Lance not only crashed, he crashed HARD. And this fall absolutely affected how he was able to perform the rest of the stage. As we said in our commentary, you don't get a jersey that looked like his without hitting the deck at 'speed', but to see it is to almost feel the scrapping as he slid out of frame.
It will be interesting to see how he recuperates, and what he can do in the remaining days. Stage win? Levi lieutenant? Millions of fans await the answer.