Pulling Away PN20-25
This duo of Nicolas Edet (Cofidis) and Romain Bardet (Ag2r-La Mondiale) rode off the front of the small break. Each were after the stage win, but if Edet were to get over the next climb first (or second) he would take over the lead in the King of the Mountains competition. All day long Edet had been getting over each climb first, thus overtaking the point total of Jonathan Hivert (Total Direct Energie) who has worn the Maillot a Pois since stage one. With just ten kilometers to that climb, it was looking like the jersey would be changing hands at the end of the day in Apt.