Shedding a Few ToC19-21
With the peloton breathing down the necks of the five early escapees, it was Joonas Henttala (Novo Nordisk) who decided to use the final rise in the highway to shed his break away companions. At first it was only Michael Hernandez (USA Cycling) who could go with the attack. The two traded attacks as the pair of teammates Jonny Brown and Ian Garrison (Hagen Berman Axeon) bridged back up to them. They had to be racing for the Most Courageous jersey, the peloton was far too close to hope to be able to take the stage.