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It's one the greatest spectacles in the world of sport - the final stage of the Tour de France on Les Champs Elysees in Paris.

After three weeks of hard-fought racing across 3,000 miles of tough terrain, the surviving peloton heads to central Paris for the prestigious last-day sprint.

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With the mountains done and the destination of the yellow jersey decided, this is a day for the pure speedsters - a chance to add a major honour to their racing palmares.

Millions of cycling fans will tune in to see the action on Sunday July 27th, but why watch on TV when you can be there in person?

Sky is giving customers an exclusive chance to buy discounted tickets for the famous closing circuit, saving up to £70 per person.

Fans can watch the race from grandstands at Grand Palais (for £199, normally £259), Clemenceau (£279, normally £349) or Triomphe (£399, normally £449).

Each of the tickets includes a welcome from a Tour de France hostess and a hospitality package, according to the grade of seat.

The grandstands open at 12:45pm, with the publicity caravan hitting the course at 4pm and the riders expected around 6pm.

Britain's Mark Cavendish has dominated the Champs Elysees in recent years, sprinting to glory four years in a row between 2009 and 2012.

But with the Manxman crashing out spectacularly on Stage 1 in Harrogate, German super-star Marcel Kittel - who won in the French capital last year - will be the clear favourite for victory.

Few would bet against the Giant-Shimano rider in Paris, but compatriot André Greipel and young French hopeful Arnaud Démare will be among those with designs on the stage.

After the race, the prize giving ceremony will take place - where the general classification, King of the Mountains, points jersey and best young rider winners will be presented to the crowd.

Source:

Sky

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