The stage was partly animated by Team Jumbo-Visma. Just like yesterday, Amber Kraak joined a large breakaway. After the peloton had caught up with the Kraak group, Team Jumbo-Visma controlled the pace in the peloton together with Liv racing. Henderson was brought into a good position for the sprint, but was unable to answer the acceleration of Kopecky and Longo Borghini. Riejanne Markus finished tenth and was the best placed rider of Team Jumbo-Visma in the general classification with the fifteenth place.
Henderson was delighted with her first WorldTour podium. “It was a tough and fast stage. The pace was very high from the start. There were a lot of attacks, but it took quite a while until a group with Amber got a big gap. That was an ideal situation for us. When Amber dropped out at the front, we started to chase. Amber and Aafke did a good job, after which Riejanne brought me in an ideal position to the final climb. It is my own mistake that I did not immediately react to Lotte and Elisa, because I felt very good. I gave it my all for the last three hundred metres, but the advantage of the two was already too big. I am very happy with my first WorldTour podium finish and with the learning process this week. I hope I can continue my good form into the European and World Championships.”