Tour de France Stage 21 – Data and Stats

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Written By David Girones

Engineer in love of Data and passionate about cycling, running and triathlon

Tour de France Stage 21 of 2022 will be the last stage of the French Tour and will go from Paris La Défense Arena to Paris (Champs-Élysées). It will be a Flat stage.

The Champs-Élysées has been the finishing line of the Tour de France since 1975 and the remaining sprinters in the race will try to get the glory and prestige of crossing first the finish line.

Statistics and data of Tour de France Stage 21

Tour de France Stage 21 Average Distance

To calculate the average distance of the Stage 21 of the TdF there is some extra information to be provided.

  • 11 times Stage 21 was an Individual Time Trial
  • 2 times Stage 21 was a Team Time Trial
  • 3 times Stage 21 was divided in more than one split

The average distance in kilometers of the Stage 21, has been 175.62 kms (109.14 miles).

If we do not consider Time Trials, as those stages are shorter, then Stage 21 average distance increases to 195.86 km (121.70 miles).

Stage number 21 of the 2022 edition of “Le Tour” will be shorter than the historical average with 112 kms (70 miles).

Tour de France Stage 21 Distance Evolution

The year by year distance evolution of Stage 21 of the Tour de France has been decreasing exactly as all the other stages. The reason is that in the early days of the Tour de France, stages were incredibly longer than what we are used to nowadays.

Tour de France Stage 21 Distance Evolution
  • Longest 21st Stage: 359.00 km. 1967 edition
  • Shortest 21st Stage: 24.50 km. 1989 edition

Tour de France Stage 21 types of stage

The twenty-first stage of the 2022 Tour de France will be a Flat stage from Paris La Défense Arena to Paris (Champs-Élysées). A Flat stage in the 21st stage of Tour de France has happened 57 times.

A Flat stage, with 57 times, is the most common type of stage on the twenty-first stage of the Tour de France.

Types of Tour de France Stage 21

TdF Stage 21 Locations

Starting Line

The cities that have hosted more times the start line of Tour de France Stage 21 are:

  • Malo-les-Bains – 3 times
  • Lyon – 3 times
  • Clermont-Ferrand – 3 times
  • Caen – 3 times
  • Auxerre – 3 times

Finish Line

The cities that have hosted more times the finish line of Tour de France Stage 21 are:

  • Paris (Champs-Élysées) – 23 times
  • Paris – 11 times
  • Orléans – 4 times
  • Dijon – 4 times
  • Versailles – 3 times

Tour de France Stage 21 winners

Find below the list of cyclists with more victories on the 21st stage of Tour de France:

  • Mark Cavendish (GBR) – 2 victories
  • Marcel Kittel (GER) – 2 victories
  • Laurent Fignon (FRA) – 2 victories
  • Greg LeMond (USA) – 2 victories
  • Bernard Hinault (FRA) – 2 victories
  • Antonin Magne (FRA) – 2 victories
  • André Leducq (FRA) – 2 victories
  • André Greipel (GER) -2 victories

Stage 21 Tour de France anecdotes and important days

This section of the page will be a live document where I will be adding information that I gather through the time or that I receive in the comments.

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