Champagne on ice with Tour de France arriving in Paris | AFP

Crowds begin to arrive on the Champs-Elysées in Paris where the world’s greatest cycling race will culminate in a triumphant procession later today. The 21-stage jaunt around France provided thrills, spills, heroes and chokers while outsprinting the dark shadow of Covid-19. After 3,400km of intense racing, stage 21 starts with a parade for the winners of the various categories before a pulsating finale of eight laps around the iconic Champs Elysees.

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