Final stage of the race was characterized by a daylong breakaway, which was created at the beginning of the stage by 13 riders, including Kazakh rider Dmitriy Gruzdev. Before the 20 km to go 5 riders attacked from the breakaway with Gruzdev among the protagonists of the day.
- Another fast stage of the race. We went to the breakaway almost from the start. The team goal today was to go to the breakaway, we all tried – Arman, Bakthiyar, Truls and me. Finally, I have gone with another 12 riders. At 12 km to go we have attacked with 4 other riders. But we was caught only before the finish. Yes, it’s a really pity, but I never give up, - commented Dmitriy Gruzdev after the finish.
The breakaway was caught only 2 km to go and stage was won by Italian rider Sasha Modolo.
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