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We are the Keepers of the Cog. In so being, we also maintain the sacred text wherein lie the simple truths of cycling etiquette known as The Rules. It is in our trust to maintain and endorse this list.The Rules lie at the beginning of The Path to La Vie Velominatus, not at the end; learning to balance them against one another and to welcome them...

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  1. Normally a team car would rather comply with Rule #25- when you’ve got a workhorse Skoda with nine pro bikes on the top there’s no contest. Trust Sky to muck things up. With style Even a pair of Bolides doesn’t come close to the cost of that thing. »

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  1. I’d like to claim my day of “secure” zone infiltration and then drinking in the park is comparable to @harminator’s recce ride, but really, hats off to him. »

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  1. Lotto Belisol are very obviously riffing on the classic Flandria jerseys and bikes this year. They really rather need to start matching it with hardman results. »

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  1. Oh, and if you MUST get a selfie with a rider do it when then’re not riding, yeah? Thank’s Matt Busche! (Cap is a Stage 3 special Edition from This Is Cambridge cycling caps, top is Cambridge Cycling Club- we were encouraged to make sure our colours … »

  2. Went to the start today in Cambridge, as I live there. Decided my lack of a wristband wouldn’t stop me getting to the Trek bus- I had a copy of our staff magazine to get to Matthew Busche as he was on the front of it. We make Trek’s carbon and resin. Anyw… »

  3. Kimmage has had a sit down with Froome (and Cound, because she doesn’t trust him to speak to the press on his own?). That’s what he called Contador, Who am I to argue? he still goes in, as unless he’s busted he’s going to do well. VSP PICKS: 1. Froooooo… »

We are the Keepers of the Cog. In so being, we also maintain the sacred text wherein lie the simple truths of cycling etiquette known as The Rules. It is in our trust to maintain and endorse this list.The Rules lie at the beginning of The Path to La Vie Velominatus, not at the end; learning to balance them against one another and to welcome them...

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  1. Getting away from the childishness, for those of you that don’t get Rouleur, they’ve handily posted Millar’s entire column on the website: http://rouleur.cc/journal/racing/hair-bare-bunch »

  2. Regarding Rule #50, the latest Rouleur magazine sees Robert Millar pontificating on facial hair, in particular the current outbreak of full beards. He claims the “no shaving on the morning of a race” concept originates with Sean Kelly, and that in the 80s… »

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  1. Not that it affects VSP, but the Giant German has headed for the beach much earlier than expected, claiming a fever. Pfft. Cipollini at least waited till the road headed upwards by more than 0.5% »

  2. I am (as I have done) comfortable with swapping for crashes. Especially this early. »

  3. Lets curse another Irishman! VSP PICKS (1st Rest Day Swaps): 1. Nico Roche 2. Good Cadel 3. Quintana 4. D. Pozzovivo 5. R. Uran Uran Uran Uran »

  4. Really need to get this aero rain jackets thing sorted. All-black makes watching hard »

  5. Nothing much happening at the moment, other than normal weather. »

  6. @frank Going to have to call you on this assertion. Dan grew up in Birmingham, in England, UK, and rides for Ireland. Today was in Belfast. Which is in Northern Ireland, UK*. I wouldn’t be surprised if he’d never ridden in Belfast before this week. *… »

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  8. From the replays, it looked like Martin clipped a manhole cover, going down and wiping out three of his team mates over the top of him. The guy needs to catch a break. Not break a collarbone :( »

  9. Martin down, not getting back on the bike it seems :( »

  10. OH PISS »

  11. VSP PICKS: 1. Dan Martin #pandapower 2. Good Cadel 3. Quintana 4. D. Pozzovivo 5. R. Uran Uran Uran Uran »

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  1. Is it bad that on seeing the picture, and reading the Second V, I thought of the off road antics of COTOH? »

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Dan Martin #pandapower 2. Gerrans 3. Nibbles 4. Froome 5. Valverde »

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Kwiatkowski 2. Gilbert 3. Voeckler 4. Kreuziger 5. Van Avermaet »

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  1. If Spartacus doesn’t win, he won’t be in the top 5. I reckon. So here we go. VSP PICKS: 1. Phinney 2. Vanmarcke 3. Boonen 4. Thomas 5. Degenkolb »

We are the Keepers of the Cog. In so being, we also maintain the sacred text wherein lie the simple truths of cycling etiquette known as The Rules. It is in our trust to maintain and endorse this list.The Rules lie at the beginning of The Path to La Vie Velominatus, not at the end; learning to balance them against one another and to welcome them...

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  1. I hear tale Rule #12 got referenced on BBC Radio 4′s “Today” programme (Breakfast news for politics geeks) this morning, presumably something to do with Brailsford. »

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  1. After years of flat riding here in the fens, I finally climbed a mountain last week. Teide caldera rim (Tenerife), 2200m of nothing but up from sea level, averaging over 6%. I think I may have caught a bug. Despite being far Too Fat To Climb. Dear merckx… »