With less than five kilometers left to race, it was time to ramp up the attacks. Next to stomp his pedals in anger was Romain Bardet (AG2R). Never one to let anybody get away, Giampaolo Caruso (Katusha) chased the fleeing Frenchman down. Caruso's efforts brought the remnants of the peloton back together, yet again. Setting up to what looked to be a hard sprint up the Cote d'Ans to the line.