A pleasant ride in the sunshine with panoramic shots of sandy Cantabrian seashores, sweeping cliffs and verdant countryside, finished with a 2km climb. Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma), scenting bonus seconds going begging, his third stage victory and quite possibly the red leader’s jersey, attacked the leading bunch to solo across the line just ahead of the other GC contenders. Felix Grossschartner (BORA) and Andrea Bagioli (QuickStep) finished respectively second and third on the stage. Crucially for Roglic, his 10 bonus seconds and three-second advantage put him on the same time as former race leader Richard Carapaz (INEOS) who, on count back, now sits in second spot. That aside, the top ten on general classification remained unchanged.