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Greipel wins Stage Twenty-One, Tour de France 2016, Hosking wins La Course

24th July 2016

André Greipel

André Greipel, by Nicola, Licence CC BY-SA 4.0

André Greipel won Stage 21 today, on the final day of the race. 

In evening sunshine in Paris, the riders attacked the eight tours of the finishing circuit. It came down to a sprint, and Alexander Kristoff hit the front a touch too early, with Greipel able to come round him, and hold off Peter Sagan.

Chris Froome finished safely in the bunch, and wins the 2016 Tour de France.

This video shows the closing stages.

CyclingNews has the full race results and overall standings.

This is the Stage 21 highlights video.

La Course

Chloe Hosking during the 2015 edition of La Course

Chloe Hosking (Wiggle Honda) at the 2015 edition of La Course, by youkeys, Licence CC BY 2.0

Earlier in the day, the women's race, La Course, was won by Chloe Hosking (Wiggle Honda).

Ellen van Dijk tried a long solo to the line, but the cobbles and uphill drag sapped her energy. Hosking began her sprint quite early, and reached the line without being challenged. Lotta Lepisto was second, and Marianne Vos third.

CyclingNews has the full results.

Stage by stage guide to the Tour de France 2016

Mont St-Michel

The 2016 Tour de France begins at Mont St Michel, in the Manche département of France. It tackles the Pyrenees before the Alps, and as always there's a final processional stage to Paris.

Read our stage by stage guide to the Tour de France 2016.

Stage 21, Tour de France 2016: Chantilly to Paris

Chris Froome in Paris on the 2013 Tour de France 

Chris Froome in Paris during the 2013 Tour de France, by Eric Salard, Flickr, Licence CC BY-SA 2.0

Stage 21 is the traditional final stage of the  Tour de France, with the GC already settled, and a prestigious stage win on the Champs-Elysées at stake. The riders start north of Paris in Chantilly, and wend their way to the outskirts of the city, before crossing the Seine to the Bois de Boulogne, then entering Paris via the Porte Maillot. They pass the Arc de Triomphe, and descend via place de l'Alma and place Concorde to the Louvre. Here, they begin 8 complete tours of the finishing circuit, up the Champs-Elysées, and back down to the Louvre via place de l'Alma. The ninth time over the line (part way up the Champs-Elysées) is the important one, which will determine the stage winner. Read about Stage 21, Tour de France 2016.

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