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15km to go

With 15km to go, Imañol Erviti (Movistar), Miki Schär (BMC), Alexey Lutsenko (Astana), Daryl Impey (Orica-Scott), Julien Vermote (Quick-Step Floors), Marcus Burghardt (Bora-Hansgrohe), Nils Politt (Katusha-Alpecin), Sylvain Chavanel (Direct Energie) and Dion Smith (Wanty-Groupe Gobert) have 10 seconds lead remaining as Dimension Data is riding strongly at the head of the peloton.

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20km to go, 20 seconds

Same gap between the nine leaders and the peloton now led by Lotto-Soudal: 20 seconds with 20km to go

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25km to go

British champion Stephen Cummings pulls the peloton for stage 19 winner Edvald Boasson Hagen 15 seconds behind the nine leaders with 25km to go

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Roglic leads the bunch

Stage 17 winner Primoz Roglic leads the pack for Lotto-Jumbo. Their sprinter is Dylan Groenewegen.

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30km to go

Imañol Erviti (Movistar), Miki Schär (BMC), Alexey Lutsenko (Astana), Daryl Impey (Orica-Scott), Julien Vermote (Quick-Step Floors), Marcus Burghardt (Bora-Hansgrohe), Nils Politt (Katusha-Alpecin), Sylvain Chavanel (Direct Energie) and Dion Smith (Wanty-Groupe Gobert) are still in the lead with 30km to go. Peloton led by Dimension Data at 22 seconds.

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15 seconds

Cofidis, Lotto-Soudal and Lotto-Jumbo lead the peloton 15 seconds behind the nine escapees.

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Barguil back in the pack

Warren Barguil is back in the peloton after a puncture. It doesn't rain anymore, just drizzling occasionally.

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Correction: Schär wins the intermediate sprint

Correction: Michael Schär passed the line of the intermediate sprint in first position ahead of Daryl Impey.

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20 seconds with 38km to go

Lars Bak (Lotto-Soudal) leads the charge of the peloton 20 seconds behind Imañol Erviti (Movistar), Miki Schär (BMC), Alexey Lutsenko (Astana), Daryl Impey (Orica-Scott), Julien Vermote (Quick-Step Floors), Marcus Burghardt (Bora-Hansgrohe), Nils Politt (Katusha-Alpecin), Sylvain Chavanel (Direct Energie) and Dion Smith (Wanty-Groupe Gobert)

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Daryl Impey first at the intermediate sprint

The nine leaders haven't sprinted but Daryl Impey passed first on the line of the intermediate sprint.