The stage on the Champs-Élysées was again fairly formulaic, with a few kilometres of photo-ops and champagne drinking, before the racing on the Champs began. It was a torrid day for Etixx-Quickstep, with Tony Martin abandoning due to knee pain, and Marcel Kittel getting a mechanical on the circuit, spending rather too long behind a team car, and rather not long enough behind his team. They also had a scare with Dan Martin, who also had a problem, but got into the peloton in time to preserve his GC place.
The sprint was the main attraction of the day, and it was lead out in the early stages by Direct Energie, catching breakaways from Teklehaimanot, Poels, Rowe, Van Avermaet, Lutsenko, and numerous others. However, they also had a bad day, with Coquard puncturing in the final kilometres. That left it down to Greipel, Kristoff and Sagan to sprint it out, with Kristoff going too early and faltering, Sagan going too late and not getting there on time, and Greipel timing it perfectly for the first time all Tour, to win his first stage since this time last year
|4.||NOR||Edvald Boasson Hagen||DDD||"|
|10.||RSA||Reinhardt Janse Van Rensburg||DDD||"|
|2.||BEL||Thomas De Gendt||LTS||130|
|1.||SVK||Peter Sagan||TNK||All-Round Brilliant Attacking|