Strong finish by Spaniard Pello Bilbao to take the 168 km stage win. Interesting thing happened to Irish rider Dan Martin.The final climb proved to be a tad too much for him going down on the side of the road. He looked in control of his bike from where we were standing. He was in touching distance of the front two, Yates and Russian Aleksandr Vlasov but went down with about 2 km of the descent to go. Weariness maybe. Dizzy spells are not uncommon among riders, PRETTY IMPORTANT TO KEEP YOUR BODY HYDRATED BEFORE THE RACE. Yates finished third but he built a sizeable lead in the overall standings such that he is a shoe in for the victory.