AP PHOTOS: A look back at this year’s Tour de France

Cycling_Tour_de_France_Review_Photo_Gallery_82239 FILE - Denmark's Jonas Vingegaard, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, passes Arc de Triomphe during the twenty-first stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 116 kilometers (72 miles) with start in Paris la Defense Arena and finish on the Champs Elysees in Paris, France, Sunday, July 24, 2022.
Cycling_Tour_de_France_Review_Photo_Gallery_09644 FILE - Slovenia's Tadej Pogacar and his teammates ride during a training near Copenhagen, Denmark, Wednesday, June 29, 2022.
Cycling_Tour_de_France_Review_Photo_Gallery_99239 FILE - Britain's Fred Wright rides during the first stage of the Tour de France cycling race, an individual time trial over 13.2 kilometers (8.2 miles) with start and finish in Copenhagen, Denmark, Friday, July 1, 2022.
Cycling_Tour_de_France_Review_Photo_Gallery_36010 FILE - Kazakhstan's Alexey Lutsenko rides during the first stage of the Tour de France cycling race, an individual time trial over 13.2 kilometers (8.2 miles) with start and finish in Copenhagen, Denmark, Friday, July 1, 2022.
Cycling_Tour_de_France_Review_Photo_Gallery_84938 FILE - The pack rides over the Great Belt Bridge during the second stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 202.5 kilometers (125.8 miles) with start in Roskilde and finish in Nyborg, Denmark, Saturday, July 2, 2022.
Cycling_Tour_de_France_Review_Photo_Gallery_16534 FILE - The pack rides during the third stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 182 kilometers (113 miles) with start in Vejle and finish in Sonderborg, Denmark, Sunday, July 3, 2022.
Cycling_Tour_de_France_Review_Photo_Gallery_10057 FILE - A woman cheers the riders, as she stands at her window, during the fourth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 171.5 kilometers (106.6 miles) with start in Dunkerque and finish in Calais, France, Tuesday, July 5, 2022.
Cycling_Tour_de_France_Review_Photo_Gallery_30290 FILE - Riders pass over the cobblestones during the fifth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 157 kilometers (97.6 miles) with start in Lille Metropole and finish in Arenberg Porte du Hainaut, France, Wednesday, July 6, 2022.
Cycling_Tour_de_France_Review_Photo_Gallery_26562 FILE - Spectators wait for the riders to pass during the eighth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 186.5 kilometers (115.9 miles) with start in Dole, France, and finish in Lausanne, Switzerland, Saturday, July 9, 2022.
Cycling_Tour_de_France_Review_Photo_Gallery_83756 FILE - A spectator waits for the rider to pass during the eighth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 186.5 kilometers (115.9 miles) with start in Dole, France, and finish in Lausanne, Switzerland, Saturday, July 9, 2022.
Cycling_Tour_de_France_Review_Photo_Gallery_57777 FILE - Spectators watch as the pack with Slovenia's Tadej Pogacar, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, bottom right, during the ninth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 193 kilometers (119.9 miles) with start in Aigle, Switzerland and finish in Chatel les Portes du Soleil, France, Sunday, July 10, 2022.
Cycling_Tour_de_France_Review_Photo_Gallery_69434 FILE - Spectators watch the breakaway group pass during the ninth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 193 kilometers (119.9 miles) with start in Aigle, Switzerland and finish in Chatel les Portes du Soleil, France, Sunday, July 10, 2022.
Cycling_Tour_de_France_Review_Photo_Gallery_18497 FILE - The pack climbs Lacets de Montvernier during the eleventh stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 152 kilometers (94.4 miles) with start in Albertville and finish in Col du Granon Serre Chevalier, France, Wednesday, July 13, 2022.
Cycling_Tour_de_France_Review_Photo_Gallery_41509 FILE - Stage winner and new overall leader Denmark's Jonas Vingegaard, left, and Slovenia's Tadej Pogacar, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, climb during the eleventh stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 152 kilometers (94.4 miles) with start in Albertville and finish in Col du Granon Serre Chevalier, France, Wednesday, July 13, 2022.
Cycling_Tour_de_France_Review_Photo_Gallery_09332 FILE - Stage winner and new overall leader Denmark's Jonas Vingegaard climbs Granon pass during the eleventh stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 152 kilometers (94.4 miles) with start in Albertville and finish in Col du Granon Serre Chevalier, France, Wednesday, July 13, 2022.
Cycling_Tour_de_France_Review_Photo_Gallery_60729 FILE - The pack with Denmark's Jonas Vingegaard, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, and Belgium's Wout Van Aert, wearing the best sprinter's green jersey, and his teammates set the pace for the pack as they climb Col du Galibier pass during the twelfth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 165.5 kilometers (102.8 miles) with start in Briancon and finish in Alpe d'Huez, France, Thursday, July 14, 2022.
