What a day it was across the north of France. Check out the view from inside the bunch here, via Velon CC and shot on GoPro cameras.
Two days after his crash at the Baloise Belgium Tour, Kristoffer Skjerping shared this update: Two motorcycles crashed into the Belgium Tour peloton on Saturday, causing a serious crash that ultimately cancelled the stage. Many riders were involved. I was one of them and this is how my Tour ended. I have road rash all over my body, and my elbow is just getting worse. I'm in a lot of pain because of the loss of so much skin. X-rays say that I have no fractures, but we'll do some more scans this week. They tell me that I'm lucky. It could have been much worse. For some riders, like Stig Broeckx, who is currently in a coma, it was much worse. What a nightmare. We are risking our lives because the UCI won't take responsibility to address this issue. Why are all these incidents with motorcycles and not service cars? Because the directors are all retired cyclists, and they know how to pass the peloton in a safe way. Cycling is in many ways an extreme sport, and if you never did a race you could never imagine how intense it is. We were going In 80 km/h when two motos came past us on the left on the bike path. It happened on a steep decent, before a right turn. The bike path stopped, and they both slipped on the grass lost control and came sideways trough the peloton. Don't tell me that's bad luck. It's just crazy, and it has to stop! My thoughts are with Stig, his team, family and friends. Hope you wake up soon! See the original post at the link below: Link