Looks like a stage for the sprinters and, yes, there are a few here: Visconti is sort of a sprinter, Pete Sagan's little bro is here, Alan Crash Davis, Nacer Bouhanni, Matti, Breschel, Ben Swift, Cardoso, and no doubt I am missing a few others. There looks like a slight uphill tick at the finish but probably not enough to scare away the fast guys:
Its hard to read I know but those three climbs are all cat 3's with the last topping out 25km? from the finish.
And just 27 km into the race we already have the day's break seemingly:
- 97 Toribio Jose Vicente (ESP / Andalucia)
- DONATI 134 Alessandro (ITA / Acqua & Sapone)
- 13 David LOPEZ (ESP / Movistar Team)
- 32 PATERSKI Maciej (POL / Liquigas Cannondale)