There were no surprises on Stage 20 of the 2012 Tour de France, the final day of the event. The riders began the day in Ramouillet and finished with a ride through Paris on the Champs-Élysées. In the end, Mark Cavendish won the final stage.
Once in Paris, the cyclists rode eight wraps around the city on the Champs-Élysées. Eleven riders were in the lead for a long portion of those laps, but three broke away with less than seven miles to go. However, that only lasted until the final stretch run to the finish line when Mark Cavendish won the sprint to the end with a final time of 3:08:07. Peter Sagan and Matthew Goss finished in second and third place, respectively, with the same time.
Cavendish has won four times in Paris, all happening in a row since 2009, and now has 23 career stage victories on the Tour.
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