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Velominatus: Erik

Order: Level 2 Velominatus

Location: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

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Attorney, creator (with my lovely Velominata) of The Completely Unauthorized Ohio University Coloring Book, Cat-6.

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I’m getting too old and cranky for all this race schedule changing. I know they already did this last year and presumably I had the same gripings then, but Lombardia is supposed to close out the season and I’m downright angry that Paris-Tours is closing out the books now; it only seems right that one of the most beautiful races should...

@Erik's posts:

  1. Does anyone else long for the days when you had to actually click through to get race results from cyclingnews?  I know that it is a better website than it used to be, but I could find out results by reading the live stream in order to pretend like I hadn… »

  2. VSP PICKS: 1. valverde 2. contador 3. rodriguez 4. phil gilbert 5. Kwiatkoski shows his stripes »

You can only spend so much time with the Schlecks before you start talking like them, and the fabulous Fabs seems to have crossed the threshold. I’ve heard more complaining from him this season than I have talk about pushing harder on the pedals or going steady up with more speed or going full gas like everyone else, but just doing it for ...

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  1. Miraculously Valverde clings to Cancellara’s wheel. Cancellara starts to whine (as he is liable to do lately), forgets to sprint from the drops, sprints from the hoods, and Valverde nips him at the line.  Selective bunch sprint immediately behind on their… »

All hail, the Worlds are upon us. The time trials should be events where all VSP participants can rack up some decent points. Remove team tactics, national team versus trade team allegiances, using this event to train for another event, bonking and hanging onto team cars from the equation. All one is left with are possible flat tire, possible mecha...

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Ellen Van Dijk 2. Evelyn Stevens 3. Linda Melanie Villumsen 4. Julie Leth 5. Alison Powers »

Did everyone got tired of seeing a nearly naked Marcel Kittel on the massage table for the Tour’s VSP page? I know I didn’t. Young Kennaugh will be sporting his British road race jersey and his proper shoe/sock pairing in this Vuelta. Get used to it. Ladies and gentleman we have a race. We have some Giro winners, we have some Tour...

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  1. I would expect Ryder to be doing better if he had a motorized bike.  Vaughters’s response is fantastic. http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/news/latest-news/fresh-motorised-doping-claims-ryder-hesjedals-bike-moves-134745 »

  2. Swap Evans for Sanchez. Hold true to the rest. »

  3. VSP PICKS (1st Rest Day Swaps): 1. Quintana 2. Contador 3. Rodriguez 4. Froome 5. Sammy Sanchez »

First run in 2002, the GP de Plouay-Bretagne is part of the women’s UCI World Cup series.  It’s 4.5 laps totaling 121km. As usual, there is little information or publicity for yet another women’s UCI race. Here is a start list. Here is the official French website. And yes, Ms. Vos won the last two editions. We regret the lack of...

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  1. Delgado. This is a terrible VSP season for me. »

Did everyone got tired of seeing a nearly naked Marcel Kittel on the massage table for the Tour’s VSP page? I know I didn’t. Young Kennaugh will be sporting his British road race jersey and his proper shoe/sock pairing in this Vuelta. Get used to it. Ladies and gentleman we have a race. We have some Giro winners, we have some Tour...

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  1. @Floridian Valverde over Quintana?  Huh.  This Movistar team is a great mystery to me.  I didn’t think Valverde had it in him to ride like that anymore. »

  2. So I re-read the article at the top of this tonight.  A query was posed… “How many people picked Chris Horner to win last year? Just a moment, I’ll query the VSP generator for archived results.” One person. Me. But it would take a miracle to save my V… »

  3. Too bad for Horner. VSP PICKS: 1. Quintana 2. Contador 3. Rodriguez 4. Froome 5. Evans »

The race of the funny hat.Every team seems to have included one or two riders fresh off the Tour. One would either feel ruined or unbeatable a week after that slug fest, more than likely, ruined. I imagine there are a few riders dodging calls from their directors this week. Continue reading...

