Julian Dean Diary
2008 Tour de France - Stages 7 & 8: Battling.
was working out. The break had gone but it was only a few riders, I was fisted and struggling and it looked like it was going to be a sprint. It all came back together as the rain continued to come down in sheets as we headed into Toulouse. I still wasn't good and botched up the sprint. I just wasn't strong enough, after my day of suffering, to get to the front and get a good position. I just had nothing when I needed it. I could only pull in a 19th place. Gutted.
I'm frustrated as this is the first time that I've been able to come to the Tour with chances for myself and it seems that my form is shit and I can't get out of my own way. I'm certainly not as good as I've been here other years where I have been able to dominate the sprints when setting Thor up. I can only hope that it will get better. It's hard times mentally though for me right now. I have felt like giving up since the poor finish in today's stage...
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