11.00pm - Geoff was obviously disappointed today but he received plenty of encouragement from home.

10.32pm - After a truly epic day in the saddle Hayden somehow managed to summon the energy to write a blog HERE and upload his Strava below.

8.54pm - This message of support from Lizzie Dean was sent to the team just before one of their descents today. Inspirational.

8.52pm - For the good of the team Geoff has decided to jump off the bike. As Matt says below, this stage is beyond gruelling, to get this far is remarkable in itself.

5.50pm - One thing is for certain, the team would be finding it far harder to climb these mountains without the energy bars and gels provided by our amazing sponsor Fuel-It, check them out!

5.39pm - Amazing scenery. Imagine cycling up these however...

5.11pm - Race director Paul Morton broadcast live a few minutes ago from the top of 1 of the 3 mountains on today's stage. They have climbed so high it is snowing!! 

3.08pm - Some great support from well-known sporting names today.

3.05pm - As predicted, this stage is proving to be so, so difficult for the team. The videos on Twitter emphasise how gruelling these climbs are.

6.00am - Stage 16. The start of the the Dolomites. 222km of huge climbing - this will be the teams' greatest challenge so far.