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Married with no kids (out of choice), Cyclist (obviously!) social and sportives on and off road, Adaptive Ski Instructor. Home Base Surrey UK and also Crested Butte Colorado (Winters with Adaptive Sports Centre). Previously spent many years Offshore Yacht Racing. The boring bit is in IT / Telecomms - got to pay for the above somehow!

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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. Just got home from a night mtb ride and UK BBC4 are showing the 1976 Paris-Roubaix – A Sunday in Hell.  Looks like a late night then. »

When it comes to Rule Compliance, we have at our disposal three viable options. The first is to Obey the Rules. That one is pretty straight-forward because we wrote them down for you and also went to the great length of writing a book on the subject, partly as a public service to those suffering from insomnia. But The Rules are full of apparent...

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  1. @Ron     Glad it’s not just me @Chris   At least I’m  now not the last person to break a thread. »

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. @Buck Rogers How many groups did Thomas and Porte jump?  Just a shame they didn’t go for it one section earlier but they seemed to get through people OK on that last section. »

  2. @KW Whilst in no way do I claim any parity, but I found when riding the best equivalent I could find locally to Strade Bianche for the L’eroica Brit equivalent,that riding on the drops was far more comfortable that the hoods or tops.  For me it meant th… »

  3. @Geraint Thing is though if he is going to train for the Olympics track it’s not really compatible with the requirements for a stage race. »

  4. The thing that struck me most about what state Froome was in was that having got in the car he was unable to close the door himself.  He clearly wanted it closed to shut out the cameras but was unable to grip or pull it himself and had to ask for it to be… »

When it comes to Rule Compliance, we have at our disposal three viable options. The first is to Obey the Rules. That one is pretty straight-forward because we wrote them down for you and also went to the great length of writing a book on the subject, partly as a public service to those suffering from insomnia. But The Rules are full of apparent...

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  1. @Steampunk   Only if :- a) You have a couple of droids and more specifically b) you can persuade people that they are not the droids they are looking for. Otherwise I fear not (which is why I did “reply” and not “quote”…..) »

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. @LeoTea Well put, I’m with you there. »

When it comes to Rule Compliance, we have at our disposal three viable options. The first is to Obey the Rules. That one is pretty straight-forward because we wrote them down for you and also went to the great length of writing a book on the subject, partly as a public service to those suffering from insomnia. But The Rules are full of apparent...

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  1. @Triathlete There was nothing diet about his off season eating! »

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. @Chris Cruel, funny nonetheless. »

  2. @Ron P-R in the sunshine vs his track record in the rain…………hmmm.  Equal chance they could have been down to 7. »

  3. Well that should liven things up to be not-a-boring-tour.  Shame about Froome but hope Porte has a great run from here.  Didn’t see there how much he took out of Contador. »

  4. @justinevan88 Way more than 4, lost count.  Froome went down 3 times alone. »

The 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 race in question by the time the countdown clock goes to zero...

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  1. @dyalander Damn I keep my 100% record.  Sorry Froomey. »

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. @Buck Rogers So you won’t want an update? »

  2. @minion Because Wiggins is so good in the rain…………….oh…………………….. »

  3. If you want to check out the weather this is a good site  http://www.netweather.tv/index.cgi?action=radar;sess= That’s currently not just a passing shower or two. »

  4. hmmm apparently two sections cut from the route due to the amount of rain. »

  5. @VeloJello WFH for me and clear of conf calls (so far).  Don’t you think though that GT will be held back to help Froome/Porte rather than let loose.  The other scenario is a significant breakaway with the GC teams then having to work together to try t… »

  6. @wiscot Go for a significant time loss for all the climbers so that they have to really go for it in the mountains and not just one key stage to clean up and sit on the time for the last week or so. »

  7. Froome nothing broken >>>> Froome injured his wrist but is able to continue after an X-ray revealed he had no problems. He hit the deck just a few kilometers into Tuesday’s 163.5km stage four from Le Touquet to Lille. But Sky team manager Dave Brailsf… »

La Vie Velominatus. It is the life we, as Velominati, lead. It is life as a disciple of cycling, of the greater meaning the bike holds and the lessons it teaches us. Along the path, one of our great duties is the wholesale consumption of the great Works related to our sport. From periodicals to books to films, herin lies the list of works conside...

@Teocalli's posts:

  1. Just watched the Pantani film.  Sad and thought provoking.  Wasn’t sure how I would feel about it when I bought the DVD but very glad I did. »

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...

@Teocalli's posts:

  1. @Chris Shit I need to get a grip, sometime I do a little flip on the handlebars with all four fingers. »

  2. @wiscot ah!  would have helped if I’d watched the end of the presentations to see it was not the normal set up!  My comments still hold about us as what originate oop noorth.  Taken VMH and myself near 10 years to get used to hugging our ‘Merican friend… »

  3. @Chris   Fab! »