It's approaching noon. The peloton is about 4 hours away and this place is rocking. Covering the party and the stage live from here, the Dutch corner on turn 7.

Or or live after the fact phone is close to dead.

UPDATE: This was a bust. Backup battery out of power! I'll add some photos of the mayhem today. Video above — the Dutch just getting started. It's estimated 1 million people lined the ascent of L'Alpe d'Huez.