Giovanni Visconti (Movistar) won the opening stage of the Giro della Toscana from Arezzo to Montecatini Terme. Sonny Colbrelli (Bardiani) was 2nd and Daniele Bennati (Italian National Team) placed 3rd. The first stage of the Giro della Toscana saw the riders take on a 174km route through the Tuscan countryside. 6 riders got the stage off to a fast when they attacked inside of the first 10km and started to open up a gap on the peloton. The peloton were happy to let them go and during the stage their advantage would reach a maximum of 5 minutes. Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka placed Daniel.
Stage 2 of the Eneco Tour in Breda might only have been 9km long, but as a test against the clock it was everything but an easy one. Edvald Boasson Hagen was Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka’s best finisher with a time of 11.22min. The stage win went to Rohan Dennis (BMC). Soren Kragh Andersen (Giant-Alpecin) was the fist to set an indicative time. The Dane stopped the clock at 11.09min and was able to spend some time in the hot seat. However, he had to hand this spot to Dennis. The Australian TT champion was the first to clock a time under 11min. His.