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After 21 days of racing, today is the last stage of the Tour. As always, the tour will end on the Champs-Elysées. It is starting in the city of Sèvres, and will run for 109.5 km total. At the end of the stage, there are 10 laps around the Arc de Triomphe.
In Tour etiquette, attacks are not done on this final stage. So the person who is in the lead after stage 20 is generally going to be the leader. It has happened in the past that this etiquette was ignored (in 1989, Greg LeMond attacked on the final stage and came from behind to beat Larent Fignon). There will be breakaways from time to time, but these are more to show off the team colors rather than to change the overall standings. At the beginning of the stage, riders drink champagne and celebrate making it this far. If a rider has done something particularly impressive during the race – perhaps setting a new record – he will be given the honor of entering the Champs-Elysées first.
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