The Open Road G17-75
This pair had slipped away from the rather large break at the base of the second of four climbs on the day. It was a bit of a surprise for me to see a Team Sky rider in the break, but then they have had to rethink their normal way of racing since Blockhaus. It was Mikel Landa (Sky) who had nothing but open road ahead of him with Omar Fraile (Dimension Data) on his wheel. The two had pried a two minute gap on their former break away companions and over five minutes on the group containing the Maglia Rosa.