So – well, we were all feeling a bit complacent about that stage weren’t we? Pancake flat, last chance for the sprinters to stretch their legs before the hills, not even a cross-wind to contend with.
Even #trolldj was in a relaxed, crowd pleasing frame of mind and gave us a redux re-edit of Cows With Guns.
A large but basically unremarkable crash within the woods gave us a bit to talk about, but then – at 25km to go, there was a problem. A Frank Schleck delaying problem. A crash brought down half the peloton and took a long time to clear up. Frank is 2’43” behind the leaders and will find it awfully hard to make that up.