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Navardauskas wins 19th stage, Nibali in yellow



Bergerac: Lithuania's Ramunas Navardauskas won the 19th stage of the Tour de France, a 208.5-km ride from Maubourguet on Friday as Italian Vincenzo Nibali retained the overall leader's yellow jersey.

Garmin-Sharp rider Navardauskas attacked in a short climb close to the finish and never looked back as German John Degenkolb took second place. Norway's Alexander Kristoff finished third after the main bunch was split by a late crash. All the riders from the main pack were credited with the same time as the incident happened with less than three kilometres left.

Nibali still leads France's Thibaut Pinot by 7:10 and another Frenchman, Jean-Christophe Peraud, who crashed but said he was fine, by 7:23, ahead of today's decisive time trial.

Navardauskas powered away from the pack in the fourth-category climb of the Cote de Monbazillac 13 kilometres from the finish.

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