A decisive weekend in the Alps started this Saturday with a mountain top finish on top of ski resort Vaujany, preceded by the mythical cols du Galibier and de la Croix de Fer.
Just like on the first day, young rider Laurens Huys showed himself in the front of the race by joining the breakaway of eighteen riders on the slopes of the Galibier with its top after 26 kilometer of racing.
His adventure in the lead of the race lasted until the irregular 29 kilometer climb Col de la Croix de Fer. Louis Meintjes and Jan Hirt were part of a peloton of twenty riders in the downhill leading towards the final climb Vaujany.
Meintjes chose to anticipate and accelerated with 3 kilometer to go, before he was joined by six other riders. In the end, the South-African climber took eight place, enabling him to enter the top ten of the general classification.