Some riders were happy to have avoided the crashes but are not too confident about today. They know it is going to be a crucial day for their team leaders.
Lars Boom (Rabobank):
"I was lucky, I didn't crash yesterday. I feel OK. Robert Gesink has a broken wrist, but it's a hairline fracture, so he will continue today. I thinkt oday will not be too hard for him, he'll make it.
"The team's strategy is just to protect Menchov and Robert, and get them through the day, and keep their GC position."
Brian Vandborg (Liquigas) did not go down in yesterday's stage, either.
"I feel good. Today we're just going to try and stick together for Roman and Ivan. I've never done this before, not in this kind of race. I once did De Panne, but that was many years ago."