Col de Vars - oooof! I have a new found respect for this now, had sort of ignored it in the build up as a little cat 1 but woooooah it's tough. Well played Mr mountain.
Col d'Izoard - my word - this took some casualties with it, people walking to the top from 14km out
last 2km were absolutely savage - i have no idea how the pros will race up that (yes drugs but still)
People collapsing left right and centre from col Vars onwards, at the last water stop I have never seen so many people dressed in lycra throwing up, was like a scene from a niche zombie movie
Lots of brits caught out by the heat.
I sprinted for the finish line but timed it wrong, chucked it in big ring and went for it with about 50metres to go but should have left it until 5 metres to go