Description Race started with many approaches to form a breakaway but the presence of points classification contenders Peter Sagan and Sam Bennett prevented from successful move. Sergio Higuita abandonded the race after two early crashes. The definitive breakaway included Pierre Rolland, Simon Geschke, Marco Marcato, Matteo Trentin, Jesús Herrada, Michael Gogl, Niccolò Bonifazio and Kévin Ledanois. Trentin won the intermediate sprint. Herrada and Rolland won mountain point bonuses on two category 1 climbs. Rolland and Gogl were the last to catch by peleton at the foot of final climb Grand Colombier. Egan Bernal, Nairo Quintana and Guillaume Martin were dropped early. Group of favourites led by Team Jumbo–Visma kept the strong pace. Adam Yates attacked with no effect. Cyclists restrained from another moves until the last kilometer. Richie Porte accelerated, Primož Roglič responded but Tadej Pogačar followed him and went for his second stage victory. Most of other favourites came within 40 seconds. Caruso lost almost two minutes, Guillaume Martin and Quintana were more than three minutes late. Hopes for sixth consecutive overall win for Ineos Grenadiers evaporated. Bernal finished seven minutes behind, Carapaz came twenty minutes later.
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04h 34' 13''
Result Description Rank Rider Team Time
1 Tadej Pogačar (SLO) Jersey white.svg UAE Team Emirates 4h 34' 13"
2 Primož Roglič (SLO) Jersey yellow.svg Team Jumbo–Visma + 0"
3 Richie Porte (AUS) Trek–Segafredo + 5"
4 Miguel Ángel López (COL) Astana + 8"
5 Enric Mas (ESP) Movistar Team + 15"
6 Sepp Kuss (USA) Team Jumbo–Visma + 15"
7 Mikel Landa (ESP) Bahrain–McLaren + 15"
8 Adam Yates (GBR) Mitchelton–Scott + 15"
9 Rigoberto Urán (COL) Jersey yellow number.svg EF Pro Cycling + 18"
10 Alejandro Valverde (ESP) Movistar Team + 24"