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Tour de France Glance

July 21, 2013

PARIS (AP) — A brief look at Sunday’s 21st and last stage of the 100th Tour de France:

Stage: The 21st and final stage was a largely processional 133-kilometer (82-mile) jaunt starting at the Versailles Palace, the former residence of three kings and their seat of power until the French revolution of 1789, and ending on the tree-lined avenue of the Champs-Elysees.

Stage winner: German sprinter Marcel Kittel won his fourth stage of the Tour, surpassing Chris Froome’s mark of three. Kittel held off countryman Andre Greipel in a dash to the line, with British rider Mark Cavendish finishing third.

Yellow Jersey: Froome. All he had to do was to stay on the bike — and he did so without any trouble, even treating himself to a glass of champagne as he rode into Paris.

Stat of the day: 9:33 p.m. The finishing time of the 100th Tour after its first ever evening finish.

Quote of the day: “I don’t think happiness describes what I’m feeling” — Froome.

What’s next: Froome can enjoy his new-found fame as only the second British rider to win the race, after Bradley Wiggins achieved the feat last year.

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