The Long Road Ahead G17-46
This view tells the story of trying to make a small break away work. It is a very, very long way to go for an effort that usually doesn't succeed. That being said, so far in this Giro two stages have been one by a member of the early break, so it is understandable that Giuseppe Fonzi (Wilier Triestina) and Dmitrii Kozontchuk (Gazprom-Rusvelo) were willing to take the chance. At this point they had a sizeable gap as they road towards the 75 kilometers to go banner.