Hello everyone! Welcome to our live coverage of stage 21 at the Tour de France.
The riders have made their way to Paris and are now partaking in the 10 laps around the city.
Mark Cavendish flatted at the top of the Champs-Élysées. A bit of panic, but he's back with the peloton trying to make his way toward the front.
The riders have seven laps remaining.
We have a four-man breakaway out front, 12 seconds ahead of the peloton.
Riders in the break: Kuchynski (KAT), Meyer (OGE), Millar (GRS) and El Fares (SOJ)
We're on the fourth lap of 10.
Correction: These four riders are in the break: Juan Antonio Flecha (Vacansoleil-DCM), Cameron Meyer (Orica-GreenEdge), David Millar (Garmin-Sharp) and Julien El Fares (Sojasun)
Six laps to go, or about 42km
Results from the final intermediate sprint of the 2013 Tour:
1. Flecha (VCD) 20pts
2. Millar (GRS) 17pts
3. El Fares (SOJ) 15pts
4. Meyer (OGE) 13pts
5. Morabito (BMC) 11pts
6. Cousin (EUC) 10pts
7. Gesink (BEL) 9pts
8. Evans (BMC) 8pts
9. Thomas (SKY) 7pts
10. Stannard (SKY) 6pts
11. Pineau (OPQ) 5pts
12. Velits (OPQ) 4pts
13. Lopez (SKY) 3pts
14. Chavanel (OPQ) 2pts
15. Martin (OPQ) 1pt
The Champs-Élysées is a cobblestone road, so it's quite bumpy. Some of the riders are riding along a paved strip between the cobbles and the curb.
American Tom Danielson of Garmin-Sharp has a rear flat.
Lieuwe Westra (Vacansoleil-DCM) has abandoned the Tour with 38km remaining in the race. A bummer for sure. We'll try to find out more information.
We now have two riders out front with 37km left: Juan Antonio Flecha and David Millar. They are 17 seconds ahead of the peloton.
Lap No. 6 of 10 is under way.
Omega Pharma-Quick Step is now driving the peloton at the front. Mark Cavendish is safely tucked behind them.
The Champs is starting to get dark, as it's nearly 9 p.m. there. Headlights from the cars in the race are on.
The riders are also wearing reflective material on their jerseys.
From letour.fr: With the abandon of Westra, there are now 169 left in the Tour. The 2010 Tour remains the race that boasted the most finishers: 170.
David Millar has dropped Juan Antonio Flecha and is now alone out front.
The speeding peloton is 20 seconds behind Millar.
Sitting a few wheels behind Mark Cavendish is his rival Andre Greipel.
It should be an exciting sprint finish. Mark Cavendish, Andre Greipel, Peter Sagan, and Marcel Kittel should all be in contention for the stage win.
Omega Pharma-Quick Step and Argos-Shimano are leading the peloton as they keep Cavendish and Kittel near the front and out of trouble.
Millar has a 30-second lead with less than 25km left. He won't be there much longer though, as the peloton will start to ramp up the speed in the last few laps.
It's nice to see Millar getting some time out front, however. He's about to finish his 12th Tour de France.
We're on lap No. 8. Three to go!
Millar's time out front has ended. Jeremy Roy (FDJ.fr) attacked the peloton and quickly caught Millar ... and then cruised past him.
A few other riders have attacked the peloton and are trying to form a breakaway with Roy.
Arthur Vichot (FDJ.fr) just flatted. His team car pulled up and the mechanic executed a quick rear wheel change.
Three riders now out front: Alejandro Valderde (Movistar), Manuel Quinziato (BMC Racing) and Bram Tankink (Belkin). The peloton is 16 seconds behind with 16.5km left.
Bad luck: Vichot has just flatted again. Rear tire.
Another quick change and he's back in the race.
The cobblestones on the Champs-Élysées appear to be wet, but they're not: They're very smooth and because of the headlights from the cars, they're shimmering.
The three stage leaders have an 18-second gap over the pelowon with less than 12km left.
The sprint teams are all at the front of the peloton: Cannondale, Argos-Shimano, Lotto-Belisol, and Omega Pharma-Quick Step.
The breakaway has been caught.
Richie Porte is driving the pace at the front, with Chris Froome on his wheel.
The sprinters' teams are setting up the leadout trains at the front.
Alberto Contador is currently at the front, trying to leadout teammate Daniele Bennati.
Omega Pharma now pushing the pace. Mark Cavendish is several wheels behind his teammates.
Peter Sagan only has one teammate left. He's on Cavendish's wheel with under 2km left.