attacks multiply in the final circuit, roll to block

7:13 p.m

🏁 27 km

The distance between the front of the race and the vanguard of the peloton has never been greater: it is 14” at the time of crossing the finish line. There are four rounds left.

7:13 p.m

🏁 27 km

Two drivers returned to the race lead, both from Groupama-FDJ: Olivier Le Gac and Antoine Duchesne.

7:08 p.m

🏁 32 km

Rounding the Arc de Triomphe, the platoon catches up with the escapees. General regrouping but that doesn’t stop the daring ones from trying their luck again.

7:07 p.m

🏁 33 km

Nils Politt (Bora – Hansgrohe) struggled to get back into the breakaways, like Matteo Jorgenson (Movistar) before him, but the peloton was hot on the leader’s heels.

7:03 p.m

🏁 37.5 km

Mechanical problem for Mattia Cattaneo, who had to stop to put on the chain. It will be hard for him to come back. This will be done at the expense of great effort.

7:02 p.m

🏁 38 km

The five runners in front do not manage to distance themselves. The peloton is led by sprinter teams, in particular Alpecin – Deceuninck, Lotto-Soudal or Team BikeExchange.

6:59 p.m

🟢 40 km – Bissegger for the intermediate sprint

It is Stefan Bissegger (EF Education-EasyPost) who has just crossed the intermediate sprint in the lead, without having to compete of course, the pace is so high at the moment.

6:57 p.m

🏁 41 km

A counterattack was organized behind the four leading men. It is Daniel Felipe Martínez (Ineos Grenadiers) who is trying to close the gap and is getting closer and closer. He is followed by three other riders, among them Franck Bonnamour (B&B Hôtels – KTM) in particular.

6:55 p.m

🏁 44 km

Keep attacking. Stan Dewulf (AG2R Citroën), Stefan Bissegger (EF Education-EasyPost) and Jan Tratnik (Bahrain – Victorious) are joined by Mathieu Burgaudeau (TotalEnergies).

6:51 p.m

🏁 47 km

Stefan Kung (Groupama-FDJ) puts one back at the front of the peloton but the Swiss can’t get out.

6:51 p.m

🏁 47 km

The Patrouille de France accompanies the runners on the second ascent of the Champs Elysées. The pictures are great.

6:49 p.m

🏁 49 km

After a slow-paced first part of the stage, things now hit full speed from the first crossing of the finish line. The breakaway failed to form as the vanguard of the peloton led the chase to perfection. We also saw Pierre-Luc Périchon (Cofidis) up front.

6:46 p.m

🏁 52 km

Benoît Cosnefroy goes on the offensive, followed by Krists Neilands (Israel – Premier Tech) and Nils Politt (Bora – Hansgrohe).

6:43 p.m.

🏁 54 km – Make way for the first attacks!

It was enough to cross the finish line for the race to be carried on. The first attacks are placed for the riders, including Jan Tratnik (Bahrain – Victorious).

6:42 p.m

🏁 54 km

That’s it, the peloton is on the Champs Elysees for the first of their eight crossings over the finish line. Note that it is the Jumbo Visma formation of the yellow jersey Jonas Vingegaard who leads the peloton.

6:40 p.m.

🏁 56 km

After crossing the Pont Neuf, runners cross the Cour Carré du Louvre and arrive in front of the glass pyramid. They fork at the rue de Rivoli and are now on the final circuit.

6:25 p.m

🏁 66 km

The runners enter Paris through the 15th arrondissement. Gradually they will go towards the avenue des Champs Elysees and towards the final circuit.

6:18 p.m

🏁 72 km – Geschke for the symbol

It was Simon Geschke (Cofidis) who took the lead at the top of the Pavé des Gardes hill, the only indicated climb today. The German, who still wears the polka dot shirt even if he is not the leader, takes a point but that obviously won’t change anything: Jonas Vingegaard is the finalist and winner of the best climber classification.

6:16 p.m

🏁 73 km

Runners meet on the Pavés des Gardes hill: a 1.3 km climb at an average of 6.5%.

6:04 p.m

🏁 80 km

The traditional glass of champagne is distributed at the head of the peloton but the riders of the Jumbo Visma team.

5:49 p.m

🏁 89 km

Symbolic image: the six Danes still contested in this Tour de France appear at the head of the peloton. There is Mikkel Bjerg (UAE Team Emirates), Mikkel Honoré (Quick-Step Deceuninck), Andreas Kron (Lotto-Soudal), Mads Pedersen (Trek – Segafredo), Christopher Juul-Jensen (Team BikeExchange – Jayco) and Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo ). Visma) of course. Four of his compatriots were not so successful: Kasper Asgreen, Michael Morkov, Magnus Cort Nielsen and Jakob Fuglsang.

5:44 p.m

🏁 90 km

We have yet to witness the slightest attack, except for the last tier of distinctive jerseys at the start of the stage. The peloton heads towards Fontenay-le-Fleury.

5:32 p.m

🏁 95 km

The pace has increased slightly for a few kilometers but not significantly: the peloton travels at just over 30 km/h, which raises the average for this stage to 26.2 km/h after twenty kilometers.

5:30 p.m

🏁 96 km

The entire Jumbo Visma team in yellow jersey Jonas Vingegaard and green jersey Wout Van Aert arrive in front of the peloton for the traditional photo.

5:25 p.m

A nod to Caleb Ewan, the red lantern of this Tour de France

5:22 p.m

In any case, the 2022 edition will be the fastest in history

The 2022 edition will still be, after the last stage on the Champs Elysées, the fastest in history. Summary of the reasons mentioned by the brokers, past or present.

