Meh. Even last year Giro (far from being a classic for the ages) had 6-7 really good stages, against a big total of 0 this year. I would not be surprised if nothing happens during the weekend .Over the years there were several Giro and Tours where this phrased was rolled out only for everyone to change their mind later on
I guess this will be remembered as Demare's Giro. So, chapeau Arnaud!