A guide to the Tour de France
24th July 2016
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.
CyclingNews has the full race results and overall standings.
This is the Stage 21 highlights video.
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.
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.
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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