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Love him or otherwise, Millar is turning into a fantastic writer. His blog entry today rivals anything from Samuel Abt or Paul Kimmage. When you read it, you can actually feel your gut clenching as he fights his way back up to the main field after a terrifying split in the peloton.

And to think that he wrote this after one of the most emotional ITT's of his career. Just brilliant stuff.

http://www.slipstreamsports.com/2008/07/09/looking-after-our-yellow-numbers
 

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everyone who has raced knows that feeling. in fact I wrote a post on this forum yesterday about slipping off the back and not a da** thing I could do about it. if you don't know that feeling you either don't race or need to Cat-up. David's post really captured the feeling well.
 

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That was cool, thanks. Very well written and a great insight into the peloton.

I really like the part where he can't close the last few meters of the gap. I've been there many many times, just not at the pace they're riding. Why are the last 50 or so feet of gap always the hardest to close? "I can do it, I can do it, I'm making up ground, uh oh the gap is holding steady, oh crap I'm screwed, adios"

Slipstream is really growing on me. I've been a Magnus fan for a long time. Frischkorn's ride in the breakaway was sweet and his stuff on velonews is really cool - especially http://tinyurl.com/5q9ygv
 
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