LIVE – Tour de France (21st stage): the peloton accelerates as it approaches Paris

Champagne for Vingegaard and Jumbo-Visma

The Jumbo-Visma riders treated themselves to a small glass of champagne on the way to celebrate the upcoming coronation of Jonas Vingegaard.

The pace kicked up a notch

After a very quiet start to the stage (average 26km/h), the peloton speeds up a bit as they approach the capital.

A little less than 90km to cover

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

The runners continue their grand parade

It’s always been a very quiet step in this last stage, which looks like a big parade at the moment.

The peloton passes near the Palace of Versailles

The distance between the runners is almost 15km. Another hundred before reaching the Champs-Élysées. The pace within the peloton is often reduced, passing near the Palace of Versailles. Everyone enjoyed the view and the good weather.

Gilbert is all smiles for his Tour finale

Philippe Gilbert joked with other runners and journalists. The Belgian from Lotto Soudal lived his last hours in the Tour de France. At the age of 40, he will retire at the end of the year.

A very slow pace

The riders walk the streets of 92 at the start of the stage. Relaxation and relaxation within the peleton, which is less than 10km away from the start provided by La Défense Arena.

Geschke beside the innkeepers

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

The peloton crossed 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 lead the way

The three runners offer themselves a little sprint in good spirits. This final stage should take place at a relatively relaxed pace, as it does every year. Unless there is 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 at 115.6 km.

Izaguirre will not start

New non-runner to report before this final 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 is also a non-runner

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

Before the final stage, the Women’s Tour de France starts this Sunday

The grand opening will be given at the foot of the Eiffel Tower. The 144 runners in the race had to walk 81.7 kilometers before reaching the Champs-Élysées.

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

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

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

More info here.

Where can we see the last stage coming to the Champs-Élysées?

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

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

The runners will arrive in the heart of Paris in front of the Luxembourg Gardens at the level of the Senate around 6:08 pm. Spectators can also wait for the runners at Place Saint-Michel where the runners will pass afterwards. They will then arrive at the Pont Neuf and in front of the Louvre Palace before reaching the final circuit of the Champs-Elysées at 6:08 pm if there is a fast race and 6:16 pm if the average is slow. race.

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

The profile of the period of the day

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

Hello there

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

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

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