And finally…

Stage 20 Longjumeau – Paris
So the final stage into Paris and the sprinter’s playground of the Champs-Elysées. While the yellow jersey sips champagne and poses for the cameras, the speed merchants and their lead-out trains will be fighting over the one they all want to win. Mark Cavendish and HTC-Columbia teammate Mark Renshaw humiliated the opposition last year, exiting the Place de la Concorde with a huge gap.

It may be technically possible to evade the peloton in Paris, but in 35 years of finishes on the famous avenue, only one man has done it: Bernard Hinault, 1979.


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