Team Garmin-Transitions fared among the worst in the crashes of stage 2, with Christian Vande Velde, Tyler Farrar and Julian Dean on their way to the hospital for evaluation.
Statement from Team Garmin-Transitions:
Today was a massively rough day for the peloton and especially our team. Weather and roads obviously played a huge factor.
We had five riders crash, including Julian Dean, Tyler Farrar and Christian Vande Velde. All three are en-route to a local hospital where they will be evaluated. David Millar and Robbie Hunter also crashed. They are being evaluated by team medical staff.
David Zabriskie, Johan Van Summeren, Martijn Maaskant and Ryder Hesjedal remained upright. All riders on the team finished the race which demonstrates both courage and commitment.
Tomorrow is a new day and we will update when we have further information.
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