Niki Terpstra (Milram) had a great race yesterday and secured the mountain's jersey by riding solo across both category one climbs ahead of the rest of the pack. On his team's website, www.team-milram.com, the Dutchman stated that it will be a hard and that he didn't know the stage at all, including the final climb, over 1400 metres high and only 15 kilometres from the finish.
His expectations were that "it will be similar to stage 3, with a small group going and CSC controlling. If I have good legs I may try for some mountain points at the first climb." With the last KOM close to the finish Terpstra expects a very hard hill, no matter how steep the climb. "Some probably will get away and compete for the victory."