There will be no sprint finish today in the Tour - well, not a bunch move like yesterday’s dramatic finish in Harrogate.
Mark Cavendish paid for his push to win in the town where he grew up, and will take no further part in the 101st edition.
The man who later moved to the Isle of Man suffered damaged shoulder ligaments, but was unlikely to figure in Stage Two from York to Sheffield over 201k, not least because it carries nine categorised climbs - more than any other stage throughout the Tour.
"I knew last night," he miserably admitted, "and the pain was worse this morning."
There are five climbs in the last 57k and a murderous ascent of Tonkin Road just 5k from the finish.
Marcel Kittel starts in yellow after the German benefited from Cavendish’s fall. It’s unlikely he’ll be presented with a second jersey around 4.30pm at the expected finish.