Close finish! Looks like Marcel Kittel edged Mark Cavendish and Andre Greipel by a fraction of a wheel.
Cavendish's leadout train fell apart. He was on Kittel's wheel and tried to pass him on the right, with Greipel on Kittel's left. Kittel held off both.
Chris Froome and his Sky teammates crossed the finish line strung out across the road.
Now it's official: Chris Froome has won the 2013 Tour de France.
Marcel Kittel, by the way, also won the first stage of the race in Corsica.
Kittel won four stages at this Tour. He is the second German to win at least four stages in one year in the Tour de France. Didi Thurau won five stages in 1977.
Top 5 in the stage:
1. Marcel Kittel (GER) ARG
2. André Greipel (GER) LTB
3. Mark Cavendish (GBR) OPQ
4. Peter Sagan (SLO) CAN
5. Roberto Ferrari (ITA) LAM
Chris Froome won three stages in this Tour de France. This is the most stage victories for the overall winner since Miguel Induráin in 1992 (when he won the prologue and two ITT). Excluding four of Lance Armstrong's Tour victories when he won more then two stages: four in 1999, 2001, 2002 and five in 2004.
Froome, by the way, finished 114th in today's stage.
Top 10 in the final GC standings:
1 Christopher FROOME Great Britain SKY 28 83:56:40
2 Nairo Alexander QUINTANA ROJAS Colombia MOV 23 +4:20
3 Joaquin RODRIGUEZ OLIVER Spain KAT 34 +5:04
4 Alberto CONTADOR VELASCO Spain TST 31 +6:27
5 Roman KREUZIGER Czech Republic TST 27 +7:27
6 Bauke MOLLEMA Netherlands BEL 27 +11:42
7 Jakob FUGLSANG Denmark AST 28 +12:17
8 Alejandro VALVERDE BELMONTE Spain MOV 33 +15:26
9 Daniel NAVARRO GARCIA Spain COF 30 +15:52
10 Andrew TALANSKY United States GRS 25 +17:39
We're just waiting for the prize presentation to get under way ...
Richie Porte on NBC Sports Network:
Said he got emotional when Sky let him lead the peloton with one lap to go.
On Froome, he said: "He's such good guy. I've ridden for a lot of leaders. To have someone like Chris, it makes your job easier to sacrifice yourself every day. Some of the crap he's had to put up with is not nice. … He won the Tour de France so he gets the last laugh."
American Andrew Talansky on NBC Sports Network:
"It was the Champs-Elysees … riding through a wall of noise, it's incredible."
On today's stage, he said: "It was a little bit easier than I thought it would be like. It was nice."
Peter Sagan on NBC Sports Network:
Sagan on NBC:
"I'm very happy. The green jersey is very good. I am happy for one stage [win]. Maybe last year it was better with three, but every year is not the same. I am satisfied.
On how long he will keep his green-colored goatee: "Only for today."
There is now a very cool lightshow on the Arc du Triumph. And the Eiffel Tower is all lit up.
Marcel Kittel just received his prize for winning today's stage.
The most aggressive rider of the Tour: Frenchman Christophe Riblon, who won stage 18.
The best team prize goes to Saxo-Tinkoff.
From the AFP writeup of today's stage:
Chris Froome began the final stage with a lead of 5:03 on Nairo Quintana -- the largest
winning margin since disgraced American Lance Armstrong claimed his sixth win
in 2004 with a lead of six minutes on German Andreas Kloden.
However, the Briton, who was unchallenged on a final stage which is
traditionally contested by the sprinters, lost 53secs to Quintana in the final
laps of a packed-out circuit in the French capital.
Froome thus becomes the second successive Briton to win the race after
teammate and compatriot Bradley Wiggins, who made history as Britain's first
winner in 2012, when Froome finished runner-up.
The 28-year-old Froome, born in Nairobi, won three stages on this year's
race -- two on mountaintop finishes and one time trial -- to take his tally to
The 23-year-old Nairo Quintana, in addition to finishing second overall, won the mountains classification. All in his first Tour de France.
Quintana, a Colombian who rides for Movistar, also won the best young rider classification.
Chris Froome to NBC Sports Network:
On crossing the finish line: "It just took my breath away. Once I got together with the entire team, I felt myself welling up. It was incredible."
Froome is now being introduced as the champion of the 100th Tour de France.
Another light show on the Arc.
OK folks, we're about to wrap up our live coverage of the 2013 Tour de France.
We want to thank everyone for tuning in the last three weeks.
Quick update: Chris Froome is now talking on the podium. He dedicated his win to his late mother.
He's thanking his teammates for supporting him, and Sky's management for building the team around him.
Froome thanked his "close friends and family, especially my fiance Michelle who is here tonight."
And this wraps our coverage. Thanks to everyone for tuning in during the three-week journey from Corsica to Paris.
And thanks to Clif Bar for making this possible.
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