The final stage of the 2017 Tour de France covers 103kms from Montgeron to the Champs-Elysées in Paris. There are no categorized climbs, and the intermediate sprint occurs on the Champs-Elysees at kilometer 63.5.
Historically, Montegeron was the first stage of the first Tour de France back in 1903. That year, the actual start occurred outside Le Reveil Matin restaurant. In tribute, this year will be doing the same thing. From there, the riders will head towards the center of town, then detour around Orly Airport. Next, the riders will head south of the Place de la Concorde to the Boulevard Péripherique—a dual carriageway ring road. Lastly, the race heads west and follows the Avenue de Versailles along the Seine, heading up to the final 8 laps of the race, as tradition, on the Champs-Elysees.
Along the route, instead of climbs, we will probably see photos of all the jerseys riding together, the yellow jersey drinking champagne, an obligatory attack by Voeckler in his farewell Tour, and a sprint finish. It’s been a long race, so this is the stage for celebration! But, will Landa attack to try to take the 3rd step on the podium?