Date: Sunday, July 24 2011
From/to: Créteil to Paris Champs-Élysées
Distance: 95km
Type: Flat

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After two comfortable victories on the Champs-Élysées previously, can Mark Cavendish become the first rider ever to take a hat-trick of wins on the iconic avenue?

Pan-flat stages are almost as rare as time trials in this year’s Tour, so HTC-Highroad will be keen to keep the race under control around the Parisian streets.

To make up for a 550km transfer from Grenoble, this is the shortest road stage of the entire race, clocking it at a paltry 95km – 51 of which are on the finishing circuit around the Champs-Élysées.

Stage 21 profile, Tour de France 2011

Stage 21 map, Tour de France 2011

Tour de France 2011: Related links

Tour de France 2011: Cycling Weekly’s coverage index

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  • Greyridge

    What is the GMT time of today’s event? The ‘Le tour’ website has got a schedule which I don’t understand. The itv4 site, in its solipsistic way, tells me when their coverage starts, but not the actual start time of the stage.

  • TnHiker

    With the top 6 so close together after stage 19, is it reasonable to expect that stage 21 (Sunday) will be a serious race for the top position or is it likely that tradition will rule and allow the race to be decided at the end of the day for stage 20?