Quintana rode away from the big GC contenders at the 5 km to go mark and was never caught by Froome who crossed the finish today 1’20” behind Quintana.
It is traditional that the GC riders do not attack each other on the 21st day. The sprinters will be fighting it out for the stage victory in Paris.
Quintana will be taking the white, best young rider, second place on the podium and the yellow helmet for his part in the best team competition.
In order to claim the final prizes, the riders must complete the ride tomorrow.
Stage 20 standings General Classification
1. Thibaut Pinot, FDJ 1. Chris Froome, Sky
2. Nairo Quintana, Movistar 2. Nairo Quintana, Movistar
3. Ryder Hesjedal, Garmin 3. Alejandro Valverde, Movistar
4. Alejandro Valverde, Movistar 4. Vincenzo Nibali, Astana
5. Chris Froome, Sky 5. Alberto Contador, Tinkoff
The grande finale is a flat stage for the sprinters from Sevres to Paris with the dramatic circuit on the Champs d’Elysees.
For full race statistics take a looke at Le Tour and VeloNews
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