LIVE – Tour de France (21st stage): the big explanation on the Champs-Élysées

There are still five laps left on the Champs

Five more laps to go on the Champs-Élysées circuit (6.8km). The leading group, now made up of nine riders, is about to be caught by the peloton. Everything remains open in this last step.

The front six don’t widen the gap

The six riders now in the lead are unable to break away from the peloton, which is just 8 seconds behind. The pace is intense on the Champs-Élysées.

Five runners up front

Five men are racing in the lead, including Frenchman Mathieu Burgaudeau. But the peloton is only 200m behind. Another 40km in this last stage.

Bissegger and Dewulf give it a shot

Stefan Bissegger and Stan Dewulf try a small breakaway, but the peloton is not far behind. Jan Tratnik and Mathieu Burgaudeau join the two leading men. There are 43km left.

The peloton in single file

A few riders are attempting an offensive like Jonas Rutsch and Jan Tratnik. But the peloton is just behind, launched at more than 70km/h in single file. There are still 46km to go in the Champs-Élysées sector.

Less than an hour before arrival

There are 52km left before the finish of this last stage. The winner should be known within an hour. The runners are at a very high pace on the Champs-Élysées.

Many Danish spectators

Many Danish flags are waved along the Champs-Élysées to celebrate the upcoming coronation of Jonas Vingegaard.

The runners are on the Champs-Élysées

The peloton has arrived on the most beautiful avenue in the world. The runners will complete eight laps of the circuit (6.8km) on the Champs-Élysées. The serious things begin!

A passage near the Louvre

Superb images of the peloton crossing the square courtyard of the Louvre, before rounding the pyramid of the famous Parisian museum. Jonas Vingegaard and the Jumbo-Vista are still leading the peloton at a steady pace.

Runners at full speed in Paris

The runners are launched at full speed in Paris. They pass on the boulevard Saint-Michel, before joining the quays of the Seine. At more than 60 km/h. There are less than 60km to go.

The peloton is in the capital

The runners entered Paris. They have just passed in front of our premises located in the 15th arrondissement.

The last climb of this Tour 2022

The riders overcome the last difficulty of this Tour de France 2022: the side of the Pavé des gardes. Simon Geschke, the polka dot jersey by proxy, takes the lead. Without anyone trying to fight. Still 70km to go to the Champs-Élysées.

Champagne for Vingegaard and the Jumbo-Visma

The Jumbo-Visma riders treat themselves to a little glass of champagne on the road to celebrate the upcoming coronation of Jonas Vingegaard.

The pace kicks up a notch

After a very quiet start to the stage (average of 26km/h), the peloton accelerates a little as they approach the capital.

A little less than 90km to cover

The peloton continues its ride in the west of Paris, passing through the Yvelines, near the Vélodrome de Saint-Quentin.

The runners continue their great parade

Always a very quiet pace in this last stage, which looks like a big parade for the moment.

The peloton passes near the Palace of Versailles

The runners covered nearly 15km. Another hundred before the arrival on the Champs-Élysées. Always a reduced pace within the peloton, which passes near the Palace of Versailles. Everyone enjoys the scenery and the good weather.

Gilbert all smiles for his last on the Tour

Philippe Gilbert jokes with other runners and journalists. The Belgian from Lotto Soudal is living his last hours on the Tour de France. At 40, he will retire at the end of the year.

A very leisurely pace

The riders are strolling on the roads of 92 at the start of the stage. Relaxation and relaxation within the peleton, which has covered less than 10km since the start given at La Défense Arena.

Geschke alongside the innkeepers

German Simon Geschke wears the polka dot jersey by proxy (he is second in the climbers’ classification behind Jonas Vingegaard). The Cofidis rider is leading the peloton alongside Wout van Aert (green jersey), Tadej Pogacar (white jersey) and Jonas Vingegaard (yellow jersey).

The peloton crosses the Hauts-de-Seine

Led by the leaders of this Tour 2022, the peloton roams the streets of Hauts-de-Seine, west of Paris.

Van Art, Pogacar and Vingegaard take the lead

The three runners offer themselves a small sprint in a good mood. This last stage should take place at a fairly leisurely pace, like every year. Unless there’s a surprise.

The last step is launched

The riders have just set off for the 21st and final stage of the Tour de France! See you on the Champs-Élysées in 115.6 km.

Izaguirre will not start

New non-runner to report before this last stage of the Tour de France: Gorka Izaguirre. The Movistar rider returned home this Saturday after the time trial to prepare for the Ordizia Classic, which will be held on Monday, his team announced.

Boivin also non-runner

Israel-Premier Tech will finish the Tour with three riders. After Michael Woods, positive for Covid and already non-runner for the 21st stage, the team loses Guillaume Boivin. Despite a negative test, the Canadian rider does not feel well and will not take the start as a precaution.

Before the last stage, the women’s Tour de France starts this Sunday

The big start will be given at the foot of the Eiffel Tower. The 144 runners in the running will have to cover 81.7 kilometers before arriving on the Champs-Élysées.

>> All about the new women’s Tour de France

Positive for Covid, Michaël Woods will not start the last stage

Michael Woods, the Canadian rider from Israel-Premier Tech, will not start the last stage due to a positive Covid test. A final blow for the training led by Christopher Froome, who had also left the race because of the Covid. Simon Clarke and Jakob Fuglsang also dropped out a few days ago.

More information here.

Where to see the last stage which arrives on the Champs-Élysées?

The Tour de France ends this Sunday with a 115.6 kilometer stage between Paris la Défense Arena and the Champs-Elysées. The peloton will set off from La Défense at 4:45 p.m. before passing through the towns of Suresnes, Nanterre and Garches.

The peloton will then drive in front of the Palace of Versailles around 5:38 p.m. The peloton will enter Paris via the Quai d’Issy around 5:58 p.m. after more than an hour of racing. It will then pass along several gates in the south of the capital: Porte de Versailles, Porte de la Plaine, Porte Brancion or Porte de Vanves. He is expected at the latter around 6:02 p.m.

The runners will then arrive quickly in the heart of Paris in front of the Luxembourg Gardens at the level of the Senate around 6:08 p.m. Spectators can also wait for the runners on the Place Saint-Michel where the runners will pass just after. They will then arrive on the Pont Neuf and in front of the Louvre Palace before arriving on the final circuit on the Champs-Elysées at 6:08 p.m. in the event of a fast race and 6:16 p.m. in the event of a slow average race.

There will then remain more than 55 kilometers to cover on the famous artery of the capital to complete this 2022 edition of the Tour de France.

The profile of the day’s stage

As tradition dictates, the pace will not be too brisk before the arrival on the Champs and the 6.8 km circuit (to be covered eight times), where the teams of sprinters will do everything to place their runner in the best conditions for the final sprint.

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Welcome to this live commentary to follow the 21st and final stage of the Tour de France 2022, between Paris La Défense Arena and the Champs-Élysées. The departure will be given at 4:45 p.m., for an estimated arrival at 7:30 p.m.

Before the men’s race, the big start of the women’s Tour de France will be given at 1:20 p.m. at the foot of the Eiffel Tower.

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