Winning a stage in one of the three Grand Tours is a rare moment in any professional cyclist career. To win one while wearing the Tour's leader's jersey is a special moment indeed. So it was for Michael Matthews (Orica GreenEdge) as he threw his arms wide in the pure joy of the accomplishment. Matthews held off Fabio Felline (Trek Factory Racing) and Philippe Gilbert (BMC). Gilbert had been collecting points and bonus seconds along the road apparently targeting the Giro's Sprinter's Jersey (although he didn't make it into this painting). Just missing the podium in Sestri Levante is Francesco Gavazzi (Southeast).