This was the second later mountain stage during which the peloton allowed a multi-person separation and the victory of one of its members. The advantage was several minutes, but none of the hotheads threatened the leaders of the overall rating. The final climb to the finish line was 10.5 kilometers, and four horsemen remained in the lead: George Bennett, Gianluca Brambella, Christopher Hamilton and Vindrami.

The quartet split into a couple and the fate of victory is decided by Vendram and Hamilton. Italian turned out to be much faster. Brambella was so dissatisfied, who later blamed Bennett’s defeat. The New Zealander didn’t seem enthusiastic to act at the top when Vendram and Hamilton pulled away from their rivals. Perhaps it is better to watch the races on TV to see how? Brambella maliciously said.

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