Keeping It Going T18-23
Julian Alaphilippe (Quick Step) jumped out of the group to take first at the bonus sprint in Plogonnec. With just 20 kilometers left to go, it looked like he was planning on trying to solo to the finish in Quimper. Behind, the last of the erstwhile break, Lilian Calmejane (Direct Energie) was about to be caught by the closing peloton. Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) had taken second in the bonus sprint adding two seconds to his lead over his teammate Tejay van Garderen and the rest of the GC contenders.