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Tour de France, Stage 20

Longjumeau to Paris, Champs-Élysées – 102.5 km

Tour de France Stage 20 Profile

Tour de France Stage 20 Profile

The Finish

A classic sprint finish – just when you think you see a rider over taking, another sprints out in front, and just as you begin to believe that’s the guy who’s going to win – that’s when the white and yellow jersey of Mark Cavendish is launched by his Team HTC – Columbia mates. Then he puts it up to 100%, and then you know who’s going to win the final stage – there is no doubt.

Mark Cavendish

Mark Cavendish

Mark Cavendish gets his 4th stage win in the 2010 Tour de France.

Of the 170 riders to finish Stage 20, and the 2010 Tour de France, 161 of them are in a same pack, and thus finish with the same time — thus making this stage completely meaningless to the overall race. But the views of Paris… and the photo ops for the heads of state… are absolutely breathtaking. ;]

4 riders finish + 0:33
1 at + 0:35
3 at + 0:37
?Penalized? Steve Morabito is placed 170th (+ 0:00), and finishes the 2010 Tour de France in 51st place.

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Posted: July 25th, 2010
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