Champagne On The Champs Élysées | Does The Last Stage Of The Tour de France Really Matter?

Published on July 17th 2021


The Tour de France has finished on the Champs Élysées in Paris for years. Teams roll into the city in a procession, sipping champagne and taking photos, before the sprinters teams race for about half an hour for a final sprint victory. But why is this? Surely a 21 day stage race should be raced for all 21 days? In this video, Cillian Kelly breaks down the stats around the Champs Élysées finale, and questions whether this "tradition" still has a place in modern cycling! Subscribe to GCN+ for cycling as you have never seen it before! Live racing, shows & cycling adventure films: Subscribe to GCN Racing: #GCN #Cycling #BikeRacing What do you think? Should the final stage into Paris be raced properly? Let us know in the comments below! Check out the GCN App: Let us know what your favourite race is, and which races you’d like us to cover. Brought to you by the world’s biggest cycling channel, the Global Cycling Network (GCN), GCN Racing brings you the best of the world’s bike races to your screens, wherever you are: the finest live race commentary, in-depth analysis and behind the scenes access from your favourite events are all here. So get involved, join us, and get ready to be in the thick of the action. Engage with on the channel and across social media – we’re here to answer every question you’ve got on cycling racing. GCN - GCN Japan: GCN Italia: Suscribirse a GCN en Español: The GCN Club - YouTube Channel - Facebook - Instagram - Twitter - GMBN Tech - GCN Tech - EMBN -