Tour de France 2011: Stage 21 preview
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Date: Sunday, July 24 2011
From/to: Créteil to Paris Champs-Élysées
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After two comfortable victories on the Champs-Élysées previously, can Mark Cavendish become the first rider ever to take a hat-trick of wins on the iconic avenue?
Pan-flat stages are almost as rare as time trials in this year's Tour, so HTC-Highroad will be keen to keep the race under control around the Parisian streets.
To make up for a 550km transfer from Grenoble, this is the shortest road stage of the entire race, clocking it at a paltry 95km - 51 of which are on the finishing circuit around the Champs-Élysées.
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