Elia Viviani sprints to victory at the RideLondon-Surrey Classic 2019

A big crash decimated the field with 2km to go

Elia Viviani wins the RideLondon-Surrey Classic 2019 (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

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Elia Viviani (Deceuninck - Quick-Step) won the RideLondon-Surrey Classic 2019, beating Sam Bennett (Bora-Hansgrohe) in the bunch sprint finish.

Viviani's team-mate Michael Mørkøv finished third, after an exemplary lead-out that secured the win for the Italian.

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