The stage presented another rolling profile in tough weather conditions with intermittent rain, wind and wet roads from start to finish. Despite a fast start and lots of attacking, no real break went clear all day until the closing kilometres.
Inside the final 20 kilometres a few strong moves started to break clear with the team making sure they were represented in each move. But it wasn’t until six kilometres from the line that the decisive move went with Pfeiffer and Juliette being alert to the move. They quickly build a lead of 45 seconds and heading into the final 1500 metres Juliette put in a solo move before Pfeiffer countered, only to be caught in sight of the line but leaving it all on the road.
With both finishing in the top 10, teammate Lorena Wiebes came over the line 42 seconds behind winning the bunch sprint completing a strong collective finish for the team.