On the Hunt KBK17-2
The constant turns, short climbs and sections of pave had split the peloton into numerous groups, With a break away of roughly eight guys up the road, it was the second group of twenty that held most of the favorites. At this point, they were being lead by Tony Martin (Katusha) sporting his new team colors, coincidentally, it was his former teammate, Dries Devenyns (Quickstep) who had just swung of the front to let Martin pull the peloton along. Unfortunately, Martin crashed shortly after I painted this, skinning his face on the asphalt, and dropping back into the following peloton. His crashed was caused by the forming echelon and the crowd of riders trying to find shelter from the wind.