For the most part, today’s pancake-flat stage from Créteil to Paris Champs-Élysées is more ceremonial than competitive, as we expected to see no change in the overall lead, but the fight for the green jersey ensued. Final sprint points were awarded at two places along the Champs-Élysées with the final sprint being to the finish.
Not surprisingly, Mark Cavendish took his hat trick when he won the final stage in the Tour de France for the third time. He is the winner of the green jersey.
Cadel Evans is officially the winner of the maillot jaune by 1 minute, 34 seconds over second place Andy Schleck. The remaining podium spot is occupied by Frank Schleck. Thomas Voeckler takes the well-earned fourth place.
Yellow (Overall): Cadel Evans (BMC Racing, Australia)
Green (Points): Mark Cavendish (HTC-Highroad, Great Britain)
Polka-dot (Mountain): Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi, Spain)
White (Youth): Pierre Roland (Team Europcar, France)
Team: Team Garmin-Cervelo
Combative/Fighting Spirit: Jérémy Roy
Tour de France Stage 21 Sprints
Paris—Kristjan Koren (Liquigas-Cannondale, Slovenia), Jérémy Roy (FDJ, France), Sergio Paulinho (Team Radioshack, Portugal)
Paris—Mark Cavendish (HTC-Highroad, Great Britain), Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky Procycling, Norway), André Greipel (Omega Pharma-Lotto, Germany)
Izod Race for the Podium Watch & Win Sweepstakes
Today’s “Izod Race for the Podium Watch & Win Sweepstakes” word is PARIS.
My fantasy cycling picks for today were:
- Sébastien Hinault—111th overall, 11th stage, 30 FC
- Johnny Hoogerland—74th overall, 111th stage
- Thomas Voeckler—4th overall, 104th stage
- Cyril Gautier—43rd overall, 73rd stage
- Cadel Evans—Yellow jersey overall, 56th stage, 50 FC
- Andy Schleck—2nd overall, 68th stage
- Thor Hushovd—68th overall, 115th stage
- Tyler Farrar—159th overall, 4th stage, 74 FC
- Geraint Thomas—31st overall, 63rd stage
My fantasy cycling score for today is 163.