It isn't San Remo - in spite of Ben Swift on the podium - it isn't a big race and there aren't big contenders. Elia Viviani was looking for a victory after so many placements and a bit of bad luck, this one is a beautiful one but probably not the one he would have picked up if possible.
For sprinter quantity is also important so a victory is +1. It's also good for his morale: he's a guy who well knows what he's worth of and that's good but he sets very high goals and risks to get frustrated. Instead he should concentrate on building step by step. This one definitely is a good step in the right direction: I expect him in big tours, agaist the best sprinters in the world. It's where probably he also expect himself.
As far as the GC... Team Sky keeps leading by Peter Kennaugh and will hardly lose that Jersey in tomorrow itt. Lets if Dario Cataldo can bring home another stage win for his team and make the week perfect!
|1||Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale|
|2||Ben Swift (GBr) Team Sky|
|3||Rino Gasparrini (Ita) MG Kvis - Trevigiani|
|4||Luca Wackermann (Ita) Lampre-Merida|
|5||Manuel Belletti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli|
|6||Eduard Michael Grosu (Rom) Vini Fantini Nippo|
|7||Liam Bertazzo (Ita) MG Kvis - Trevigiani|
|8||Andrea Pasqualon (Ita) Area Zero Pro Team|
|9||Mattia Gavazzi (Ita) Christina Watches - Kuma|
|10||Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise|
1 Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Team Sky