Today‰Ûªs starting order proved a positive one for both riders, who were able to make up ground on the riders who had finished faster yesterday. In spite of some technical issues, Kevin Benavides held an infernal pace to take the win ahead of his Monster Energy Honda Team squad-mate Joan Barreda. The Argentine‰Ûªs win on the day sees him take the overall leadership with a 3‰Ûª15-advantage over the Spaniard.
"The day has been a positive one," Benavides said "Today I felt good from the beginning ... everything was going well ... until just before the neutralization my roadbook broke and the paper came loose and I wasn‰Ûªt able to move it. I tried to fix it in the neutralization, but it wasn‰Ûªt possible so for the remaining 110 kilometres I had to follow the tracks. It was hard to focus, with a few scares, but it turned out well in the end. I saw my brother on the ground, who had fallen, but I think he's okay, which is the important thing."