Bottle or Tow?
Given the pace of the day, Jonathan Clarke (United Healthcare) couldn't hang with these two in the early break, Ramunas Navadauskas (Garmin Sharp) and Preben Van Hecke (Topsport Vlaanderen). As they started up another of the seemingly uncountable hills Van Hecke's team car came up to pass a bottle and maybe to give a little tow up the climb. The nice touch was that shortly after this moment, the Director Sprotif passed a bottle to Navadauskas even though he was on a competing team. However, when riders are in a break together, they are at least temporarily teammates in trying to hold off the peloton.