We sat watching Liege Bastogne Liege on Sunday as transfixed as the next person.
The regular blizzard conditions made this one of the most photogenic editions of a classic in recent years.
It will not have been pleasant on any level for the riders. Getting warm on the climbs with all their Gabba style gear on, before freezing on the descents as the cold bit.
It was epic and a story of sporting survival as much as competition.
We would like to thank the riders for cycling on through it and not trying to invoke the foul weather protocol.
It made the race memorable in a spring where all the classics have been so.