A bunch sprint decided about the outcome of the second stage of the Tour of Spain between ’s Hertogenbosch and Utrecht. Even though the breakaway was always within reach, nervousness caused several crashes in the final race hour.
Unfortunately Gerben Thijssen was involved in one of those crashes. He hit the deck in the final 500 meter and couldn’t defend his chances in the sprint. The sprinter of team Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux could cross the line, just like the rest of the team.