A Desperate Chase
The final kilometers into Forli claimed the dreams of two men. Both Oscar Gatto (Androni Giocattoli) and Richie Porte (Team Sky) feel victim to poorly timed flat tires. Gatto's flat caused him to lose contact with the break away and with it, his chance for his first ever stage victory. Porte's flat caused him to lose time on the main peloton. More importantly, he lost almost two minutes to Alberto Porte (Tinkoff Saxo) and Fabio Aru (Astana). The leader of Team Sky has now dropped down to 12th in the overall standings, trailing the Maglia Rosa by three minutes and nine seconds.