Cycling_Tour_de_France_Review_Photo_Gallery_20890 FILE - The pack climbs Col du Galibier pass during the twelfth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 165.5 kilometers (102.8 miles) with start in Briancon and finish in Alpe d'Huez, France, Thursday, July 14, 2022.
Cycling_Tour_de_France_Review_Photo_Gallery_72269 FILE - Britain's Thomas Pidcock climbs Alpe D'Huez during the twelfth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 165.5 kilometers (102.8 miles) with start in Briancon and finish in Alpe d'Huez, France, Thursday, July 14, 2022.
Cycling_Tour_de_France_Review_Photo_Gallery_15952 FILE - Germany's Nils Politt, front, and Denmark's Mikkel Honore, ride breakaway during the fifteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 202.5 kilometers (125.5 miles) with start in Rodez and finish in Carcassonne, France, Sunday, July 17, 2022.
Cycling_Tour_de_France_Review_Photo_Gallery_57769 FILE - A French gendarme detains a climate activist who tried to block the road during the fifteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 202.5 kilometers (125.5 miles) with start in Rodez and finish in Carcassonne, France, Sunday, July 17, 2022.
Cycling_Tour_de_France_Review_Photo_Gallery_44383 FILE - French gendarmes and members of the organization remove climate activists who blocked the road as riders pass during the fifteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 202.5 kilometers (125.5 miles) with start in Rodez and finish in Carcassonne, France, Sunday, July 17, 2022.
Cycling_Tour_de_France_Review_Photo_Gallery_42184 FILE - Stage winner Belgium's Jasper Philipsen, front, crosses the finish line ahead of second place Belgium's Wout Van Aert, rear, and third place Denmark's Mads Pedersen, center, in the fifteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 202.5 kilometers (125.5 miles) with start in Rodez and finish in Carcassonne, France, Sunday, July 17, 2022.
Cycling_Tour_de_France_Review_Photo_Gallery_05834 FILE - Denmark's Jonas Vingegaard, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, and Slovenia's Tadej Pogacar, wearing the best young rider's white jersey, climb during the eighteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 143.5 kilometers (89.2 miles) with start in Lourdes and finish in Hautacam, France, Thursday, July 21, 2022.
Cycling_Tour_de_France_Review_Photo_Gallery_52092 FILE - Denmark's Jonas Vingegaard, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, competes during the twentieth stage of the Tour de France cycling race, an individual time trial over 40.7 kilometers (25.3 miles) with start in Lacapelle-Marival and finish in Rocamadour, France, Saturday, July 23, 2022.
Cycling_Tour_de_France_Review_Photo_Gallery_07032 FILE - Denmark's Jonas Vingegaard, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, rides during the twentieth stage of the Tour de France cycling race, an individual time trial over 40.7 kilometers (25.3 miles) with start in Lacapelle-Marival and finish in Rocamadour, France, Saturday, July 23, 2022.
Cycling_Tour_de_France_Review_Photo_Gallery_60582 FILE - Alphajets of the Patrouille de France fly over the Arc de Triomphe and Champs Elysees as the riders pass during the twenty-first stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 116 kilometers (72 miles) with start in Paris la Defense Arena and finish on the Champs Elysees in Paris, France, Sunday, July 24, 2022.
Cycling_Tour_de_France_Review_Photo_Gallery_45160 FILE - Tour de France winner Denmark's Jonas Vingegaard, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, celebrates after the twenty-first stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 116 kilometers (72 miles) with start in Paris la Defense Arena and finish on the Champs Elysees in Paris, France, Sunday, July 24, 2022.
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PARIS (AP) — Through the villages and across the mountains, the Tour de France took its pack of cyclists on a cross-country journey that culminated on the Champs-Elysees.

A new champion, Jonas Vingegaard of Denmark, won the race on Sunday, finishing off a three-week trek that took riders from the Danish capital of Copenhagen and down the eastern side of the country through the Alps and into the south. From there, it was back to Paris for the end.

The Associated Press had photographers along the route the whole way, taking pictures of the riders, the fans and the scenery as the world’s most prestigious race twisted and turned its way up the famous Alpe d’Huez and past other national monuments.

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