TBF the rain and wind brought a chill factor. Alaphillipe, Roglic and Chaves were just a few of the riders shown shivering after stopping, while LL Sanchez had to be helped off his bike.I dont think I've ever seen bodies shut down or underperform so suddenly as that with van der Poel and Trentin. It's not like it was even particularly cold in the UK today. Given that some of the most prestigious road racing events take place in the often searing heat of Spain and France I dont think anyone can have a legitimate complaint. We'll just have to get used to relatively unusual weather events impacting on the sport.
The only rider who looked truly prepared for the conditions was Fuglsang, showed by his freshness at the end.