Kittel (Ger/Giant-Shimano) wins the final stage of the 2014 Tour de France with a time of 3:20:50. Alexander Kristoff (Nor/Katusha) takes second place, and Ramunas Navardausk (Lit/Garman-Sharp) comes in third. The final course route spans from Évry to Paris Champs-Élysées and is 85.4 miles (137.5 km) long.
Kittel wins stage four of the race and becomes the first rider in close to 40 years to win three of the four stages. Kittel won by a wheel’s length barely beating Norway’s Alexander Kristoff. Kittel acknowledges the race is easier for him with Cavendish gone. Kittel says:
It’s never easy … (I was) lucky just enough at the finish line.