After two hard days (and a rest day) and with a massive weekend looming, the peloton decided to keep its powder dry today. Lots of action off the front, however, with Cofidis' Damien Monier finishing off the end-of-stage attacks on the rise to Peio Terme. Results:
- Damien Monier, Cofidis
- Danilo Hondo, Lampre, at 0.36
- Steven Kruiswijk, Rabobank, at 0.39
- Daniel Moreno, Omega Pharma, at 1.05
- Steven Cummings, Sky, at 1.16
No change on GC, other than maybe escapee Alex Efimkin cracking the top ten and Richie Porte losing a few precious seconds at the finish. Screencaps from the end -- Monier cleans up ok...