Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung had another good day out as Tyler Farrar featured prominently in the 3 man break of the day. Farrar was joined by Will Clarke (Drapac) and Michael Cumming (JLT Condor) after 40km of racing. The bunch was a bit nervous to give the trio too much of a gap even though they were all 20 minutes down on GC and held them around the 3 minute mark before starting the chase. Tyler would pick up the points on offer at both the KOM and Sprint primes along the route.
With 10km to go, it was only Tyler and Clarke remaining in the front but the peloton had the escapees in their sights. A big bunch sprint followed with all 6 MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung riders arriving at the finish safely despite a small crash in the final 10 meters of the race. Tyler picked up the most aggressive rider prize for his exploits in the break.