Ramunas Navardauskas attacks to win Tour de France stage 19

Ramunas Navardauskas put a bit of a shine on Garmin-Sharp’s Tour de France with an audacious solo win in wet Bergerac

Ramunas Navardauskas wins stage nineteen of the 2014 Tour de France

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

With Tour de France team leader Andrew Talansky abandoning through injury and Jack Bauer coming agonisingly close to a stage win in Nimes, Ramunas Narvardauskas gave the Garmin-Sharp team something to smile about in Bergerac.

On a stage that was ‘animated’ by a breakaway that formed after 16km comprising Tom-Jelte Slagter (Garmin), Cyril Gautier (Europcar) and Martin Elmiger (IAM), Arnaud Gérard (Bretagne) and Rein Taaramäe (Cofidis), it was clear from the start that the sprinters' teams – and Peter Sagan’s Cannondale troops in particular – weren’t going to let any break ride off to contest the stage win.

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