On Sunday, July 23 the Tour will end in Paris The final stage, of 103km, will run from Montgeron south of Paris [near Orly airport] to the Arc de Triomphe.
Montgeron is not new to the Tour in fact the 1st Tour left here in 1903,.
However, back then the riders faced a much more daunting ride of 467 km ride to Lyon!! This grand finale is always worth watching even if you are not a cycling fan – it’s the end of a long [ 3 week] and hard event and although the winner may already be decided, the final circuits around the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs-Elysées will be quite the spectacle. Even though the final winner may have been decided in Marseilles, you can expect some impressive bunch sprints and perhaps a breakaway from the chasing peloton as the riders vie to be one of the first 3 to cross the line and take time bonuses of 10, 6 and 4 seconds. You can see the final route in Paris below and choose your viewing point
The long line of riders enter the final circuit along the Champs Elysees at Ave. Winston Churchill then turn right towards the Place de Concorde then on around the Les Jardins des Tuileries before heading back along the Champs-Élysées to the Arc de Triomphe. They actually finish half way up the ‘Champs’ then continue to do several laps. Eight laps will be taken before the conclusion and celebrations along the Champs.
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Posted by Ralph