Preview: Tour of Sufferlandria Day 6, 31st January: The breaking point? The Wretched + The Long Scream. 83 minutes.
There are days in Grand Tours where there is no place to hide. You are either going well or you aren't and either way, you're going to be found out. This is that day.
And what, exactly is it that is so hard about it? According to course director Grunter Von Agony, it's simple: "No rest. You get no rest. The race starts. You race like Sufferlandrian Wildebeast chased by Sufferlandrian Raptor chased by Sufferlandrian Minion with very large stick. With nails in it Wrapped in barbed wire. Then you finish. Or are finished. Minion still gets to beat you, though."
And he's right. With a stage that covers both The Wretched and The Long Scream, there are several reasons why this might just be the most difficult day of the entire Tour:
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