Christophe Laporte stormed to the stage win on the steep uphill slopes of the final ascent to take the stage ahead of overnight leader Magnus Sheffield. Thanks to the bonification system, it was enough for Laporte to claim the overall and points classification.

Earlier this season, Laporte won a stage in Paris-Nice and a stage in the Tour de France.

Christophe Laporte:

“This was a great day for us. Olav (Kooij) was in the front, which was perfect. After the chase I was in a good position. The team did a fantastic job. There was a steep climb before the finish, but I was confident I could win. I will enjoy this now and tomorrow we will go for it again in Hamburg."