Out Front, Again G17-80
Earlier, both Mikel Landa (Sky) and Omar Fraile (Dimension Data) had been caught by the chasing group. While Landa went on out the back once he was caught, Fraile hung tough with the group. After recovering from his earlier effort, he was able to join the attack of Rui Costa (UAE Team Emirates). In turn, they were joined by Pierre Rolland (Cannondale-Drapac). Now the three were descending off of the final climb of the day hoping to hold off those behind. It seemed clear now that the group of GC contenders riding with the Maglia Rosa, would never see the front group again.