Flat and Fast
The approach to the finishing town of Castiglione Delta Pescaia the roads were smooth, wide, and flat. That allowed for all of the teams that wanted to compete for the stage victory to get their teams organized and ready to bring their sprinter to the line ahead of everyone else. In the middle of those vying for stage victory are the Pink Jersey of Alberto Contador and one of his Tinkoff Saxo teammates. They were there to keep Contador safe from crashes, not that he would mind a stage victory as well. The two main trains to get themselves together at 5 kilometers to go were Team Sky and Giant Alpecin.