The Australian team will race for the podium with Chaves; defending champion Simon Yates decides to miss the Spanish grand tour.
Pinot powered to second place, Thomas faltered and then rallied, while Alaphilippe finally showed weakness, losing time but holding on to the yellow jersey.
Yates won the three-man sprint after being in the breakaway all day. Behind, the GC contenders called a truce before tomorrow's decisive time trial.
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