Right, decision time. Day 6 has not gone well – technicals, hills, heat and legs that just won’t push. Five hours in and I’ve not even hit 100k.

Doing the numbers, there is no way I’m going to get to brest via the last two remaining mountain checkpoints.

So the plan is to get across the border to Croatia and then scratch. And then try to get home, bike in tow.

Narrator: He scratched in Debrc, Serbia and rode back to Belgrade.