It'll be interesting to see how they're going to design the Paris stages in the future. A Champs-Élysées prologue seems very likely. But I hope they won't use C-E every year, cause as we saw in the first editions of La Course it could result in a lot of crashes, especially if the weather is bad. Of course there's a difference between a stage in a week-long race and a one-day race, but you never know what might happen in a nervous peloton, and in 2022 it doesn't exactly help that none of the riders will have ridden it in a race since 2016 and for many it will be even their first time.I very much like the idea of having it be "opposite" of the men's TdF; in the sense that while the men's TdF starts in various cities - sometimes abroad - and always ends in Paris, then the TdF Femmes is going to - from what I understand - always start in Paris, and finish in various cities.
But since it it will be on the last day of the TdF there's probably no way aroung including it every year.
It is tragicomic that the only place where female cyclists have been granted more than men, is when it comes to laps on the Champs-Élysées.
If they wanted to it shouldn't be a problem to just copy the men's stage instead of doing 12 laps. Also I've never been a fan of having a KOM at a point which is ridden through multiple times.
Is it known if the teams will start with 6 or 7 riders?