In the overall standings, Sep Vanmarcke, who also leads in the "Flyeralarm" points classification, was able to defend his top position seven seconds ahead of Andrea Vandrame from the Italian national team. "Tomorrow I still enjoy the jersey, then I hand it over to the mountain riders. I'm too heavy for the high mountains," said Vanmarcke. The Styrian Stephan Rabitsch from the Felbermayr Simplon Wels team advanced to third place (plus 10 seconds). He is just one second ahead of U23 world champion Sven Erik Byström.
“It was brutally difficult, but a successful stage for us. I'm happy about the two jerseys, ”said Rabitsch, the mountain price leader, the new wearer of the“ East Tyrol ”jersey for the best Austrian. Tomorrow, however, the Upper Austrian Felix Großschartner, who is in the sixth overall position, will carry this in his home country. Stefan Denifl from Aqua Blue Sport follows two places behind, in eighth place: “A long and hard day ended in front of a great crowd of spectators. I still have to get through the day tomorrow well, then it will finally go to my home in Tyrol and the mountains. ”Großschartner was also satisfied:“ I hardly lost any time and improved to sixth place overall. A good day for me. Tomorrow I expect a sprinter stage. "
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