Into Virtual Yellow PN20-26
Team Sunweb seemed to have a strong plan in place that would get them the Maillot Jaune and the stage win. First was Soren Kragh Andersen (Sunweb) to go on the attack. As he worked to catch those ahead he gained enough time on the peloton and Max Schachmann (Bora-Hansgrohe) to be in the virtual Yellow Jersey. To define that phrase: if the race were to stop at this moment the virtual Yellow would be the race leader. With 36 kilometers to race, there is no quarauntee that he will be still in the virtual lead at the finish line in Apt.