To nobody's surprise Marcel Kittel won the final bunch sprint down the Champs d'Elysee in Paris, after the usual flurries of attacks on the cobbles in front of millions of screaming Frenchman. It was an amazing pageant, as always, to see 200 brightly clad riders flying down the boulevard at 40mph.
And so ends the remarkable 2014 tour; with Vincenzo Nibali in firm possession of the overall leader's yellow jersey, Peter Sagan equally secure in the sprinter's green jersey, Rafael Majka in the king of the mountain's polka dots, and Thibot Pinot as the best young rider in white.
It was a great three weeks of great racing, with a little bit of everything, and after looking forward to each day's racing I'm sorry it's all over. I guess I'll have my little period of mourning and then we can look forward to the 2014 Vuelta a Espana. (Will Chris Horner be able to defend against Chris Froome and Alberto Contador?)
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