Preview: 2013 Tour de France — Stage 21
Versailles to Paris (133.5km)
Saturday, July 21 12:15 P.M. EDT – 3:35 P.M. EDT
Live Coverage sponsored by Clif Bar
Around the Arc de Triomphe
It’s time to finish this 100th edition of the Tour de France and the race organizers have done everything they can to make sure it happens with style. The stage starts at the Palace of Versailles and finishes on the Champs-Élysées around 21:45 local time.
It will be a spectacular view with the riders passing through Paris at nighttime and this year the peloton goes all the way around the Arc de Triomphe instead of turning just before as in previous editions.
Mark Cavendish will be eager to take his fifth consecutive win on the Champs-Élysées and Omega Pharma-Quick Step has a complete team to help him write history in this 100th edition of the Tour. Marcel Kittel, André Greipel and Peter Sagan will do whatever they can to challenge the Manxman, but it won’t be easy.
The riders may not like this late finish, but for the TV viewers, it will be a perfect way to finish a great Tour de France.
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