Stage 19

2015 Tour Stage 19 highlights: Nibali restores pride with solo victory in Alps

Vincenzo Nibali.

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One more major test stands between Chris Froome and a second Tour de France title - but Nairo Quintana will push the Briton all the way up Alpe-d'Huez on Saturday.

Froome (Team Sky) had made serene progress until Friday's 138-kilometres 19th stage from Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne to La Toussuire when his rivals managed to expose him, and Quintana (Movistar) trimmed his overall advantage to two minutes 38 seconds.

Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) won, claiming some consolation for his poor title defence, after making his initial move when Froome adjusted his bike after a mechanical stop on the Col de la Croix de Fer.

Tour de France 2014 Stage 19 highlights: Navardauskas takes advantage of crash

Ramunas Navardauskas was rewarded for a daring late escape with victory on stage 19 of the Tour de France in Bergerac.

Navardauskas held off a peloton splintered by crashes on a treacherous finale to the 208.5-kilometre route from Maubourguet Pays du Val d'Adour to claim victory for Garmin-Sharp.

Ram┼źnas Navardauskas took the stage.

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Video Preview: Stage 19

Sprinters will look forward to over 200km of relatively uneventful terrain. Gary Imlach looks at a stage that should not throw up any surprises or shocks late on in the tour.

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