Tour de France 2017: What will happen in week three? (video)

With the Tour de France coming into its final week, we take a look at all the possibilities for the final stages of the race
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Following a topsy turvy second week at the Tour de France that saw Chris Froome and Fabio Aru battled it out for yellow we look forward to the third and final week.

With more flat finishes to come in the shape of stage 19 and 21, we will see the remaining fast men battle it out once more.

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However, with Marcel Kittel already taking five stages it may be pointless any other sprinters even trying.

With the race entering the Alps after some tough riding in the Jura and Pyrenees mountains, Froome and his fellow rivals will all be eyeing up some valuable time gains and with stage 17 looking like it’s perfectly set up for Romain Bardet to attack on the descent.

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As the Tour de France reaches it conclusion, we take a look at all the possibilities for the final stages of the race in the Alps and final time trial.

The stand out stage will be stage 18 with a summit finish atop the Col d’Izoard, such a famous climb will inspire some riders to push and could be the breaking point for others.

The final week may once again provide more opportunities for breakaways to go and with some of the smaller teams trying their luck in the first two weeks, we could possibly see the first breakaway win.

However, with an individual time trial to come on the penultimate stage the stage will be set for Froome to win the race or lose it.

Let us know what you thought of the first two weeks and how you think the Tour will finish. You can also check out the full route here.

The Tour de France 2017 runs from July 1 to July 23, starting in Düsseldorf and culminating with its traditional finish in Paris.