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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...

@dancollins's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Vos 2. Longo Borgini 3. Johansson 4. Amialiusik 5. Van der Breggen »

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. VSP PICKS: 1. Quintana 2. Froome 3. Uran 4. J. Rodriguez 5. Aru »

Jens Voigt is set to retire as we speak, having one final crack at a long break in some race in the Cycling backwater of the USA. Is it fair or fitting that he should go out like this, slipping out the back door with little fanfare, while others have been doing a farewell tour of all the big races, replete with fancy commemorative shoes and a son...

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  1. I prefer being naïve. Of course everyone has a right to his/her opinion, but to denigrate Jensie’s career and character simply based on the fact that part of his career overlapped the time when most of them were doping isn’t fair in my mind. I wouldn’t ex… »

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. @frank very nice! »

  2. Frank: Am I ever going to receive the apron for winning last year’s VSP or did you decide to frame it and hang it in the VSP Hall of Fame? My wife was looking forward to seeing me in an apron. On the other hand, she is a good sport so maybe I could get he… »

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. Peter Sagan 2. Van Avermaet 3. Meersman 4. Valverde 5. Roche »

It has been many years (25!) since professional female cyclists have raced on the cobbles of the Champs Elysées. While running the Giro Donne concurrently with the Tour de France makes no sense to me, this Sunday’s women’s race does make sense. It should be the model for a Women’s Tour de France: the route, infrastructure, roadsi...

@dancollins's posts:

  1. @frank Universal Sports 4:30 Pacific time »

  2. VSP PICKS: 1. Vos, Marianne 2. Armistead, Lizzie 3. Wild, Kirsten 4. Bronzini, Georgia 5. Johannson, Emma »

@dancollins's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS (1st Rest Day Swaps): 1. Nibali 2. Porte 3. Valverde 4. Van den Broeck 5. Teejay Van Garderen »

  2. VSP PICKS: 1. Froome 2. Contador 3. Valverde 4. Van den Broeck 5. Nibali »

@dancollins's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Mara Abott 2. Marianne Vos 3. Alena Amialiusik 4. Emma Johansson 5. Emma Pooley »

@dancollins's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Wiggins 2. Mollema 3. Costa 4. Kreuzinger 5. Rohan Dennis »

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. @wiscot I agree that Contador looked like he couldn’t go around Froome. It makes no sense that he wouldn’t have gone for the bonus points if he could. I also think the concern for Porte might be  unwarranted. He was right with Froome until about 5K (?) to… »

@dancollins's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. J. Rodriguez 2. Quintana 3. C. Evans 4. R. Uran 5. Pozzovivo »

@dancollins's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Valverde 2. Nibali 3. Martin, Dan 4. Rodriguez 5. Costa »

@dancollins's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Gilbert 2. Kwiatkowski 3. Moreno 4. Valverde 5. Mollema »

@dancollins's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Borghini 2. van der Breggen 3. Amialiusik 4. Johannson 5. Vos »

@dancollins's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Valverde 2. Kwiatkowski 3. Ulissi 4. Gerrans 5. Gilbert »

@dancollins's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Cancellara 2. Van Marcke 3. Kristoff 4. Van Avermaet 5. Boonen »

@dancollins's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Emma Johansson 2. Elizabeth Armitstead 3. Elisa Longo Borgini 4. Ellen Van Dijk 5. Anna Van der Breggen »

@dancollins's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Cancellara 2. Sagan 3. Vanmarcke 4. Boonen 5. Terpstra »

@dancollins's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Emma Johansson 2. Anna Van Der Breggen 3. Ellen Van Dijk 4. Elisa Longo Borghini 5. Elizabeth Armitstead »

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...

@dancollins's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Peter Sagan 2. Alexander Kristoff 3. Borut Bozic 4. Zdenek Stybar 5. Sep Vanmarcke »

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...

@dancollins's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Peter Sagan 2. John Degenkolb 3. Alexander Kristoff 4. Sacha Modolo 5. Michael Mathews »

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...

@dancollins's posts:

  1. Hey Frank, Brett, Gianni: I suspect you guys are over-whelmed with the popularity of this site, the book and all the other good works you do. The Super Prestige doesn’t look like it is at the top of the list of things to do. Many of us really enjoy the ga… »