For the 3rd year in a row, Richie Porte (BMC Racing) won the stage finishing stage atop Willunga Hill. Today it was Sergio Henao (Team Sky) in 2nd and Michael Woods (Cannondale) in 3rd place. Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka were in the spotlight for the majority of the stage, thanks to Reinardt Janse van Rensburg. The South African formed part of the 4 rider break of the day, being joined by Pim Ligthart (Lotto-Soudal), Lars Boom (Astana) and Nelson Oliveira (Movistar). The quartet were able to get away after just 15km racing and would go on to combine well, forcing out a maximum gap.