The stage was marked by the escape of 28 cyclists who were not included in the overall rating. Ultimately, they split into smaller and larger groups. Tratnik, the Bahrain-McLaren competitor, fought for the win with Australian Ben O’Connor (NTT Pro Cycling). The Slovene did not give his opponent a chance, jumping from his last short climb before the finish line.

The 30-year-old Tratnik, in the last race of Polish team CCC Sprandi Polkowice, had a lifetime success on Tuesday.