For those of you just joining us, good morning east coast USA, we've got a large group up the road.
Jan Bakelandts (Omega Pharma-Lotto), Tony Gallopin (Cofidis), Vincent Jerome (BBOX), Jean-Christophe Peraud (Omega Pharma-Lotto), Inigo Cuesta (Cervelo), Gustavo Cesar (Xacobeo), Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto), Johann Tschoop (BBOX), Leif Hoste (Omega Pharma-Lotto), Danilo Hondo (Lampre), Vladimir Gusev (Katusha), David Arroyo (Caisse), Jose Toribio (Andalucia-Cajasur), Cheula Giampaolo (Katusha), Kanstantin Siutsou (HTC-Columbia), Biel Kadri (Ag2R), Jose Oroz (Euskaltel) and Ruben Plaza (Caisse d’Epargne)
Plaza is the most dangerous threat on GC, lying in 16th place 14.12 down on Nibali. There's a minor battle going on right now between Katusha and Caisse who competing for the team prize. The Russian team currently lead the standings by 32 seconds.