Quick Step Floors rider Fernando Gaviria came from a long way back in Tortona this afternoon to take his fourth stage of the 100th edition of the Giro d'Italia - and according to Velon, hit 72.8 kilometres an hour as he sprinted for the line.
It continues a remarkable Grand Tour debut by the 22-year-old Colombian - the best, in fact, since Bernard Hinault won five stages at the Vuelta in 1978.
Sam Bennett of Bora Hansgrohe was second today - his best result after three third places - with Jasper Stuyven of Trek Segafredo third.
It was a frantic, wind-blown finale to the flat 167 kilometre stage from Reggio Emilia which concluded with a hard-fought sprint.
Gaviria lost position on the final bend with 300 metres to go, and Orica-Scott's Caleb Ewan looked well positioned to challenge for what would have been his second stage victory in the race.
But Quick Step Floors rider Max Richeze, spotting Gaviria coming up the outside, nudged Ewan out of the way, destroying the Australian's rhythm and nearly crashing himself, while opening up a gap for Gaviria to charge for the line.
It's only the second time that Tortona has hosted a Giro d'Italia stage finish, and as this year, it honoured the great Fausto Coppi, who lived most of his life in the city.
The race now heads into the mountains, with tomorrow's Stage 14 to Oropa honouring Marco Pantani, with Tom Dumoulin of Team Sunweb looking to defend the maglia rosa he took from Movistar's Nairo Quintana in last Tuesday's individual time trial.
Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.