With today’s stage set to be the last chance for the sprinters to battle it out for victory, the Team Sunweb riders spent a day in the bunch hoping to save some energy for tomorrow’s important time trial.
However, a strong breakaway ensured that the sprint teams would have to work hard to claw them back in the closing hour of racing, meaning that the pace was kept high. The day ultimately did come down to the expected sprint finish, with all Team Sunweb riders coming home safely in the bunch.
With today’s results Dumoulin keeps his 4th place on GC while Sam Oomen retains his 8th place and the white jersey of best young rider. All attention now will turn to the last stage of the race; a flat, 10 kilometre out-and-back TT in San Benedetto del Tronto.