With two or three members left from the original break, it was Pierre Rolland (Europcar) that attacked the GC group and went off in search of a stage win. With his team mate Perriq Quemeneur up the road to act as a bridge and then offer some drafting, Rolland was able to chase down the lone leader up the road. It was a truly Herculean effort that would have given the French their third Giro stage win and the second in as many days. At this 5 K banner, he was only 40 seconds behind Johan Davi Arredondo (Trek Factory Racing). This is an original watercolor and ink postcard that is available for purchase through my artist website at www.greigleach.com. For this particular painting, just follow the direct link at the end of this post.