5:20 p.m

🏁 103 km

Do you want maybe the average speed at the start of this stage? 22.5 km/h! It does all the drivers a lot of good, having fought during each stage for breakaways.

5:12 p.m

🎥 Van Aert, Pogacar and Vingegaard played a show in Paris

Funny scene at the start of the 21st and final stage of the Tour de France, Wout Van Aert, Tadej Pogacar and Jonas Vingegaard had fun attacking from the zero kilometer point. The Belgian launched an attack and was immediately followed by the white jersey and his teammate the yellow. For the spectacle, the three riders took a lead of around thirty seconds before logically being caught by the peloton two kilometers further on.

5:08 p.m

🏁 107 km

Without having attacked, Wout Van Aert (him again) and Philippe Gilbert take a few tenths of an advantage over the vanguard of the peloton. They speak calmly.

5:05 p.m

🏁 108 km

Currently the pace is very weak for the peloton. With the exception of the show that Van Aert, Pogacar and Vingegaard put on a few minutes ago, there was no attack involved.

4:52 p.m

🏁 113 km – Geschke connects

History of grouping the four distinctive jerseys at the front, Simon Geschke made a small effort to return the three main men. One photo and that’s it… Logically, the peloton joins them.

4:47 p.m

🏁 115 km. Van Aert attack, he leaves with… Pogacar and Vingegaard!

Fun scene on the Tour de France route! From the actual start given, Wout Van Aert accelerates and is followed by Tadej Pogacar and then Jonas Vingegaard. Currently at the front, we therefore find the yellow jersey, the green jersey and the polka dot jersey.

4:46 p.m

🏳️ Christian Prudhomme gives the real start: let’s go!

From the open roof of the race director’s car, Christian Prudhomme waves the flag and officially launches this 21st and final stage.

4:43 p.m

Peter Sagan is standing, changing bikes

While the riders are currently parading through the La Défense neighborhood, waiting for the actual start in just over a kilometer, Peter Sagan stops and changes bikes. The Slovak must have encountered a mechanical problem.

4:31 p.m

The fictitious beginning is given!

The 135 riders still competing in this Tour de France, as Michael Woods, Guillaume Boivin and Gorka Izagirre are non-riders, have just left La Défense Arena. The actual departure will take place in a quarter of an hour, at 4.45 pm, for a stage of 115.6 km.

4:20 p.m

🚴🏻 Ineos Grenadiers, best team

The British formation Ineos Grenadiers wins this year’s team classification of this Tour de France. With Geraint Thomas (3rd), Adam Yates (10) and Tom Pidcock (17) in particular, he won by more than 37 minutes in Groupama-FDJ.

4:15 p.m

Tadej Pogacar, even better young man

For the third consecutive year, Tadej Pogacar wins the white shirt. But this time, the Slovenian does not complete his trophy cabinet with a third yellow shirt. At 23 years old, the leader of the UAE Team Emirates team logically wins the distinction of best youngster, very clearly ahead of Tom Pidcock (Ineos Grenadiers) and his teammate Brandon McNulty, marked respectively at 57’34” and 1h27’43”. .

3:56 p.m

The Dutch Lorena Wiebes is offered the first stage of the women’s Tour de France

The women’s Tour de France started this Sunday, July 24. It was the Dutch Lorena Wiebes (Team DSM), the big favorite of the day, who won the first stage in a sprint ahead of Marianne Vos (Jumbo-Visma). It becomes the first yellow jersey of the women’s Tour.

3:47 p.m

Michael Woods, positive for Covid, will not start

Even so, so close to the finish, Michael Woods (Israel – Premier Tech) will not start this 21st and final stage. The Canadian has tested positive for Covid-19 and therefore cannot line up today. His compatriot Guillaume Boivin will not be in his team at the start either. He is suffering, sick, but has not tested positive for Covid-19.

3:45 p.m

PORTRAIT Who are you, where are you from, Jonas Vingegaard?

3:35 p.m

👉 Introducing the 21st and final step

We dive calmly towards the 21st and last stage. The curtain will fall on the Tour de France 2022. After three grueling weeks of racing, the runners are this Sunday in Paris for the traditional finish on the Champs Elysees, at the foot of the Arc de Triomphe. A group sprint should decide the final winner. Jonas Vingegaard, he at the end of this stage, will go down in history by registering his name for the first time on the list of winners of the Grande Boucle.

3:20 p.m

“You have to trust us,” replies Jonas Vingegaard about doping

Jonas Vingegaard will win his first Tour de France this Sunday, July 24. At a press conference, the Dane from Jumbo-Visma had to face questions about doping for the first time.

3:07 p.m

Why will the 2022 edition be the fastest in the history of the Tour de France?

The 2022 edition will be this Sunday, July 24, at the end of the last stage on the Champs Elysees, the fastest in history. Summary of the reasons mentioned by the brokers, past or present.

2:45 p.m

🚨 The city of Paris will join B&B Hotels – KTM, Jérôme Pineau’s team

2:25 p.m

🎙️ “Almost impossible to achieve what we did”: reactions after the 20th stage

Wout Van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) won the 20th stage of the Tour de France, this Saturday 23 July, a 40 kilometer time trial. His third stage victory in this Grande Boucle. The Belgian beat his team-mate and the yellow jersey, Jonas Vingegaard, guaranteed to win the Tour de France. Find all reactions.

2:00 p.m

Hello everybody !

We are delighted to have you with us to follow live the 21st and last stage of this Tour de France 2022. The start will take place at the Paris La Défense Arena at 16.45 hours elapsed during the 109th edition.

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