Julian Dean Diary

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10/2/2005| 0 comments
by Julian Dean
Julian Dean - Team Credit Agricole sprinter. Photo copyright Roadcycling.com
Julian Dean - Team Credit Agricole sprinter. Photo copyright Roadcycling.com

Julian Dean Diary

Worlds 2005 - Part one of a two part story.


and lead-out guys, was fast bearing down on us from behind.


Finally, after numerous pulls at the front, I cracked on the final 200m smack when Bettini attacked again. I tried to follow but I could hardly turn the pedals. The climb was short - only 250m or so - but I was giving it everything I had. I was in a World of hurt and could do nothing as I tied up trying to follow. I came back a little at the top and thought that I was going to get back on so I tried an extra bit but it wasn?t enough.

 


On the small downhill that followed, I gapped off even further and I began to swing in ?no man?s land?.


On the false flat up to the leaning towers at the top of the start/finish straight, I was in the worst place possible. I was off the back of the break away, I could see Vino off the front solo and I could sense the peloton coming from behind. I just didn?t know what to do. Should I wait for the peloton or keep going to try and catch the group from which I had been dropped, hoping that they would at some point ease a little which would allow me to get back on...


To be continued....

 

Julz

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