you can really see how sketchy the handling got by how gingerly he takes that corner (>90*).
if the skies had to open up during the race, that was probably the best possible time. m45-49 were 10' behind us and would have been hit early on in the decisive climb.
if it happened 1h earlier, we'd probably have had 80+ riders from my field facing hypothermia.
my family couldn't believe the size of the welts i had from that hail when i returned home yesterday.