Who Is That?
AG2R, the team that has the Yellow Jersey, had to ride hard on the front to defend Betancur's Jersey and chase down any threads to his lead. You can see Villermoz look over at the attacking Dries Devenyns (Giant Shimano) to see if he was one of the riders close to his man on GC. Since he wasn't they knew they could let him go and dare one of the other teams to chase him down. While they didn't want to lose time, they also didn't need to win the stage either. It was up to the others to attack and go for stage wins in hopes of taking back the Yellow Jersey.