Remember how visa problems stopped Zakayo from participating in the Empire State Run-up? Or the airport fiasco that kept him from riding in the Tour of Egat? Well. As Nick likes to say, all that’s bullshit and behind us now. Because now, now, we’re all headed for the Alpe d’ Huez in August.

Zakayo’s French visa came through yesterday. 20 days. He’s allowed 20 days in France. 20 days to show the world what he can do. He’s psyched. We’re over the moon. It’s all a little surreal.