Velominati Super Prestige: Mens Amstel Gold Race 2017

I spent my formative years growing up in the United States, hearing from all my Dutch and German relatives how crap American beer is and how fantastic Dutch and German brews are, respectively. By the time I started drinking it myself, the micro brew scene in the US had flourished and was giving the European beer icons swirlies in the locker room toilet.

Imagine my surprise when I discovered that Amstel Gold – a beer I assumed to be as prestigious as the race it sponsors – was every bit as shit as Miller or Budweiser. Nevertheless, the advertisers do get their way because anytime I’m in a Dutch bar where none of the beers available sound appealing, I’ll always default to this particular brand of piss.

Be that as it may, I love the fact that they’ve sponsored a race for so many years, and I love the fact that they’ve been doing a women’s edition for ages as well. And don’t be fooled by this racing being in the reputedly flat Netherlands; this particular province is very bumpy parcours and if you can’t get yourself over hills very well, you won’t feature very high on the results list.

Ponder the start list, get your picks in by the time the countdown timer goes to zero and good luck!
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77 Replies to “Velominati Super Prestige: Mens Amstel Gold Race 2017”

  1. I resisted Valverde all last season and paid for it so I’ll put him in this season……with my form on picks I expect an email from him asking me to remove him!

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Gilbert
    2. Valverde
    3. Kwiatkowski
    4. GVA
    5. Colbrelli
  2. VSP PICKS:

    1. Alejandro Valverde
    2. Philippe Gilbert
    3. Greg van Avermaet
    4. Sonny Colbrelli
    5. Michael Matthews
  3. Another thing that can make piss beer taste better: you win a six pack of it in a sprint prime

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Valverde
    2. Gilbert
    3. Kwiatkowski
    4. Matthews
    5. Gasparotto
  4. I mean, they’re terrible picks, but hey, logical picks haven’t produced any winning results.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Uran
    2. Coquard
    3. Bardet
    4. Boom
    5. Van Avermaet
  5. Hey guys – we had some technical difficulties with the website and if you entered the competition after 5am today, you will need to re-enter your picks.

    Sorry!

  6. @frank

    Hey guys – we had some technical difficulties with the website and if you entered the competition after 5am today, you will need to re-enter your picks.

    Sorry!

    Hey Frank – that other problem still exists that you don’t see the general thread on any of the topics so you can’t post new threads.

  7. There’s about 25 riders who could plausibly win this – also it may rain

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Michael Matthews
    2. Giblets
    3. Sonny Colbrelli
    4. Malmerde
    5. Michal Kwiatkowski
  8. Amstel Gold picks

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Gilbert, Phillipe
    2. Valverde, Alejandro
    3. Kwiatkowski, Michal
    4. Van Avaermet, Greg
    5. Wellens, Tim
  9. the new finish leaves this open for the fastest guys. We will probably be able to throw a blanket over the top 10

    at the line.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Matthews
    2. GvA
    3. Gerrans
    4. Gilbert
    5. Colbrelli

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