The calm before the storm: Greg van Avermaet at the stage start.
Guillame Van Keirsbulck embarks on his mammoth day up the road.
The peloton rolls out in leisurely pursuit of Van Keirsbulck
Hammer time: Arnard Démare takes the win after one of the messiest sprints in memory.
World Champion Peter Sagan, who would later be disqualified from the race…
…for this. Mark Cavendish, John Degenkolb and Ben Swift hit the deck.
Degenkolb is helped to his feet by some Trek-Segaredo teammates.
A bloodied Mark Cavendish is helped towards the line. The Manxman would later withdraw from the Tour with a fractured shoulder.
Degenkolb’s Trek-Segafredo teammates give him a helping hand.
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