one of The favourites knew the start and finish in Sacramento, a stage without obstacles along the way, no altimeters and so, on paper, for the sprinters. After a large loop in the west, the city had three local laps are made of 3.5 km, around the State Capitol building, the white pride of Sacramento.
Four riders attack in the early flight: our compatriot Laurens De Vreese (Astana), Charles Planet (Novo Nordisk), Michael Schär (CCC) and Tyler Stites (American selection). Many advantage given to the platoon, led by Bora-hansgrohe, Dimension Data and Deceuninck-Quick Step them never, up to 1:30 and after the intermediate sprint, won by Stites, dropped De Vreese, as the first sag to the pack, with 76 km to go. With Planet was the last vluchter 19 km from the end grasped and then the sprint is prepared.