Matthews and Kittel ready for green jersey battle to come down to fight on the Champs-Élysées

The two sprinters are now neck and neck in the points standings with only two stages remaining to decide it

Marcel Kittel in the Tour de France green jersey

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Michael Matthews (Sunweb), winner of the 16th stage of the Tour de France in Romans-sur-Isère, promises a green jersey fight all the way to Paris with current leader Marcel Kittel (Quick-Step Floors).

Matthews won the windy stage on Tuesday and before the rest day, stage 14. He trails the green jersey leader by 29 points, 344 to Kittel's 373.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.