A Ride at the Beach TDU18-22
After the heat of the last two days, the riders must have felt like today's stage was a ride in the park. Today it did feature a short ride at the beach along Snapper Point. It was a big group that got away at the start of the stage, including some now familiar break away names. Riding on the back is the most aggressive rider from stage 4, Zakkari Dempster (UniSA-Australia), with his teammate, Scott Boweden - his third break away of the Tour. The new guys to join the group off the front were Fumijuki Beppu (Trek-Segafredo), Mads Wuirtz Schmidt (Katusha-Alpecin) and Thomas De Gendt (Lotto Soudal). The seventh member of the break, although you can't really see him, is the leader of the King of the Mountains Competition, Nicholas Dlamini (Dimension Data).