What troubles me about the Wiggins TUE, is from my limited knowledge of the episode (so i may be wrong, I admit), he took a very powerful performance enhancing drug to treat his asthma. This drug is very rarely used to treat asthma, but it is used sometimes. To me, this smells of, we are within the rules so it's ok. Really, really. My view is they used the technicalities of the rules to get an advantage. Also, i am sure you can kind a doctor to prescribe and state you need the drug if you are a person of their stature. I'm sorry, it stinks and devalues the win.
I've got some Ultegra 6800 wheels. Nice wheels, but i am no faster on them than the RS21 wheels they replaced (saved about 200-250g in weight). If i could go back in time, i'd go for some Fulcrum Racing Quatro's. Only 85g heavier than the Ultegra's, but with a 35mm rim depth and 17c internal rim width, i reckon these would be faster. Can get for £190 too.
I thought it was a great event. Bike course worked really well and compared to other courses i have done, pretty good surfaces on the whole. Few sections were a bit rough. Managed to extract the elevation gain and i have it at 1148 metres and my gps tends to under play it (had Outlaw course at 820m and they say about 935m).