So the real debate was this, would it be 1 Tourmalet or 2. I wanted to do both sides, but couldn't get a quorum, so we just did the west. This is reputed to be the more difficult, but as the only climb of the day, It wasn't too intimidating. My goal was to summit in less than 90 minutes for the 1408m of ascent. Basically 50vertical feet per minute Juan and I made it with 1 minute to spare, and didn't hurt ourselves in the effort.