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Team Sky win Paris-Nice again as Egan Bernal triumphs

Team Sky win Paris-Nice again as Egan Bernal triumphs
By PA Sport

17/03/2019 at 15:21Updated 17/03/2019 at 16:23

The young Colombian had to stave off the challenge of compatriot and two-time Grand Tour winner Nairo Quintana.

Team Sky won Paris-Nice for the sixth time in eight years as Egan Bernal clung on to his yellow jersey in Sunday’s final stage.

The young Colombian had to stave off the challenge of compatriot and two-time Grand Tour winner Nairo Quintana, who went on the attack with 47 kilometres remaining of the 110km stage.

Quintana – 46 seconds back in the general classification standings going into the day – led by a minute at one point and also picked up three bonus seconds in an intermediate sprint, but a Sky-led chase ensured Bernal finished just four seconds behind his rival.

Movistar’s Quintana finished second in the GC standings – 39 seconds back – with Sky’s Michal Kwiatkowski third, just over a minute behind his team-mate.

Bernal joins the likes of Sir Bradley Wiggins and Geraint Thomas as winners of the event for Team Sky, who are in their final year under their current guise.

Astana’s Jon Izagirre won the final stage in Nice.

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