Mark Cavendish will bid for a unique Parisian hat-trick on Sunday.
The Manxman is the firm favourite to win a record third consecutive sprint finish on the Champs-Elysées as Tour de France 2011 reaches a climax.
Cavendish has a 15 point lead over his nearest rival, Jose Joaquin Rojas, in the battle for the sprinters’ green jersey title.
Meanwhile, Cadel Evans is on the verge of becoming the first ever Australian to win the Tour.
He has the leader's yellow jersey going into what is a largely ceremonial final stage.