'I couldn't imagine this as a boy': Elia Viviani completes set of Grand Tour wins at Tour de France 2019

The Italian finally gets his Tour de France victory

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Elia Viviani realised a boyhood dream by winning in the Tour de France on stage four in Nancy, adding it to his Olympic gold and stage wins in the Giro d'Italia and Vuelta a España.

Italian Viviani (Deceuninck - Quick-Step) returned to the Tour de France for the first time in five years and with the firepower of Deceuninck-Quick Step – after having raced with Team Sky in years past.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.