During the 180 km-stage riders overcome 7 laps at the central streets of Almaty. Italian rider of Astana Pro Team attacked solo at the final lap with 25 km to go and finished first.
- I feel myself very good after Vuelta and I’m in a good shape now. It was a little bit hard race, as I spent all day in the breakaway. It was attack from the beginning of the stage with Luis Leon Sanchez and me joined in this big breakaway. At the last lap at 25 km to go I attacked in the climb and managed to finished solo. I wanted to finish alone and I did it. I’m happy with this race, it is great to be here in Kazakhstan. It is my first time in Almaty and I like it a lot, - said Davide Villella after the finish.
With this victory Villella also becomes the overall leader of the race with 36’ of advantage, before the second and final stage in mountains.