On the Offensive ToC19-30
Richie Porte (Trek-Segafredo) has been quite all week. But not on the closing kilometers of the climb up Mount Baldy. Once Schachmann was back in the fold, Porte launched out of the greatly reduced peloton, leaving the others trying to get back on the Tazmanian's wheel. Behind the top three on GC were losing ground as those like Porte saw their chance to take over the Yellow Jersey of race leader. Just behind Porte, Sergio Higuita (EF Education First), George Bennett (Jumbo-Visma) and Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) tried to get themselves organized to chase the leader of Trek-Segafredo. All knew they would be moving up on GC, it was only a question of who would take the stage and the Yellow Jersey.