Fine report here from Blazin' Saddles on yesterday's stage and crashes.
Update on the abandons:
Following yesterday's crashes the following 12 are out: Mikel Astarloza, Tom Danielson, Hubert Dupont (broken arm), Imanol Erviti, Oscar Freire, Ivan Gutiérrez, Ryder Hesjedal, Robbie Hunter, Wout Poels (three cracked ribs and other injuries), Amets Txurruka, Davide Vignano and Martin Wynants.
Make that 13 abandons as Anthony Delaplace has now given up the unequal struggle at the 44K mark with a broken wrist. There are now 181 riders left from 198, who started a week ago in Liège.