Julian Dean Diary
2008 Tour de France - Stage 2: Down But Not Out.....
I crashed again today and quite frankly I am over it. Crashing, that is. I was just in the wrong place at the wrong time again, when a couple guys crashed in front of me and I went down on top of them.
At the moment I feel ok. I hurt my right quad a little and my tailbone feels a little sore too so I hope that it's not too much worse tomorrow as an injury there can cause problems.
It's times like these that cycling is at its hardest for me. Often feeling too hard. It has been a hard few months and I have just been waiting for the time when it all comes together. Always hoping that it would be here at the Tour. I've been fighting back for relentlessly and it always seems like I'm against the odds. It seems like my entire cycling career is going to be a 'Ground Hog Day'.
Anyway if there's one thing certain about the Tour, it's that things change very quickly. Tomorrow is another day and as I've done for the entirety of my career, I'll be back on the bike tomorrow to keep battling.
The good times have got to be ahead......
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