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Video: Marcel Kittel & Andre Greipel debate who’s going to win on the Champs-Élysées

Top sprinters will battle it out - but who will come out on top?

On July 26, the world’s best riders will battle it out for line honours on the Champs Elysées on the day the Tour de France finishes in Paris.

It’s the most prestigious finishing line in the world and every sprinter wants to add their name to the roll call of riders who have won there.

Giant-Shimano and Lotto-Belisol both have contenders for the win and in this Shimano video Marcel Kittel of Giant-Shimano & Lotto-Belisol’s André Greipel discuss who will be fastest in Paris.

John has been writing about bikes and cycling for over 30 years since discovering that people were mug enough to pay him for it rather than expecting him to do an honest day's work.

He was heavily involved in the mountain bike boom of the late 1980s as a racer, team manager and race promoter, and that led to writing for Mountain Biking UK magazine shortly after its inception. He got the gig by phoning up the editor and telling him the magazine was rubbish and he could do better. Rather than telling him to get lost, MBUK editor Tym Manley called John’s bluff and the rest is history.

Since then he has worked on MTB Pro magazine and was editor of Maximum Mountain Bike and Australian Mountain Bike magazines, before switching to the web in 2000 to work for Along with founder Tony Farrelly, John was on the launch team for and subsequently became editor in chief of Future Publishing’s group of cycling magazines and websites, including Cycling Plus, MBUK, What Mountain Bike and Procycling.

John has also written for Cyclist magazine, edited the BikeMagic website and was founding editor of before handing over to someone far more representative of the site's main audience.

He joined in 2013. He lives in Cambridge where the lack of hills is more than made up for by the headwinds.

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Yorky-M | 9 years ago

there is a minute of my life lost

Shades | 9 years ago

Where is Greipel? His team are always toiling away on the front but he's never there at the finish.  7 Mark Renshaw (at London finish) asked how to beat Kittel. Very quick answer, "Mark Cavendish".

themartincox | 9 years ago

Ah, the world famous German humour...

Disclaimer - my mum is German so I can't be branded Xenophobic  3

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