Breakaway just survives as Damiano Cima wins in nail-biting finish to Giro d'Italia 2019 stage 18

The Italian won from the breakaway after holding on just before the line on stage 19

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Nippo-Vini Fantini took their first ever Giro d'Italia stage win on stage 18 of the 2019 race, with Damiano Cima holding on to take victory just ahead of the sprinters.

Cima had been part of a three-man breakaway that had been out front for most of the 222km stage, but had just 15 seconds advantage in the final kilometre.

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