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2009 Tour de France stage 21 video preview with complete stage 20 results

Posted Jul 25 2009 10:03pm

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The three words that best describe the 164 kilometers (101.8 miles) stage 21 of the Tour de France would be:

Champs-Elysees

cobblestones

Champagne

The Champs-Elysees is the famous Paris street that the riders must race on when they arrive in Paris.

Cobblestones are what the riders must traverse to get to the finish line.

Champagne is what the top rider will drink on the way to the finish as a way of celebrating his victory.

Stage 21 is certainly one for the sprinters who will battle it out one last time as they circle the Arc d' Triomphe.

Take a look at the video below to check out stage 21for yourself and don' t forget to check out the complete Tour de France stage 20 results and General Standings below as well:

Top  Riders Stage 20 Results:

  • 1. Manuel Garate Juan Rabobank in 4:39:21
  • 2. Tony Martin Team Columbia - Htc in 4:39:24
  • 3. Andy Schleck Team Saxo Bank in 4:39:59 at 00:38
  • 4. Alberto Contador Astana in 4:39:59 at 00:38
  • 5. Lance Armstrong Astana in 4:40:02 at 00:41
  • 6. Frank Schleck Team Saxo Bank in 4:40:04 at 00:43
  • 7. Roman Kreuziger Liquigas in 4:40:07 at 00:46
  • 8. Franco Pellizotti Liquigas in 4:40:17 at 00:56
  • 9. Vincenzo Nibali Liquigas in 4:40:19 at 00:58
  • 10. Bradley Wiggins Garmin - Slipstream in 4:40:24 at 01:03

GC Standings after Stage 20:

1 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana 81:46:17
2 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 0:04:11
3 Lance Armstrong (USA) Astana 0:05:24
4 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream 0:06:01
5 Fränk Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 0:06:04
6 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Astana 0:06:42
7 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas 0:07:35
8 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Slipstream 0:12:04
9 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas 0:14:16
10 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française des Jeux 0:14:25
 

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