Matteo Tosatto wins stage 19 2006 Tour de France

Matteo Tosatto (Quick Step) won the 19th stage of the Tour from Morzine to Macon on Friday, out sprinting fellow Italian Cristian Moreni (Cofidis) and Ronny Scholz (Gerolsteiner) after they jumped away from the remains of the decisive 15-rider break of the day 15km from Macon.

Oscar Pereiro (Caisse d'Epargne) finished safely in the peloton and so retained the overall race lead before Saturday's decisive 57km time trial. He still leads Carlos Sastre (CSC) by 12 seconds, with Floyd Landis (Phonak) third at 30 seconds.

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