In a repeat of last year, Marcel Kittel took victory in Paris, bookending this year’s Tour in the same way he did in the previous edition. He flicked on the afterburners to storm past Alexander Kristoff in the final few metres of a furious bunch sprint to take a narrow victory. Vincenzo Nibali, the Shark of Messina, sailed over the line safely to seal his comprehensive overall victory.
Shame the Velvet Samurai couldn’t take a stage in this year’s Tour but he did win the coveted green jersey. He might have been all Wolverine this month, but he does have a softer side, you know. This special edition teeshirt, created in collaboration with G4, shows a different side of SuperSagan.
And now, the end is near. And so we face the final sprint stage.