'The last few hundred meters felt never ending': Nibali goes long to take hard fought Tour de France stage win

The Italian took victory on Val Thorens in the final mountain stage of the Tour de France 2019

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Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida) says the final few hundred metres to the summit finish of stage 20 of the 2019 Tour de France felt "never ending."

The Italian went solo from the day's breakaway with just 13km to go on the shortened 59km stage, holding off the chasing GC contenders behind to take victory, with race leader Egan Bernal (Team Ineos) finishing safely to seal the overall win.

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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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