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Vive Le Tour!

July 28, 2016
The Tour de France Finish

There’s no better day to be in Paris than when the final leg of the Tour de France swings into town. After three weeks, 21 stages and over 2,000 miles, the world’s most epic bike race hits the streets of the capital, finishing with eight frantic circuits of legendary avenue the Champs-Élysées. Arrive early on Sunday 24 July to bag your spot and watch the cyclists flash by!

The 103rd edition of Le Tour kicked off on 2 July with a dramatic race from postcard-pretty Mont-Saint-Michel to WW2 site Utah Beach. After punishing pedaling, death-defying sprints, exhausting mountain climbs and vertiginous descents, the last day is a special one. Successful riders will celebrate their wins as they roll into Paris, quaffing Champagne and posing for snaps (already decided should be the King of the Mountains polka dot jersey, the green sprint jersey and overall winner the famed yellow jersey).

Still up for grabs though will be the final sprint gong in Paris, the queen stage for the fast boys. 2016 may see some big names pull out early to focus on the Rio Olympics, but fans hope to see heroes Mark Cavendish, André Greipel, Marcel Kittel and Peter Sagan duke it out. Join cheering crowds along the Champs-Élysées and Arc de Triomphe at sunset to watch the gripping finish, then hit nearby bars to pop corks with the peloton. Salut!

24 July, 2016.

Tour de France / Champs-Élysées, 8th / http://www.letour.com/us/

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