Lots of finger pointing going on in the press, which is typical. I can't argue for how much responsibility any particular element of an event such as the TDF should hold but logically in order for something the size of the TDF to work and remain as accessible to the public as it is (which is a miracle in itself) everyone must take some responsibility for safety. Maybe a 'code of conduct' needs to be written up that everyone can agree to? For example, there is already the ability to change stages based on poor conditions relating to the safety of the riders. So why couldn't that apply to a stage such as yesterday if the majority of riders felt that the parcour combined with number of riders and early stage made for 'poor conditions' they could have a say about what might help and for the organizers to listen? It doesn't have to be blanket changes like the 10km line for GC riders (which I think is silly btw) but why not allow for some flexibility at times if strong arguments can be made?