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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...

@LA Dave's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Nairo 2. Rigoberto 3. Chriso (Froome) 4. Alberto 5. Fabio »

@LA Dave's posts:

  1. I thought I was playing it safe by picking Froome/Berto first and second at the start…until they both decided to play pick up sticks with their appendages. So now it’s time to throw caution to the wind and see if I can’t make myself relevant in this yea… »

  2. @Shaun Kelly +1 »

  3. Seeing Froomey sitting in that back seat with the window fogging up and a frenzied photographer shuttering away on the other side of the open door was heartbreaking, but it was also arguably the best possible example of the fragile beauty that this fine r… »

  4. Insurance against a Delgado. VSP PICKS: 1. ChrisTUEpher Froome 2. Clenbutador 3. The Shark Nibbles 4. Rui Alberto Faria da Costa 5. Talansky from Miamsky »

@LA Dave's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Le Cannibelle (Vos) 2. Heeeeeyyy Aaaaabbot!!! 3. E.L. Borghini 4. Evie would go. 5. Gooderzo »

@LA Dave's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Rui 2. Beaker 3. Bauke 4. Pozzovivo 5. Kreuziger »

@LA Dave's posts:

  1. Quite an excellent post Brett, thank you. As one who is nearing the half century mark myself, and having spent much of my riding life on the dirt, I’ve found that the juxtaposition of road, cross and mountain bikes has resulted in bit of a symbiotic rela… »

@LA Dave's posts:

  1. I feel it’s Nairo’s time to stand on the top step. I think Purito will give him a push and I’d love to see UU stay consistent for the whole 3 weeks, but I think the Monte Grappa will set up perfectly for Quintana to put his stamp on the race. I’m also thr… »

@LA Dave's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Philbert 2. Moreno 3. Ulissi 4. Kwiatkowski 5. Valdirty »

@LA Dave's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Murianne Vos 2. Emma Jo 3. Van Dijk 4. Evie Stevens 5. Emma Poo »

@LA Dave's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Philbert 2. Moreno 3. Kwiatkowski 4. Valdirty 5. JRod »

@LA Dave's posts:

  1. Whoops, didn’t pay enough attention to realize picks now closed at midnight. Just call me LA Delgado. Oh well, here are my picks just for fun: 1-Kwiatkowski, 2-Philbert, 3-JRod, 4-Valdirty, 5-Betancur. »

  2. Watching Kwiatkowski ride away from Sagan with such ease back in the Strade Bianche got me to thinking about his chances in the Ardennes. Since then I’ve only seen him get stronger…hopefully he keeps it up tomorrow, I could really use the points. »

@LA Dave's posts:

  1. What a race. My VSP was pretty much destroyed, but couldn’t care less. Congrats to Terpstra. »

  2. cannot wait until 4:15 am PST… VSP PICKS: 1. BooBoo Boonen 2. Cancellartacus 3. There’s something about Sagan 4. Steeebar 5. Vanthemanmarcke »

@LA Dave's posts:

  1. Unfreakingbelievable!!! Faboo is an absolute beast! »

  2. Not feeling great about any of this. All I know is I thought Tom looked comfortable on the ‘bergs last week despite the hand injury. I think he fends off Sagan’s ascension to the top classics rider position for a little longer and I’ve got Fabs as my favo… »

  3. @G’phant Thanks for the tip, I’ll try this as well. Couldn’t hurt…well, I guess it could. »

@LA Dave's posts:

  1. I beliEvie. VSP PICKS: 1. Evie Stevens 2. Emma Jo 3. Longo_Borghini 4. Van Dijk 5. Armstead »

The Kemmelberg is a brute. In my opinion, its the hardest of the cobbled climbs in the Spring Classics; it has a high speed tarmac approach that saps the guns of their snap. The transition from tarmac to cobbles is awful, the stones are very badly laid throughout and if you don’t hit it just right, you’ll come to a standstill. The cobbl...

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@LA Dave's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Vos 2. Evie Stevens 3. Borghini 4. Emma Jo 5. Emma Poo »

The Kemmelberg is a brute. In my opinion, its the hardest of the cobbled climbs in the Spring Classics; it has a high speed tarmac approach that saps the guns of their snap. The transition from tarmac to cobbles is awful, the stones are very badly laid throughout and if you don’t hit it just right, you’ll come to a standstill. The cobbl...

@LA Dave's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Sagan 2. Kristoff 3. Boonen 4. Degenkolb 5. Paolini »

Het Volk (it will always be Het Volk to me) and now the Strade Bianche may well mark the sentimental beginning to the season, but those are specialized, pre-season races that appeal mostly to riders who are preparing for bigger objectives later in the year, such as the Cobbled or Ardennes Classics. Same goes for Tirreno Adriatico and Paris-Nice; t...

@LA Dave's posts:

  1. Two Italians on the podium? It could happen…. right? My reach is that Nibali and Pipo Pozzato make the home crowds lose their minds  by whipping up a Stanny sandwich on the blocks. Fab and Pete fill out my card. Can’t wait. Thanks as always to the Kee… »

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  1. @frank +1! »