It was a badly kept secret that after today most of the sprinters would head home, as the road headed directly upwards in stage 13, as it climbed Mt. Etna. And sprint they did, with Mark Cavendish taking his 2nd win of the race.
Top 5 Stage results
- Mark Cavendish GRB (HTC-Highroad)
- Davide Appollonio ITA (Sky)
- Alessandro Petacchi ITA (Lampre-ISD)
- Roberto Ferrari ITA (Androni Giocattoli
- Gerald Ciolek GER (Quickstep)
- Alberto Contador SPA (Saxo Bank Sungard)
- Kanstantsin Sivtsov BLR (HTC-Highroad) at 59 sec
- Vincenzo Nibali ITA (Liquigas-Cannondale) at 1:21
- Christophe Le Mevel FRA (Garmin-Cervelo) at 1:28
- Michele Scarponi ITA (Lampre-ISD) at s.t.