Tour de France live: Jordi Meeus claims surprise Champs-Élysées sprint win; Vingegaard crowned Tour champion; Lotte Kopecky breaks clear to win stage one of the Tour de France Femmes

Live updates as the Tour de France comes to a close, and the Tour de France Femmes begins

Hello and welcome to today’s live blog! For one day only, we bring you two Tour de France stages for the price of one: the final stage of the men’s race, and the opener of the Tour de France Femmes. A bunch sprint will inevitably decide the former, while a late climb is sure to ignite attacks in the women’s race.

14:24: Attack from Kopecky on the final climb

14:35: Kopecky wins stage one

15:32: Men's final stage underway

17:33: Riders arrive onto the Champs-Élysées

18:35: Meeus wins stage 21


46km to go: The Tour de France Femmes is underway, but it’s been an uneventful opening stage so far. A few riders went up the road earlier in the day to try and be the breakaway of the day, but the peloton is currently all together

45km to go: We have an attack! The peloton needed something to wake it up for what has been a sleepy stage so far, and it’s arrived in the form of a Marta Lach (Ceratizit-WNT) attack. She’s already got a lead of 30 seconds.

41km to go: India Grangier (Team Coop - Hitec Products) and Amber Pate (Jayco AluUla) got their bikes a little tangled together as the peloton concertinad, but they’re both fine

39km to go: There’s a problem for April Tacey in the peloton. She looks alright though, and is back on the bike.

Unfortunately there is already an abandonment to report from earlier in the day, after Mireia Benito (AG Insurance-Soudal QuickStep) fell heavily into a ditch. She was conscious, but looked in a bad way, and has been taken to hospital 

32km to go: The pace is certainly up in the peloton. Some riders have been dropped out the back, while Lach’s lead is down to just 10 seconds


The crowds are out in force to cheer on the second TDFF

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31km to go: Lach has been caught, so it's gruppo compatto once more

29km to go: An intermediate sprint is coming up in a few kilometres, which will be the first showdown in the green jersey classification. Marianne Vos is reigning champion in that competition, and is sure to go for points now.

28km to go: Crash in the peloton as they approach that sprint. Lots of riders held up, including Annemiek van Vleuten, but doesn’t seem like anyone is badly hurt

26.5km to go: It wasn’t a full-on sprint for the points at the intermediate sprint, with only a few riders accelerating at the line. Interestingly, Lizzie Deignan sprinted to take the maximum points. Will the green jersey be her main target for this Tour? She’s not a sprinter, but could pick up lots of points on punchy stages

Here’s a full run-down of that intermediate sprint, and how many points they earned. A surprising number of climbers up there, and no sign of potential winners like Wiebes and Kopecky, but Vos collected a decent haul in fifth. 

1. Lizzie Deignan (Lidl-Trek), 25 pts

2. Ashleigh Moolman Pasio (AG Insurance-Soudal Qucik-Step), 20 pts

3. Karlijn Swinkels (Jumbo Visma), 17 pts

4. Maria Confalonieri (Uno-X), 15 pts

5. Marianne Vos (Jumbo Visma), 13 pts

6. Léa Curinier (DSM-Firmenich), 11 pts

7. Yara Kastelijn (Fenix-Deceuninck), 10 pts

8. Anna Henderson (Jumbo Visma), 9 pts

9. Pfeiffer Georgi (DSM-Firmenich), 8 pts

10. Elisa Longo Borghini (Lidl-Trek), 7 pts

Elise Uijen (DSM-Firmenich), 6 pts

12. Mischa Bredewold (SD Worx), 5 pts

13. Amanda Spratt (Lidl-Trek), 4 pts

14. Charlotte Kool (DSM-Firmenich), 3 pts

15. Julia Borgström (AG Insurance-Soudal Quick-Step), 2 pts