Cortina was after the end of a stage, about 218 km from Pismo Beach to Ventura, the fastest of a leading group of 26 riders. The Argentinian Maximiliano Richeze finished second, just in front of the Colombian, Sergio Higuita. Joris Nieuwenhuis of Team Sunweb was with a fourth place the best Dutchman.
George Bennett went down in the last kilometres, in vain, in the attack. The driver of Jumbo-Visma from New Zealand was initially part of a leading group of twelve riders. He only got Higuita. But the Colombian did not kopwerk. Bennett was wrong in the headwind and just before the finish were 26 riders together. As for Bennetts attack also drove Tim Declercq solo on the head.
After three wins in a row for Deceuninck Quick.Step now so a Spaniard of the party in California. Tejay van Garderen remains in the overall lead, four seconds ahead of the Dane Kasper Asgreen.David de la Cruz (Ineos) returns with handbreuk
David de la Cruz (Team Ineos) has the Tour of California (WorldTour) to leave. The Spaniard broke in a crash his hand, confirmed his team. The 30-year-old De la Cruz was a crash at the end of the fourth stage. He could see the stage still out, but gave up, the day fixed for the fifth ride. De la Cruz was eighth in the standings, 34 seconds of the leader Tejay Van Garderen. It is at the moment unclear whether the Spaniard under the knife, and when he was again in competition can occur.