Looking for the Peloton
Pavel Kochetkov (Katusha) was caught on the descent off of the Barbagelata by Simon Clarke (Orica GreenEdge), Adam Hansen (Lotto Soudal) and Maciej Paterski (CCC Sprandi). The foursome could feel the charging peloton as they approached the 5 K to go banner. Paterski took the opportunity to look back as he swung off the front of the group. Hansen was hoping to mark his birthday by giving himself a stage victory in the Giro d'Italia. The peloton didn't seem to be in a generous mood as it hunted down the escapees.