Tour de France - Vincenzo Nibali: I wanted to honour the Tour and I finally did it today
Jul 28 2019 05:27 am CET

Tour de France - Vincenzo Nibali: I wanted to honour the Tour and I finally did it today
Tour de France - Vincenzo Nibali: I wanted to honour the Tour and I finally did it today
Photo of Vincenzo Nibali by Bahrain-Merida

Bahrain-Merida's Vincenzo Nibali took a solo victory at the 20th stage of the Tour de France, the sixth win of his career in the race.

The winner of the 2014 French grand tour wanted to add a new victory to his palmares in the race, just months after finishing in the second overall position of the Giro d'Italia. The rider was part of the escape group in the short 20th stage of the race and managed to remain in front until the end when he crossed the finish line by himself.

"The last 500 meters, they never ended!" explained a happy Nibali. "I wanted to honour the Tour and finally I did it today. Yesterday I tried and today it was the right one. The climb was endless and when I saw that the group accelerated I tried it myself. I'm very happy!.

"In the last week, I found the right sensations. It wasn't easy to manage the race but I felt I had good legs. This morning at the team meeting we decided to get into the break and so I left together with Dylan Teuns. The break was close-knit even though the main peloton never gave us a great advantage."







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