After the first restday, Team Intermarché-Circus-Wanty started the second week of the Tour de France in the centre of the attention in the tenth stage, a transition stage of 180 kilometer between Vulcania and Issoire.
Immediately after the start, the men of Jean-François Bourlart took the race in hands with their GC leader Louis Meintjes, who took advantage of the slopes of the Col de la Morena to escape from the peloton, chased by a group with Tadej Pogacar and Jonas Vingegaard.
After two hours of chasing in a stifling heat, the good breakaway escaped just before the Col de la Croix Saint-Robert with 115 kilometer to go. German rider Georg Zimmermann was part of a leading group of fourteen riders, who gained a maximal advantage of 3 minutes, enough to race for the stage win.
Georg Zimmermann kept on fighting after the attack of Krists Neilands (Israel) on the final climb of the day, the Côte de la Chapelle-Marcousse with its top 20 kilometer before the finish. After a long chase in the descent and on the flat, the chasing group with Zimmermann caught Neilands with 3 kilometer to go.
With an explosive attack under the red flag of the last kilometer, Zimmermann isolated himself at the front with Pello Bilbao to sprint for the victory in Issoire. The German rider was second on the line and achieved his first podium in a Grand Tour and the second one for Intermarché-Circus-Wanty in this edition of the Tour. Louis Meintjes stays in twelfth position in the general classification.