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Sunday, 23 July, 2000, 18:21 GMT 19:21 UK
Brotherton's Tour moment
Champse Elysees with riders
The mass ride up and down the famous street
Radio 5 Live's Simon Brotherton joins thousands of cyclists to ride the Tour's final few kilometres in Paris.

The moment of the day came on the morning of the final stage when I was among 12,000 people allowed to ride a lap of the circuit to be used later that afternoon in central Paris.

Five-times Tour winners Eddy Merckx, Bernard Hinault and Miguel Indurain rode alongside people of all ages, shapes and sizes - young and old.

Merckx, Hinault, Indurain
Merckx, Hinault, Indurain: Legendary trio prepare to ride
Everyone wore yellow, green, red polka dot, or white jerseys as a symbol of the Tour.

Having taken part I must say riding down the Champs Elysees from the Arc de Triomphe in sunshine on the day the Tour arrives was a rare treat.

A real moment to remember for a long time to come.

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