The reality of it.

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Did you get up early as see stage 2 of Paris-Nice? The peleton was split and shattered in the wind and some of the big guns put on a truly impressive display of tactical riding in cross winds. 

Most impressive was Bradley Wiggins. In my mind I look just like him when hitting out hard on the road bike: dead flat back, calm upper body, stable hips and churning legs almost tearing the cranks off the bottom bracket spindle.

But I think I look more like this:

The one on the left, of course.

And speaking of tearing the cranks off... did you see Cancellara at Strade Bianche a few days ago? That wasn't quite the insane display of power that he put on when he did the Flanders/Roubaix double a couple of years ago, but it was close. That has to be a scary sight for his competitors!