He had won the 17th stage by nearly six minutes.
"They want to win a stage and show themselves off."
Every member of the French team won at least one stage.
Usually with the top order decided, the overall leaders do not try to win the final daily stage.
In the end he won the stage by more than twenty minutes.
He won the second stage, which was a 22-mile time trial.
Last Sunday, he won a stage and was among the overall leaders.
In 2008, he won the final stage, a time trial.
The idea is, as always, to win a stage, something he has not done so far in this Tour.
In 1961, he won four stages and the overall race.