9.30 start from in front of the hotel on the shores of Lac Laussane. 6 groups of 10 riders with each group shepherded by two support riders. Cycling through Switzerland an amazing country with stunning scenery. 

First 20 miles were flat and then the killer long climb of Col du Pillon. An amazingly fast descent after that before another small climb and then the last 30 miles downhill to Thun. 

Quite shattered and it is time for bed after a few stretches and an early start tomorrow at 7.30 for the longest and toughest day in the mountain.

I am certainly overwhelmed by people sponsoring and following me. Your encouragement is very important. Tomorrow I hope that I will not be too shattered for another update. I shall leave you with a few pictures I took today.