The 2nd stage at the Coppi e Bartali was again another reason for Team Sky to celebrate as Peter Kennaugh would take out the races queen stage. Francesco Bongiorno (Bardiani) was 2nd and Matteo Rabottini (Neri Sottoli) finished 3rd. Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung had its own reason to celebrate as Jacques Janse van Rensburg got into the days main break with 7 other riders. Janse van Rensburg would prove to be the strongest rider in the break as he went on to claim the majority of the KOM points, hoping to pull on the leaders’ jersey in the mountains competitions. Unfortunately the organisers made a mistake at.

After last year’s horrid weather at the Milano-Sanremo, the elements were again not favouring the riders this year. In a torrential downpour from start to finish, including hail and temperatures below 10 degrees Celsius, Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) would prove to be the strongest in the finale by taking the victory. Fabian Cancellara (Trek Factory Racing) had to settle for 2nd with Team Sky’s Ben Swift in 3rd. Gerald Ciolek, the defending champion from Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung, would put up a valiant effort at defending his title. Always present and attentive at the front of the race, the German star would make it to the finish.