2008 Tour de France, Stage 12 to Stage 21#Stage 21

The 21st stage of the Tour de France in 2008 and thus final stage on 27 July was 143 km long and ran from Etampes to Paris / Champs- Élysées. There were two sprints and two climbs of the fourth category on the program.

The journey began as always in slow pace at which the Team CSC - Saxo Bank and the support of the jerseys presented the photographer. Carlos Sastre accepted congratulations from other drivers, then was toasted with champagne. Bernhard Kohl, who already chosen as the winner of the mountains classification, drove the first on the first small climb of the day. Freddy Bichot crossed the second mountain stage that followed just 3.5 km later, as the first. On the way to Paris took the pace too slow. At the end of eight rounds were run on the famous Champs- Élysées. When the round course was reached, Stéphane Augé launched the first attack, to which Nicolas Vogondy and Björn Schröder aufschlossen, shortly afterwards but were recaptured. Shortly thereafter attacked the Spaniard Xavier Florencio two and José Iván Gutiérrez, the latter won the first intermediate sprint. Then tried a group of five from Björn Schröder, Luis León Sánchez, Jérôme Pineau, Florent Brard Vincenzo Nibali and, but also could not keep up. Nicolas Vogondy and Carlos Barredo took the next attack. José Luis Arrieta tried it behind also, but was quickly caught up again. Barredo won the second intermediate sprint before the leading duo was caught again. After that, a group of about Giampaolo Cheula, followed by the trio Kanstanzin Siuzou, Augé and Alexander Bocharov. This then tried it alone. When he was caught, attacked Arnaud Gérard, Philippe Gilbert after him. Sylvain Chavanel, who tried it also, two kilometers from the finish was also swallowed by the field. Thereafter, CSC adopted from the leadership, Quickstep Innergetic took over. On the 400 meter long and 12 meter wide stretch Gert Steegmans opened the sprint and won the stage ahead of Gerald Ciolek and Oscar Freire. Through the Sprint some gaps were created in the field, making it once again came to shifts in the range of seconds in the overall standings. Cadel Evans was able to shorten the gap to Sastre to less than a minute.


  • Second intermediate sprint on the Champs Elysees ( km 118.5 ) (60 m above sea level. NN )
  • Final sprint on the Champs Elysees ( 143 km ) (60 m above sea level. NN )


  • Côte de Saint- Remy- les- Chevreuse, Category 4 ( 48 km ) ( 182 m above sea level, . 1.1 km à 6,3 %)
  • Côte de Château Fort, Category 4 ( 51.5 km ) ( 186 m above sea level, . 0.9 km à 5,6 %)

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Driver's field

  • Tour de France 2008