Mark Cavendish vs André Greipel in Tour de France's final sprint showdown

With sprint trains reduced by illness, injury and fatigue, Sunday's Tour de France finale is far from a foregone conclusion

Mark Cavendish wins stage seven of the 2015 Tour de France

(Image credit: Watson)

Battered sprint teams will vie for ultimate glory on the Champs Élysées in Paris on the final stage of the Tour de France on Sunday.

Andre Greipel (Lotto-Soudal) and Mark Cavendish (Etixx-QuickStep) headline the reduced field keen to take the honours on the unofficial world championship for sprinters, following a ceremonial start for now two-time British race winner Chris Froome (Sky).

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Sophie Smith is an Australian journalist, broadcaster and author of Pain & Privilege: Inside Le Tour. She follows the WorldTour circuit, working for British, Australian and US press, and has covered 10 Tours de France.