Rain once again plagued the competitors of the Tour de France as slick roadways lead to several crashes and the eventual dropout of two-time champion Alberto Contador.
The riders also had to contend with a thick fog in the mountains that also impacted the pace of the race at times.
All this coming less than a week after rain in Belgium caused numerous crashes and the dropout of last year's champion Chris Froome.
Spain's Alberto Contador puts on a new shoe after crashing prior to abandoning race during the 10th stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 161.5 kilometers (100.4 miles) with start in Mulhouse and finish in La Planche des Belles Filles, France, Monday, July 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
Only 10 stages into this year's Tour de France, two of the top competitors have dropped out after crashed that were at least partially caused by wet roadways.
Following the brutal conditions on Monday, the competitors encounter the first rest day of the tour on Tuesday before resuming the race on Wednesday.
Wednesday's stage, taking place in eastern France, will range in elevations from 222 meters to a peak of 998 meters between Besancon and Oyonnax.
There is good news for the competitors that have dealt with harsh conditions on several occasions, as dry weather is expected with sunny to partly cloudy skies.
A recent lack of rain across India will be replaced by a surge of moisture next week which will keep fueling the monsoon into October.
The United Kingdom could experience impacts from at least one of the current tropical systems in the Atlantic Ocean.
A recent flurry of tropical activity in the West Pacific has resulted in three landfalling tropical cyclones in Japan since Aug. 15.
Japan will be under the threat of three tropical cyclones over the next several days as an explosion of development has taken place in the West Pacific.
Tropical Storm Mirinae and Typhoon Nida have impacted the West Pacific in the past week and several more cyclones are possible in the next 10 days.
Tropical Storm Mirinae will impact China and Vietnam while another threat could impact the Philippines by this weekend.