It's Alpe d'Huez day today. Two big mountains and then The Monster.
I have a buddy who used to be a coach driver. He once drove up the Alpe in his coach. "I've no idea how they cycle up it. There's so many hairpin bends my arms were aching long before I got to the top" he once said.
One of the true spectacles of any sport and it's live on ITV4 all day if you want to witness the agony in all of its glory.
It gets no rawer than this.