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Tour de France

Stage 21: Chatou to Paris Champs-Elysées

Moving the finish line back gives the sprinters a better chance to fight with equal arms.


Stage date
JUL 18, 2021
Stage distance
108.1 KM
Stage terrain
Flat

Start: 10:15 am EDT

Est. Finish: 1:16 pm EDT


A Longer Sprint on the Champs

After starting at Chatou on the Seine River and looping to the west and south of Paris, this final stage reaches the Champs-Élysées circuit after crossing the cobbled courtyard of the Louvre museum. It should once again go the way of the sprinters. But there’s one small change: the finish line will be 150 meters farther up the avenue this year. That’s because alterations to the Rue de Rivoli have made the road narrower and the last corner a little tighter. So, moving the finish line back gives the sprinters a better chance to fight with equal arms. If Sagan and Bennett are still fighting for the green jersey the finish will be a spectacle just before sunset in Paris.

Finish Line

After eight laps of 6.8km finishing circuit at the end of a flat 700m straight on the 26.3 feet wide Champs-Élysées.