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. tony gallopin 2. valverde 3. sagan 4. purito 5. stybar »

Attention all Velominati. The Tour VSP is going on line and it should be a good one. Sure, between Froomy and Bertie a person could hedge their bets but Moviestar is all in for Valverde, BMC for TeeJay, Astana for the Shark and Garmin is finally committing to a team leader in Talansky. Some other teams (ahem…Trek Factory Racing for one) have...

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  1. @ChrisO Based on his performance, Nibali would not be a bridesmaid to a Contador and a Froome. He took this race by the throat from day one.  He had time on both of them before they crashed out.  And he has been unstoppable since. »

  2. So, Horner finally attacks and Nibali goes with him?  Why?  Horner is not a threat.  You’ve got an ample cushion.  Nibali is fascinating.  This could doom Horner’s move because the other GC contenders will not want to let Nibs get up the road. Do you thi… »

  3. Delgado for the rest day.  Valverde better stay in second! »

  4. @velojello New favorite line. »

  5. @Mikael Liddy Does Porte have Low T?  It’s natural for testosterone levels to decline as men age, but sometimes low testosterone can cause symptoms ranging from low sex drive to depression. I will say no more. »

  6. Wow. Wow. Wow. Nibali.  I suppose I will slot him in on the rest day and leave Valverde where he is.  Meanhile, three DNFs in my top 5. Intriguing that Porte cracked.  What is Sky’s plan C? »

  7. Argh. Talansky is toast.  I forgot to do swaps yesterday.  I might as well call this a loss.  2 picks confirmed DNF. One showing that he is a baller but will likely be out.  A gamble on Horner and Valverde in the wrong spot. Not a shining VSP moment.  Bu… »

  8. Crazy, sure. But genius if I’m write. The only chance I have in this VSP is a do or die breakaway. VSP PICKS: 1. Chris Horner 2. Alejandro Valverde 3. Alberto Contador 4. Andrew Talansky 5. Chris Froome »

Jump to: Scoring Guidelines • Prizes • Schedule • ResultsThe Velominati Super Prestige is a season-long competition wherein readers will be submitting their predictions for the top five finishers of each qualifying race.  In order to qualify, your picks via the VSP Picks form above the posts section of the VSP Event article pertaining to the...

@Erik's posts:

  1. Tech troubles?  I can’t post anything in either Giro Rosa or TDF VSP.  Is it me?  I also see no posts. Help! »

Why are women’s races run concurrently with men’s races? I would get it if it was the women’s Tour de France, but I don’t get it when it is the women’s Giro in July. Since the Tour de Swiss there has been a lack of stage racing (in my TV watching schedule) and seemingly a perfect time to present a women’s stage r...

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Marianne Vos 2. Mara Abbot 3. Evelyn Stevens 4. Emma Pooley 5. Emma Johansson »

Jump to: Scoring Guidelines • Prizes • Schedule • ResultsThe Velominati Super Prestige is a season-long competition wherein readers will be submitting their predictions for the top five finishers of each qualifying race.  In order to qualify, your picks via the VSP Picks form above the posts section of the VSP Event article pertaining to the...

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  1. Horner for the win. Mark this date.  I said he’d win the Vuelta.  Mind you, I got the rest of the top 5 all wrong. http://velonews.competitor.com/2014/06/news/horner-line-race-tour-de-france_332642 »

The Tour de Suisse can be everyone’s warm-up for the Tour de France, including all you VSP dreamers. The big show seems to be the Critérium de Dauphanié this year, as far as Tour de France contenders go but the Tour de Suisse still has some big guns showing up. Twiggo is here, not for a Tour warm up, unless people are worried about Richie P...

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  1. This one could get very interesting.  There is an ITT which will suit Martin. But there are several days in the mountains around that.  Anyone know if Martin can hang for a day or two in the mountains? »

  2. More racing to distract me from the rest of this world. »

  • Wilkins is right about his role in his bike/car incidents. There’s 2 sides to the equation, always. As cyclists,...

  • One word, old mate … abridge!

    Fuck me that’s a long article. I really should read one someday around here.

  • @DeKerr

    Indeed, great story. What year was it published? I could not find the date. Mentions Pharmstrong’s...

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