Arenberg Porte Du Hainaut: Defending Tour de France champion Chris Froome suffered his second crash in two days when he fell in driving rain during the fifth stage on Wednesday.
The Briton suffered a wrist injury and bruises to his left side in a fall on Tuesday but was cleared to start Wednesday`s 152.5-km stage which features several treacherous cobbled sectors.
Froome fell onto his right side before being helped back into the main bunch by his Sky team mates.
He also crashed last month on the Criterium du Dauphine.
Organisers announced before the start that two of the nine cobbled sectors had been removed from the stage because of the bad weather conditions.