His First Ever ToC19-26
His team must have know something was about to happen for Ivan Garcia (Bahrain-Merida), they had been on the front most of the day driving to pace to pull back the break away. And they were right! Garcia had the legs to hold off Maximilliano Richeze (Deceuninck-Quickstep) and Serio Higuita (EF Education First) to take his first win in a Pro Tour race. The final climb had dispatched the marquee sprinters, but it was still a hard fast sprint to the line for the young Spaniard. Deceuninck-Quickstep finally had its winning streak broken, but only by about a bike length. They still had two men in the top four on the stage!