Plowing the Way
Often times the phrase "plowing the way" is a figurative reference to the act of plowing snow out of the following groups way. Today, it was as close to literal as I have ever seen in a Grand Tour. These three, Cappecchi, Brambelli and Weening, have ridden away from the Maglia Rosa group hoping to win the stage while the contenders are willing to protect their positions and only race against each other. Alas, for these attackers, they didn't count on Nibali wanting to stamp his authority on the race with back to back stage wins.