Julian Dean Diary
Tour of Luxembourg.
of the city which is pretty lumpy. I was feeling very good toward the end of the stage although suffering a fair amount on the final three laps. I had hoped that I might be able to finish in the front group but after making a good effort, I couldn't hold on over the last climb of the last lap. I think that it was better that I didn't fight too much anyway. I was feeling a little tension in the sensitive areas that have plagued me of late and since I have Tour of Swiss next week, I felt it was way more important to save myself.
I'm not sure how I am in general. I seem to be good one day and bad the next. For me, the condition is good enough now to be ready in time for the Tour de France. I am still a little nervous about my knee and after the final stage it has been giving me some grief, although not the same sensations as before. I think it's more to do with going through the adaptation process again. Just the process of the body getting used to time and effort on the bike again. Getting through this is the most important thing for me right now. The rest, I know, will fall into place. I'm at the point of reaching my peaking cycle and if I can continue to be injury free, I'll be away. Just gotta hope the niggles I have are only those that come with the territory of returning to racing.
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