So the biggest impact of the stage was probably Pog spending a of energy to potentially ride Rog out of it, with a lot of help from a stray hay bale. Such a shame Wout wasn't in the front group to do a Cancellara for Roglic.
Crazy stage, so much can be said and thought about. I really wonder if Pogacar was too confident and will pay for this or if he will recovery smoothly. My personal tragedy is that of O'Connor, but well. It sure was entertaining.
What a ride by Teddy Merckx! Always at the front to avoid crashes and without a team. He and Stuyven were even gaining on JV on the cobbles and it looked to be a massive day but last 5-10 km were too much it seems. Vinge and other GC guys dodged a bullet today with the help of their teams. Primoz didn't. i already have similar feelings to last year's first week but luckily for others Pog spent more energy today.