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