I have ridden this exact stretch of road! Not as fast, not without traffic and certainly not with anyone cheering my progress around the city, but exciting just the same. With half of the peloton out the back and out of danger, this duo of Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Katusha-Alpecin) and Christopher Juul Jensen (Mitchelton-Scott) thought they might be able to surprise the sprinters' and their teams. With 29 kilometers, or just under three laps to go, it was unlikely that they will succeed. It is the Colosseum on their right as they swing through the Piazzo del Colosseo and head into the finishing straight.