Hard to stop a train

Going up!
Take the A train!

A bullet train is how I describe Peter Sagan's ride up towards the steep uphill finish in Chieti.

This was the longest stage at 252 km, but perhaps not the hardest. Organizers omitted the Passo Lanciano due to snow and ice and replaced it with the less steep Valico della Forcella.

On the final hectic straight, Sagan played the Liquigas card and zoomed past teammate Nibali (3rd), Kreuziger (2nd), Di Luca (4th), Horner (5th) and Hoogerland (6th) firing on all cylinders to have enough time to thump his chest in victory.

Forty year old Chris Horner is the new Maglia Azzura, 7s from Roman Kreuziger and 13s from Cameron Meyer. The Sagan train is only 21s behind and ...lies in wait.