Using the One, Two ToC19-29
Under the watchful eye of the race commissare, Maximilian Schachmann (Bora-Hansgrohe) went of the front of the peloton. The early break had faltered on the lower slopes of the Mount Baldy climb and now it was time for the GC men to implement their race strategies. While Schachmann was the best place rider on the team, it appeared that the team sent him up the road as a lure to tire the other GC hopefuls. If he was pulled back to the fold, then the team could launch Felix Grosschartner for the win. He was pulled back, but Grosschartner didn't have the legs to go on the offensive.