Daniel Oss (BMC) put in the first serious attack on the peloton. He was quickly joined by the hot Geraint Thomas (Team Sky). Thomas has been having a brilliant early season, so the peloton behind had to take this attack seriously. Milano Sanremo must be one of the most scenic races as it bobs in and out along the Mediterranean coast offering brilliant vistas. Vistas that the men in spandex don't have the time to take in.