Collecchio to Savona, 249km
Stage winner: Michael Rogers (Tinkoff-Saxo)
Soldiers everywhere today! Photographers spread out in the corn fields. Only their helmets and big lenses visible. Looking like advancing troops. Shooting pictures riders covered in mud and blood crawling out of the ditch as if they’d been in a trench. Michael Rogers like Major Winters (the guy from Band of Brothers everyone likes) taking care of business and getting the job done!