Tour de France at a Glance
PARIS (AP) A brief look at the 21th stage of the Tour de France on Sunday:
Stage: The last stage of the three-week race covered 109 kilometers (68 miles) from suburban Sevres to Paris, a mostly leisurely ride until the pace picked up and culminated with a final sprint on the Champs-Elysees.
Winner: Sprint specialist Andre Greipel of Germany collected his fourth stage win in this Tour.
Yellow jersey: Chris Froome. The Kenya-born Briton won his second Tour after his 2013 victory. It is also the third for his Team Sky after the 2012 victory of fellow Briton Bradley Wiggins. Just like two years ago, Froome’s runner-up was Nairo Quintana of Colombia. Third place went to Quintana’s Movistar teammate Alejandro Valverde of Spain, his first Tour podium finish.
The other jerseys: The green jersey for the best sprinter went to Slovakia’s Peter Sagan, Froome also picked up the polka-dot jersey awarded to the Tour’s best climber, and 25-year-old Quintana takes home the white jersey of the best young rider.
Quote of the day: ”We won’t be celebrating with water” – Greipel, of his victory and the end of the Tour more broadly.
Stat of the day: 450,000. The number of euros that Froome collects for winning cycling’s showpiece event. That’s about $494,000 (or 318,000 British pounds).