Tour de France 2023: Meeus wins Champs-Élysées sprint, Vingegaard seals GC win

Jordi Meeus - Tour de France 2023: Meeus wins Champs-Élysées sprint, Vingegaard seals GC winimage: Cor VosAs always, the sprinters have the final say on the Champs-Élysées in Paris. Jordi Meeus powers to a close victory ahead of Jasper Philipsen, while Jonas Vingegaard seals the overall triumph on GC. Tadej Pogacar and Adam Yates round out the final podium. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 21st stage 2023 Tour de France

1. Jordi Meeus (bel)
2. Jasper Philipsen (bel) s.t.
3. Dylan Groenewegen (nld) s.t.
4. Mads Pedersen (den) s.t.
5. Ceel Bol (nld) s.t.
6. Biniam Girmay (eri) s.t.
7. Bryan Coquard (fra) s.t.
8. Søren Wærenskjold (nor) s.t.
9. Corbin Strong (nzl) s.t.
10. Luca Mozzato (ita) s.t.

GC 2023 Tour de France
1. Jonas Vingegaard (den)
2. Tadej Pogacar (slo) + 7.29
3. Adam Yates (gbr) + 10.56
4. Simon Yates (gbr) + 12.23
5. Carlos Rodriguez (spa) + 12.57
6. Pello Bilbao (spa) + 13.27
7. Jai Hindley (aus) + 14.44
8. Felix Gall (aut) + 16.09
9. David Gaudu (fra) + 23.08
10. Guillaume Martin (fra) + 26.30

Race report
Victor Campenaerts attacks from the gun. But… it’s a feint and he does not push on. The peloton rolls in photoshoot fashion into Paris before Tadej Pogacar himself strikes in Paris. Nathan Van Hooydonck follows his wheel, while Michal Kwiatkowski, Alberto Bettiol, Nils Politt, Mattias Skjelmose, Alex Edmondson, Harold Tejada and Yves Lampaert bridge across in the next lap.

The break is caught and then it’s up to Simon Clarke, Frederik Frison and Nelson Oliveira. The peloton brings the trio back in the penultimate lap.

Mathieu van der Poel leads out Jasper Philipsen, while Dylan Groenewegen sits in his wheel. He opens the sprint and Mads Pedersen comes close, but it’s Jasper Philipsen and Jordi Meeus who overhaul them in the dying metres. The latter takes the win with a brilliant jump to the line.

Jonas Vingegaard wins the Tour de France ahead of Tadej Pogacar and Adam Yates.

Another interesting read: route 21st stage 2023 Tour de France.

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