Ok guys, this is my two stage catch up... honestly there isn't much to be said. This race is stinking hard and it can be mentally and physically traumatizing! I think the saying "if it doesn't kill you it'll make you stronger" is probably applicable here. Every stage is hard and sometimes makes you wonder if you're a little crazy to suffer so much! It has become progressively harder to wake up each morning, so I know my body is asking for mercy. The final stage is an individual tt tomorrow. I'm going to give it all I've got, but then I'm looking forward to a few days of recovery. I can be honest and say that I've had some good moments and some disappointing moments in this race, but I know that if I recover properly, I will have good gains in fitness for the Ardennes and ultimately California. Thanks for checking in again. Goodnight.