The opening team time-trial of the Vuelta a Espana has seen plenty crashes as the wet conditions and night approaching led to dangerous conditions. The first abandon of the race has already been marked: INEOS Grenadiers' Laurens de Plus.
In recent days the Belgian has talked about a motivated INEOS in search of vengeance after the Giro d'Italia. The Belgian crashed during the effort of the British team and looked hurt right away. He did not finish his effort, de Plus did not reach the finish line but is only one of the several riders who has carried wounds out of today.