I'd love to see more journals like this from Will Frischkorn (Team Slipstream), and maybe they only come from the young guys who are relatively new to the toughness of the european peleton. The seasoned pro is already immune to it and for him it's just the price of doing business.
He paints quite a picture and I have to say I've felt the same way in some races I've done. I've never wiped anyone else in an effort to move up, but I've sure climbed over people who were already down in order to keep or advance my place. Sometimes you gotta get dirty.