All by Himself
Benat Intxausti (Movistar) caught everyone that had been his companions in the original break away and had the legs to reach the summit all by himself. Sorry for the reference to "Bridget Jones' Diary." His victory salute included this gesture to the empty road behind him, a view the camera obligingly shared for all to see the power of the victors legs. Mikel Landa (Astana) tried hard to catch Intxausti, but was left pounding his handlebars in frustration. He may have been all the more frustrated due to his team obligation to Fabio Aru. He had supported his team leader until given the nod to go for the stage once the other contenders had counter all of the moves Aru had in his legs.