Esteban Chaves and Simon Yates made it a Mitchelton-Scott one- two as they crossed the finish line on Mount Etna. Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ) placed third. For Team Dimension Data, Ben O’Connor finished in 12th place on the stage and moved up to 13th on the general classification. Today was another stage for the GC favourites, with Mount Etna providing the stage for a battle of the favourites. Today’s stage ran 164km, stretching from Caltanissetta to Etna. The finishing climb up Mount Etna ran for 15km at a 6.5% average gradient. The first 50km of racing saw many attacks, including Natnael Berhane for Team Dimension Data..