Cycling the Via Francigena 2019: Tricky bits

Planning a May June 2019 start and have a GPS track for the whole route using National cycle routes. I can see that there are certain bits (GSBP) that need care or walking. Not overly fond of the tunnel sections.

Are there other sections that need close consideration.
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Thanks for the update. I clocked the issue of the avalanche tunnels when checking on Street View so will walk that part. But appreciate the heads up on Lausanne as I came off when crossing some of the tracks in Bordeaux. Modern cities with integrated transport can sometimes be difficult to navigate.
The GSB pass often doesn't open until mid June due to snow, and you can't cycle through the GSB tunnel. I cycled Canterbury to Rome in June 2017, and made sure I timed it for the GSB pass to open. I fully agree that the avalanche tunnels make for challenging cycling. Make sure you have good rear lights!