Out in the breakaway of the Vuelta a España, riding at around 50kmph, just the two of you trying to hold off some of the world's greatest cyclists.
You're probably on your limit, dreading the thought of having to climb to the finish over a steep mountain. But if you're Tobias Ludvigsson (FDJ), none of that matters, because there's always time to pull off some gnarly tricks.
The Swede was riding alongside Spaniard Marc Soler in the break on stage nine, holding off the peloton by around 30 seconds with over 10km to go on the stage, which finished atop Cumbre del Sol.
If that wasn't impressive enough, Luvigsson found time to pull of an impressive whip as they rode over one of the many speed bumps in the area.
Where he found the energy to pull that off, we'll never know, but we enjoyed it all the same.
If Chris Froome's late attack to take victory on the stage was the outstanding moment of the day, this was surely a close second.
Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.
An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).
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