The was mostly flat but with quite a few technical corners and twisting roads to navigate. After a strong showing on yesterday’s stage making the decisive break at the end of the day which propelled her into the top 10, Labous knew a strong time trial would continue to move her up the overall classification.
Kirchmann set a fast time to sit second until the last group of riders from which one rider bested all times so far by a large margin, taking the stage by over a minute and moving into the GC lead. Labous now sits second, one minute and nine seconds behind the race leader. Kirchmann also moves into the top 10, up to seventh while Pfeiffer Georgi sits in 10th place.