As the large break neared the end of the 200 kilometer stage, it was a forgone conclusion that someone would try to get away from the rest. The first to go on the offensive was Nils Politt (Katusha-Alpecin). He opened a gap on the others, but was shortly pulled back into the fold ahead of the next attack. While he went first, it wasn't his attack that was going to take the stage in Gap.
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