Egan Bernal holds on to take Paris-Nice 2019 victory as Izagirre wins final stage

Nairo Quintana couldn't take enough time out of the race leader despite going on a long-range attack

Egan Bernal on stage eight of the 2019 Paris-Nice (Photo by Anne-Christine POUJOULAT / AFP)

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Egan Bernal (Team Sky) held on by 39 seconds to take overall victory at Paris-Nice 2019, clawing back Nairo Quintana (Movistar) who had gone on a long-range attack.

Ion Izagirre (Astana) won the stage after attacking out of a breakaway group on the final climb.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

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