Tour de France 2018 Route stage 21: Houilles - Paris

Tour de France 2018 stage 21Sunday, 29 July 2018 - Edition 105 of the Tour de France bids farewell with a traditional flat route. At 116 kilometres, stage 21 travels from Houilles to Paris to conclude with eight laps on the Champs-Élysées.

A Champs-Élysées victory should be on the resume of the greatest sprinters. Mark Cavendish took four stage wins in Paris, yet it’s been five editions since his last win. In 2013 and 2014 Marcel Kittel powered to victory, while another German was fastest in 2015 and 2016: André Greipel. Last year, young gun Dylan Groenewegen bested the field.

The first three riders on the line win time bonuses of 10, 6 and 4 seconds. The intermediate sprint (at kilometre 76) does not come with a time bonus, it’s a sprint for green jersey points.

Read also: results/race report 21st stage 2018 Tour de France.

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  • Philip says:

    Thanks, we have fixed it

  • Lorraine Dixon says:

    Wonderful shots of the dam with the Dam Busters music. Absolutely beautiful. Thanks.

  • Nicklas says:

    Hey! when are ther rider expected to head to Paris! What time?

  • Eric says:

    For the start of Stage 21 in Houilles, TDF official website shows start as Houilles and Départ réel about 600m away from Houilles center. What is the best place to view the start of the stage? Where will the trucks and riders be setup pre-race? I plan to arrive out to Houilles around 12:00 to walk around? Thank you.

    • Hendrik Eppinga says:

      Hi Eric,
      the best spot is probably the center, at the beginning of the neutral zone.
      That would be a big square, and often that is place where the trucks and busses are parked.

      Good luck!


  • mark says:

    where would be the best place to stand in paris to watch the final stage with two children in your experience ?

    • Hendrik Eppinga says:

      that would probably be along the Champs-Élysées. You can see the riders several times if you have a good spot. But it may be crowded.

      Good Luck!

  • kate Rowe says:

    HI i will be in Paris for the final stage… Where do we find out what time they might arrive into Paris. I will watch for the Rue de Rivoli

    • Hendrik Eppinga says:

      Hi Kate,
      the exact time is not known yet, but the last few years the finish was in the evening.
      So they may arrive in Paris around 4 or 5 in the afternoon.
      We know more when the official time schedule is published.

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