At the Line TA
Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) resplendent in his Maglia Rosso, lead the quartet from the moment he launched his sprint, only to be caught at the line by Greg Van Avermaet (BMC). The two have been going at in this early spring and I am quite sure that Sagan is getting sick of Van Avermaet continually getting the better of him. Unable to stay with the two, Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky) held on for third while Zdenek Stybar (Etixx-Quickstep) missed the podium altogether. In so doing, Van Avermaet's win, with its bonus seconds added to the bonus seconds he gained out on course, moved the Belgium rider into the Maglia Azurra of race leader. With just an individual time trial left to race, it will remain to be seen if Van Avermaet can recover enough to ride a really fast 10k ITT.