Patrick's camera went wandering again, crossing briefly into the Netherlands for a lovely afternoon on the Gulperberg.
The Gulperberg is so steep...
How steep is it?
It's so steep that... oh, never mind.
Early peloton in action:
Man of the Match.
Rui Costa in the mix:
It was a day for big bunches.
Matej Mohoric leads the pack on the descent:
But nobody was getting away from the masses.
Plenty of conspicuous characters: Valverde, ten Dam, that guy in rainbow...
For some reason Patrick keeps taking pictures of random tourists.
OK, back to the action. Here was perhaps the main action of the day, prior to the final 10 minutes: Joaquim Rodriguez chasing back in futility after a crash.
These guys weren't waiting up.
All for now. See you tomorrow!
All photos by Patrick Verhoest for the Podium Cafe.