Opening a Gap ToC19-7
With a chance of staying away from a dwindling peloton, many were willing to try their luck at getting off the front of the lead group. On the way up the Carson Pass, it was Alexander Cataford (Israel Cycling Academy) stretching his legs and the elastic on the breakaway. As is tradition, the contiental teams were animating the race. All of the non-Pro Tour teams had at least two guys in the front group on one of the most difficult stages of this year's Tour of California.