The Team Sky rider closed the gap on new general classification leader Michal Kwiatkowski (Omega Pharma - Quick-Step) to four seconds as he attacked decisively in the final kilometre of the 173km course.
What does GC stand for?
GC stands for General Classification (cycling)
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His was one of several attacks made by the general classification contenders over the final few kilometres.
It is a day when his lead in the general classification could come under threat.
CYCLING: Alessandro Petacchi edged out an irate Mark Cavendish as he won the first mass sprint of this year's Giro d'Italia although the Briton has taken the general classification lead.
Team Sky's top contender Greg Henderson finished fourth on the day and he holds the same position in the general classification.
Paulinho and Kiryienka, who was denied Belarus' first Tour stage win, finished over one minute ahead of their fellow escapees, while the only impact on the top of the general classification standings came after Nicolas Roche (Ag2r La Mondiale) made a late break off the front of the peloton.
The 30-year-old Londoner, who last year finished fourth, fell to 16th place in the general classification standings, seven minutes and 18 seconds behind Andy Schleck (Team Saxo Bank).
The 30-year-old Londoner, who last year finished fourth, fell to 16th place in the general classification, seven minutes and 18 seconds behind Andy Schleck (Team Saxo Bank).