Hoping to Bridge Across
Perhaps tired of the shadow boxing in the peloton, or just feeling strong on the cobbles, Jasper Stuyven (Trek-Segafredo) jumped out from the main group in a solo effort to bridge across to the big names up the road. Stuyven gained a quick 30 seconds on the peloton, but then it seemed to reach a stalemate. He was neither gaining on those up the road nor getting further ahead of those behind. Unfortunately for the man from Belgium, he over cooked in on one of the main sharp corners and slid into the muddy gutters along the side of the sections of pave. However the only thing that was injured was his chances to make it to the leaders. So it was that he returned to the peloton, muddy and a bit shaken up.