The climbing does not cease until about 200 metres from the line, and though the finishing climb at Ans does not feature in the King of the Hills competition, it is still steep enough to force many of the riders onto their small chainrings.
No such problems for Bartoli though, and he eventually finishes 1:13 ahead of Laurent Jalabert.

Michele Bartoli nears the finish

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