Quick Bit: Here’s all the information you need to follow the 2022 Tour de France.
Is it too early to begin the Tadej Poga?ar-Eddy Merckx comparisons? At this point, probably not.
At just 23 years old, Poga?ar already has two Tour de France general classification titles to his name. He is the youngest cyclist to have won consecutive Tours. And Merckx himself is calling the Slovenian star “campionissimo”, the champion of champions.
“It’s becoming difficult to find the words to describe what this young guy does. It’s spectacular and formidable. Poga?ar is a campionissimo,” Merckx told Gazzetta dello Sport. “Considering he’s just 23, it’s incredible what he’s able to do. There’s a tendency to start winning at a younger age these days but what he’s doing is unique.”
Should Poga?ar win again in the 2022 general classification, he would become only the sixth cyclist to win the race three years in a row.
Below is everything you need to know about the 2022 Tour de France, including schedule, stage breakdown and how to watch the race.
Tour de France TV channel, how to live stream
TV channel: USA Network Peacock