Move & Counter LBL18-7
With the final member of the early break caught, it was time for the attacks to come from the peloton. The Cote de la Roche aux Faucons provided the perfect launch pad. First to attack was Philippe Gilbert (Quick-Step) who was countered by Sergio Henao (Sky). Quick-Step has been able to use its strength in numbers to great affect this season, so it was that Bob Jungels (Quick-Step) that was able to counter the counter attack by Henao. Striving to hold onto the Luxembourg Champion's wheel was one of two Canadians in the race, Michael Woods (EF Education First-Drapac). With just twenty kilometers left to race, it was the time to try a split the peloton apart, and that is exactly what was taking place on the penultimate climb of the day.