EF Education First’s Daniel McLay won the 152.3km stage, while Mitchelton-Scott’s Matteo Trentin completed the podium.
Fernando Gaviria of UAE Team Emirates placed second overall, with Daniel McLay of EF Education First third.
“After yesterday’s stage, we knew that the team is in good form, and so we were really ready and motivated to fight for the win today,” said Ackermann.
“With the help of UAE Team Emirates, we controlled the gap to the break, and always had the race within our grasp.
“Over the last kilometres, the tempo heated up and the sprint became somewhat chaotic. As sometimes happens in these situations, I was slightly blocked and so wasn’t able to launch my sprint in the way that I had intended.
“However, with my second place, I take over the lead in the overall standings, as well as the points and youth classifications, so it’s not too bad of a day for us.”
View more results below.
|1||Daniel McLay||EF Education First||3:45:04|
|4||Jonas Koch||CCC Team|
|5||Davide Ballerini||Astana Pro Team|
|6||Jakub Mareczko||CCC Team|
|7||Timothy Dupont||Wanty-Gobert Cycling Team|
|8||Fernando Gaviria||UAE Team Emirates|
|10||Riccardo Minali||Israel Cycling Academy|
|23||Nicholas Dlamini||Team Dimension Data|
|27||Jay Robert Thomson||Team Dimension Data|
|44||Jacques Janse van Rensburg||Team Dimension Data|
|48||Stefan de Bod||Team Dimension Data|
|53||Louis Meintjes||Team Dimension Data|
|2||Fernando Gaviria||UAE Team Emirates||+0:00:02|
|3||Daniel McLay||EF Education First|
|5||Jerome Cousin||Total Direct Energie||+0:00:06|
|6||Josef Cerny||CCC Team||+0:00:08|
|7||Mikkel Frolich Honore||Deceuninck-Quick-Step|
|8||Laurens De Vreese||Astana Pro Team||+0:00:09|
|9||Sep Vanmarcke||EF Education First|
|10||Jakub Mareczko||CCC Team||+0:00:12|
|23||Jay Robert Thomson||Team Dimension Data|
|28||Nicholas Dlamini||Team Dimension Data|
|43||Jacques Janse van Rensburg||Team Dimension Data|
|45||Stefan de Bod||Team Dimension Data|
|50||Louis Meintjes||Team Dimension Data|