The last stage in Paris.
The laps in Paris
Nine laps in total and it is business as usual.
The Flamme Rouge
The dip into the last right-hand turn is the most important part of the sprint. You can easily, if misplaced, get boxed in towards the barriers on the left side of the road.
Very little wind and warm again.
Wout van Aert – he won here last year. He does not seem to fade out in Grand Tours, it seems they only make him stronger. With Laporte to help him – they should have a good shot. One concern, will he wait and ride over the line with Jonas to create a memory? I think the stage win is more important, there will be time to celebrate afterward.
Phillipsen – I think he is one of the strongest too. A good sprint but beaten tactically on stage 19. I think Alpecin-Fenix will be one of the teams taking a lot of responsibility tomorrow, but they often have very few helpers left in the final kms for Phillipsen.
Jakobsen – he is still the fastest man, but he is tired. Normally, riders still here perform well despite how hard the last days could have been. It is the biggest win any sprinter can get. He still has a few helpers left that can do a fine lead-out.
Kristoff – is normally very consistent on Champs-Elysses. I think he is one of the freshest left.
Ewan – he looks cooked, but 10th yesterday was a good result. It will depend on how will he position himself, something that has been a problem all year.
Mads P – he can do very well tomorrow, but he can also still be fatigued after his night with illness.
Who will win?
Wout van Aert.