It never rains, but it pours.
One of the stories of the 2014 Tour de France will be the inclement weather in which much of it has been contested – ironically, the stages in Continental Europe rather than in Yorkshire.
A combination of heavy weather and a technical finish made for, well, heavy weather, for some of the riders.
The man to remain upright and clear, however, was Ramunas Navaradauskas, who completed a day of attacks from his Garmin-Sharp team.
Official UCI WorldTour photographer, Stefano Sirotti, braved the rain to bring you these stunning images.