Finishing the Plan PN20-30
I'm not sure I will get use to the image of a stage winner saluting an empty roadside. None the less, Tiesj Benoot (Sunweb) still took a bow for the race photographers. Benoot had capitalized on the hard work of his teammates all stage long. He had started the day in third by 1'10" but now is in second, trailing Schachmann by less than a half minute. With just one stage left to race, the mountain top finish will be a wild scramble to get up the mountain first.