Di Luca's Late Attack
Daniello DiLuca had a rough break in yesterday's stage crashing on the last descent of the day and shearing off his rear derailleur and losing two and a half minutes. So while the peleton was watching Team Sky and Bradley Wiggins he jumped out and stormed off, a few tried to go with him but they couldn't hang. He quickly passed Sylvain Georges and stormed off through the driving rain in hopes of a victory akin to Paolini's that placed him in the Maglia Rosa. In the true heartbreaking style of the peleton, he was caught with less than 500 meters to the line. But he was able to gain time on many of his rivals, most notably Wiggins.