A rolling day in the saddle for riders as they faced the longest stage of the race, with 190 kilometres from Sarriguren to Estibaliz. The last categorised climb crested at just under 60 kilometres to go, and the race would take on a familiar pattern with a breakaway up the road and the peloton controlling them behind. However, despite only holding a two minute gap over the last climb, the peloton were made to work hard by the breakaway. Just as they were about to be caught with five kilometres to go, a crash in the bunch saw some splits within the peloton. All Team Sunweb riders came through unscathed so focus switched to the tricky finish: another punchy rise to the line with the final 1.4km averaging just over 4%.
The pace was high in the bunch and the team worked well to position Sam Oomen to protect his GC position and Marc Hirschi so that he could sprint in the finale. Hirschi followed the wheels at the front and launched a well-timed, punchy kick to come home in 4th place on the day: his first top 5 finish at a World Tour event.