Julian Dean Diary
Return to racing - Vuelta thoughts...
Return to racing - Up against it
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Well, once again I'm ready to roll. It has been three weeks since the Tour of Denmark and I've just completed my final block of training for the Tour of Spain. I'm now resting up getting ready to take the line for Saturday's start.
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It was a time which brought with it a lot of changes - both in the world and with me personally. Within the following days of 9/11, I would sign a new contract with a new team, CSC-Tiscali, in the hope of getting to bigger and better things. I carried ambitions to ride the Tour de France with my new team and bring myself up to the next level. Things looked good for me, despite the hurt that much of the world was feeling over the events of Sept 11. Unfortunately, things have not worked out so well since then and at the moment, although as a pro-cyclist I am physically in a better place, my future for me is a lot less certain.
I still, at this point, don't know what my plans are for next year nor do I have a slight hint as to what might be happening or where I might be going. I had hoped that by this time I would have things done, and given the points and results that I've had this year, I thought that signing a new contract would have been relatively straight forward. I have had my