Cavendish denied a record extending 35th Tour De France stage win by Van Aert who won back to back stages. Fitting that the Tour should end at the Champs-Elysees and it was made for a grand finish by the Briton but he could only finish third. The relaxed mood by the UAE teamin the stage reflected the foregone conclusion that Pogacar would be crowned Tour De France champ at the end of this race. The final sprint had a large number of riders in it making it difficult to find space to get past fellow competitors Cavendish, you can see with 600 meters to go try to get past the two riders in front of him but was “caged in” when riders came to their left from the right. Frustrating end for Mark, you can see him strike the handles there. Jasper Philipsen finishing second. In the GC it is as at were after stage 20 and Tadej also winning the young rider of the Tour award to top it. Cavendish had the “rub of the green” finishing the best sprinter of the Tour, sincerely hoping he makes a return next year.