Tour de France 2018 has been keeping us on tenterhooks since July 7, 2018 after cols, falls, ups and downs, cyclists will arrive in Paris on July 29, 2018 for the 21st and last stage.
115 kilometers from Houilles (Yvelines) at 3:40 p.m. to finish on a high note and on the world’s most beautiful avenue: the Champs-Elysées. This is an event awaited by lots of people: cyclists on one hand because they are worn out by the race and on the other hand, supporters, since the race has captivated cycling enthusiasts for years.
Everyone wants to cheer champions on Paris most beautiful avenue and it is possible to see them from Houilles to the Champs-Elysées.
Racing cyclists will first cycle to North-West via Sartrouville and Maisons-Laffitte. Then, they will go along the Saint-Germain-en-Laye forest to the south until Saint-Germain-en-Laye and will go move away from Paris up to Poissy.
The return to the capital will start with a large semi-circle where cyclists will go down Sainte-Gemme and Chavenay before rushing to Paris. Then, they will go by Villepreux and Rocquencourt, cross Hauts-de-Seine between Le Chesnay and Vaucresson until Saint-Cloud. The peloton will leave north to Suresnes before crossing the Bois de Boulogne from West to East before joining Porte Maillot and enter Paris.
For safety and organization reasons, the Champs-Elysées will be closed to traffic on Sunday July 29 from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., even though the first racing cyclists will arrive at 6:30 p.m. for seven rounds from the Concorde to the Place de l’Etoile.
The intermediate sprint will take place at the top of the Champs-Elysées, during the third round of the peloton, before the launch of the last spring of the Tour de France 2018.
Each year, Parisians and tourists take a place on the Champs-Elysées to cheer champions. But, if you are not a walkabout fan, go to Rue de Rivoli between the exit of the Jardin des Tuileries tunnel and the Place de la Concorde.
On 29 July 2018
From 3:40 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Les Champs Elysées
75008 Paris 8
Arrivée dans Paris vers 18h10 et sur les Champs Elysées vers 18h30