Sorry I didn't get around to reviewing yesterday's stage.
So in review of the last two day. Stage 11 saw a breakaway stay away with the remaining riders of the group trailing in behind. All the main GC contenders were there except Ryder Hesjedal who struggled on the first of the categorised climbs.
The winner however was someone recording his 100th professional win, his 13th in the Giro, and back into the red points jersey. The Omega Pharma-Quick Step team gave him the perfect lead out in the wet conditions. First capturing the breakaway in the final 500m , then allowing the Manx Missile to cross the line with several bike lengths gap to anyone else.
Of course the sprinters have also managed to gain some sort of mountain legs to have got over the big climbs at the start of the week inside the time limit so there is a possibility that some of you typical climbers may hang on, but I don't think the man in the red jersey will do so. If I have got that wrong and the Manx Missile has made it to the final km in touch with the group the form he is in makes it hard to look for anyone else.
However, this stage is one I think that will go to one of the rouleurs rather than the sprinters. One of the guys with the power to get over the hill and the speed and determination to sprint it out for line honours at the end.