I don't recall ever seeing as many crashes......They say they're Nervous because of the winds, weather????
I do know that after lots of mile, day after day you lose some "alertness" so maybe that is contributing to it.
Hopefully it will calm down a bit and we'll stop seeing as many riders strewn out everywhere on the ground..........Otherwise it might just be the last rider not to crash wins.
(Btw we had a fatality over the weekend in a race in the mountains when the racer crossed over the intersection in a downhill and went under an oncoming car........I have not heard what caused him to cross over into the oncoming lane but I suspect too much speed for a curve on a downhill)