Coming Back Together G17-35
No one was surprised to see the catch of the break away come with just 15 kilometers left to race. The teams of the sprinters didn't want to catch them too early, nor did they want to let them steal the glory. Maciej Paterski (CCC Sprandi Polkowice) and Evgeny Shalunov (Gazprom-Rusvelo) knew it was a long shot that their break would work, but both were equally sure they didn't have a chance of taking the stage if they didn't give it a try. Now with the race 'gruppo compacto' it was time for the sprinters' teams to get themselves organized.