.0314.0165.0
1948Paris – Paris4,92221234.4286.0166.0
1949Paris – Paris4,80821229.0340.0134.0
1950Paris – Paris4,77322217.0316.096.0
1951Metz – Paris4,69024195.4354.0165.0
1952Brest – Paris4,82723209.9354.0149.0
1953Strasbourg – Paris4,47622203.5345.0103.0
1954Amsterdam – Paris4,65623202.4343.0131.0
1955Le Havre – Paris4,49522204.3275.0102.0
1956Reims – Paris4,49822204.5331.0125.0
1957Nantes – Paris4,66522212.0317.0134.0
1958Brussels – Paris4,31924180.0320.0129.0
1959Mulhouse – Paris4,39122199.6331.0119.0
1960Lille – Paris4,17322189.7244.0108.0
1961Rouen – Paris4,39721209.4309.5136.5
1962Nancy – Paris4,27422194.3271.0147.0
1963Paris – Paris4,13721197.0285.0118.0
1964Rennes – Paris4,50422204.7311.0119.0
1965Cologne – Paris4,17722189.9240.0147.0
1966Nancy – Paris4,32222196.5265.0111.0
1967Angers – Paris4,75822216.3359.0104.0
1968Vittel – Paris4,49222204.2250.5112.0
1969Roubaix – Paris4,11722187.1329.0111.0
1970Limoges – Paris4,25423185.0269.594.5
1971Mulhouse – Paris3,60825144.3257.519.6
1972Angers – Paris3,84620192.3257.528.0
1973Scheveningen – Paris4,09020204.5248.076.0
1974Brest – Paris4,09822186.3248.5112.5
1975Charleroi – Paris3,99922181.8260.094.0
1976St. Jean de Monts – Paris4,01622182.5258.070.5
1977Fleurence – Paris4,09222186.0256.046.0
1978Leiden – Paris3,91422177.9244.096.0
1979Fleurence – Paris3,72024155.0248.0119.0
1980Frankfurt – Paris3,94622179.4282.092.0
1981Nice – Paris3,75724156.5264.097.0
1982Basel – Paris3,51221167.2251.0122.0
1983Fontenay-sous-Bois – Paris3,96222180.1299.0145.0
1984Montreuil – Paris4,02123174.8338.083.0
1985Plumelec – Paris4,12722187.6269.052.5
1986Boulogne-Billancourt – Paris4,08323177.5258.585.0
1987West Berlin – Paris4,23125169.2260.079.0
1988Pornichet – Paris3,28622149.4232.038.0
1989Luxembourg – Paris3,28521156.4259.091.5
1990Furturoscope – Paris3,50421166.9301.0118.5
1991Lyon – Paris3,91422177.9286.0114.5
1992San Sebastian – Paris3,98321189.7255.0141.0
1993Le Puy de Fou – Paris3,71420185.7286.0158.0
1994Lille – Paris3,97821189.4270.5149.0
1995St. Brieuc – Paris3,65320182.7264.0150.0
1996s-Hertogenbosch – Paris3,90721186.0262.046.0
1997Rouen – Paris3,95021188.1262.0148.0
1998Dublin – Paris3,87521184.5252.0147.0
1999Le Puy de Fou – Paris3,68620184.3237.0160.0
2000Futuroscope – Paris3,66221174.4254.5138.0
2001Dunkirk – Paris3,44620172.3232.5141.5
2002Luxembourg – Paris3,27620163.8226.5140.0
2003Paris – Paris3,42720171.4230.5152.0
2004Liege – Paris3,39120169.6237.0160.5
2005Fromentine – Paris3,60821171.8240.0144.0
2006Strasbourg – Paris3,65720182.9231.0154.5
2007London – Paris3,54720177.4236.5146.0
2008Brest – Paris3,55921169.5232.0143.0
2009Monaco – Paris3,45921164.7224.0159.0
2010Rotterdam – Paris3,64120182.1227.5102.5
2011Le Barre de Monts – Paris3,43021163.3226.595.0
2012Liège – Paris3,48821166.1226.0120.0
2013Porto Vecchio, Corsica – Paris3,40321162.0242.5118.0
2014Leeds – Paris3,65921174.2237.5124.5
2015Utrecht – Paris3,36021160.0223.5109.5
2016Mont St. Michel- Paris3,51921167.6237.5113.0
2017Düsseldorf – Paris3,54021168.6222.5101.0
2018Noirmoutier en l’Île – Paris3,34921159.5231.065.0
2019Brussels – Paris3,36521160.2230.059.5
2020Nice – Paris3,48221165.8218.0122.0
2021Brest – Paris3,41421162.6249.1108.4
2022Copenhagen – Paris3,32821158.5220.0112.0