One of the most exciting editions of the Tour de France in the last decade comes to an end on Sunday. Paris and the famed Champs-Élysées plays host to the most prestigious criterium in professional cycling. It’s a stage for the classification leaders to basque in the glory as they prepare to step onto the podium in Paris. For the sprinters, it’s their last opportunity to impose themselves on the French Grand Tour with a chance to win one of the most important sprinters rendez-vous on the calendar.
🥂 Champagne pour l'équipe Ineos ! … Et Peter Sagan ! 😄 pic.twitter.com/itkJ2j3iJ5
— Tour de France™ (@LeTour) July 28, 2019
With all eyes on Paris, many riders will be on special bikes and sporting custom gear for the occasion. Egan Bernal (Team Ineos) will become the first Colombian to win the Tour de France. At 22-years-old, Bernal will be awarded the yellow jersey and best young riders white jersey in Paris. Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) is on the verge of winning a record seventh green jersey as the leader, once again, of the points classification. The polka dots jersey goes to Romain Bardet (Ag2R-La Mondial), who benefitted from the truncated stages in the Alps.
Peter Sagan’s green Specialized Venge
— BORA – hansgrohe (@BORAhansgrohe) July 28, 2019
A polka dot Merckx for Romain Bardet
🇫🇷 – @LeTour
⚪🔴⚪🔴 @EddyMerckxBikes prépare son costume de cérémonie ⚪🔴⚪🔴
— AG2RLM Pro Cycling Team (@AG2RLMCyclisme) July 27, 2019
A steel Merckx for Oliver Naesen
— La Flamme Rouge (@laflammerouge16) July 27, 2019
All yellow Pinarello Dogma F12 for Egan Bernal
— Team INEOS (@TeamINEOS) July 28, 2019
Special Garneau shoes for Michael Woods
That's a big deal. So we decided to create a customized version of his Course Air Lite II shoes.
— Garneau (@Louis_Garneau) July 27, 2019