Survival is the main objective. There are going to be some awful days, I know that from my background in the sport.
Everything that's going on within the peloton - there's about ten different races going on. There is also a survival element to it - I love the fact that it's so epic. You crash on a bike, the first thing you do is try and get back up on it. No whinging!
I like my hands. Which is lucky as I have to spend all day looking at them on the handlebars.
Cycling is based so much on form, on aesthetics, on class - the way you carry yourself on the bike, the sort of technique you have.