Clearing the Gap PN20-27
It is never an encouraging sign for the break away when the commissares cars and neutral service pass you. When the chaser are within a minute behind the vehicles are cleared from the gap so those behind can't draft of the cars inorder to close more quickly on those ahead. While Nicolas Edet (Cofidis) had already achieved his objective of taking over the King of the Mountian lead, he, nor Romain Bardet (Ag2r La Mondiale) or Soren Kragh Andersen (Sunweb) could now hold out much hope that they would be vying for stage honors. Just ahead of them are the signs denoting that it is 25 kilometers to the finish of the stage in Apt.