Last Lap of Tour de France

Cobbled streets are highlights in several cycling competitions such as the Tour de France and the Paris-Roubaix Race as riding upon them is technically more challenging than riding on asphalt.

When the Eiffel Tower is in sight, riders in the Tour de France begin the first of eight laps on the cobbles of the Champs Elysees to the finish line. Today it was a victory parade into Paris for Contador, who was joined on the podium by Andy Schleck and 7-time champion Lance Armstrong. Our awesome American champ held 3rd Place – a tribute to all cancer survivors.