2022 year Tour de France concludes on Sunday with a 116-kilometer walk to the Champs-Élysées in Paris.

A traditional truce of 21 stages means Jonas Wingegard will enjoy a procession to the French capital with his Jumbo-Visma teammates at the end of a long, hard month, and modern tradition dictates that the winning team drink champagne during the ride.

They may well have a sore head from Saturday’s celebrations after they sealed the yellow jersey in style by earning one-two in stage 20 of the individual time trial with a green T-shirt Vout van Ert victory of Wingegard’s teammate.

It has been a sensational tour for both riders and Van Aert will be looking for his fourth stage win when the group arrives at the Champs Elysees on Sunday afternoon for the usual sprint.

The superstar Belgian may be the favourite, but he will face competition from those sprinters who have battled through the Alps and Pyrenees to get to this point, all desperate to win the prestigious stage in Paris. Caleb Ewen (Lotto-Soudal), Fabio Jacobsen (QuickStep), Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin) and Dylan Groenewegen (BikeEchange) are among those hoping to challenge.

Geraint Thomas will travel to Paris to confirm the third podium position of his career at the Tour de France, dethroned Thaddeus Pogacar will win the white young rider jersey and Wingegaard will take the polka dot jersey to go along with the yellow after his efforts in the Pyrenees saw he rose to the top of the King of the Mountains classification.

Map and profile of stage 21

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How to watch on TV and stream online

Coverage of the Tour de France can be found this year on ITV4, Eurosport, Discovery+ and GCN+ (Global Cycling Network).

Live racing will be shown each day on ITV4 before the highlights, usually at 7pm each day. The ITV website lists the timings here.

Eurosport and GCN+ will be showing every minute of every stage. More on Eurosport’s coverage here and GCN+ coverage here.

It is also featured on the Eurosport Discovery+ streaming service with broadcast information here.

General classification after the 20th stage

1. Jonas Wingegaard (Jumbo Visma) 76 hours 33′ 57”

2. Thaddeus Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) +3’34”

3. Geraint Thomas (Ineas Grenadiers) +8’13”

4. David Gaudu (Groupama-FDJ) +13’56”

5. Alexander Vlasov (Bora-Hansgrohe) +16’37”

6. Naira Kiuntana (Arkea-Samsic team) +17’24”

7. Romain Bardet (DSM team) +19’02”

8. Louis Maintjes (Intermarche-Wanty-Gobert Materiaux) +19’12”

9. Alyaksei Lutsenko (national team “Astana”, Kazakhstan) +23’47”

10. Adam Yates (Ineas Grenadiers) +25’43”

https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/cycling/tour-de-france-stage-21-preview-route-map-profile-b2129983.html

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