Stage 21 | Chantilly to Paris | Tour de France 2016

Jul 24, 2016, 09:40 PM
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The 2016 Tour de France concluded on the Champs-Élysées, with Andre Greipel finally claiming a stage win and keeping the German streak of final-day victories going.

After victories for Marcel Kittel in 2013 and 2014, and Greipel’s win last year, the Germans have won four in a row on the famous Parisian boulevard.

As they did last year, Chris Froome and his Sky team-mates dropped back in the finishing straight so they could cross the line together to celebrate Froome’s third Tour title.

Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe were in Paris for a day of racing that provoked a festival atmosphere despite tighter security than the Tour has ever seen and a heavy police presence around the Place de la Concorde and the rest of the course.

They assess the three weeks of racing team-by-team and award marks out of five according to their performance in the race.

There’s a quick chat with Cannondale-Drapac boss Jonathan Vaughters, whose team’s hopes rested on Frenchman Pierre Rolland, who crashed heavily twice but picked himself up to finish 16th overall.

We also hear from Dan McLay and Sam Bennett, the British and Irish sprinters who finished their first Tours.

That brings three weeks of audio coverage of the Tour de France to a close. We’d like to thank all our sponsors, everyone on the Telegraph sports desk, our producers and guests and everyone who has worked behind the scenes to help us make the podcast.

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