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Wild photos: Riders hit by hail

There was action at the front of the field in the day, when the Critérium du Dauphinés 2. the stage was run.

But, contrary to custom on a hard mountain stage, there was also drama at the rear of the field.

For the weather in the target area by the Col de Porte beat the namely, so that the rear part of the field drove into the goal in a terrible torrential rain.

Rain, riders can usually rein, but the weather was so changeable, that, also in the periods fell the hail. Which several of the riders got to feel.

Among other things, Deceuninck-QuickSteps slider Tim Declercq, who beat up an image in his Instagram-story with a short accompanying text:

'As if the Dauphiné was not painful enough for the legs,' he wrote to the picture where his back is covered with red marks after the meeting with the haglene.

But he was not the one to be hit.

Also, the B&B Hotels-Vital Concept-the rider Maxime Chevalier came in infight with haglene:

'Maxime Chevalier attacked by a whole field of hail under 2. stage in the Dauphiné', tweetede the team.

That the weather really was crazy is illustrated, among other things, of this video, the team Direct Energie recorded in the target area:

the FDJ-sports director Philippe Mauduit, who in the past have been many years on the Team Saxo Bank under Bjarne Riis, had also caught the storm:

Riders can after the game healthy right through to Friday. 12.05 when the start to 3. stage goes. It sends riders 157 km from Corenc to Saint-Martin-de-Belleville.

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