In Stage 01 Laurent Pichon (second from left) crashed on a seemingly innocuous stretch of road. After taking some time to get back on his bike, and receiving medical assistance from the Course Doctor regarding a bloody mouth and possible missing tooth, he finished the stage. Later that night he was taken to a hospital where he received stitches. FDJ DS Martial Gayant described the condition of his mouth as "very poor".1 Sunday morning he showed up to the start in kit and raced. He is still in the race.