A Wet Day in the Saddle
Another road stage and another break away up the rather wet road. This break had the added pleasure of spending the entire stage in the rain. The three here are Maxim Belkov (Katsuha), Cahalapuo (Team Columbia) and Pirazzi (Bardiani) being followed by a neutral service vehicle, a official motorcycle and in the further distance on of the press crew motorcycles. The only weather that has ever alter a race has been heavy snow, and even that only alter the course, the race still went on. At least today was reasonably warm.