Trying to Make It Stick
Luke Durbridge (Orica GreenEdge) and Lijo Keisse (Etixx Quickstep) went from almost the moment the Promenade was over, prying almost a thirty second gab on the peloton full of sprinters. Sprinters who surely wanted to vie for one more stage victory. With the technical nature of the 5 lap circuit, the powerful duo had the strength and the long shot of actually making the escape stick. They had already spoiled the Red Jersey hopefuls chances of getting maximum points at the intermediate sprint, now it was beginning to look like they might do the same at the final finish line of the 98th Giro d'Italia.