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Location: NE Scotland

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I have always ridden a road bike, from a 5 speed Raleigh in my early teens to today's 22 speed carbon Dream machine. Never raced, member of Ythan CC. Former competitive surfer, once finished =33rd in the European Championships. Have been a big fan of pro cycling since Channel 4 started broadcasting TdF highlights back in the Roche, Fignon, Delgado days.

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  1. Perfection

    The fifth Cogal to be held in Scotland will tackle what is considered to be the UK’s toughest road climb, the famed Bealach Na Ba (Pass of the Cattle) Wester Ross. Rising from sea level to 626m in 10km, this jewel is the closest thing to a true Alpine pass that Britain has to offer. For anyone thinking that this is it, be advised that the total climbing for the 144km ride is 2770m and this is only on day 1. Day 2 will be shorter (70km)but being the Scottish Highlands will not be flat. Did I not mention that this is a weekend event? Hell yes!

    Lodgings are available in the Kinlochewe Hotel where pre ride espresso and post ride recovery beverages will be taken. The hardy will share the attached 12 bed bunkhouse whilst those who demand a greater degree of comfort can stay in the hotel itself. Tel 01445 730253 to book in.

    Join us UK based Velominati, for what will undoubtedly be a rugged classic.

    Route Day 1: http://www.strava.com/routes/98589 Day 2: To be decided over beer.

    VLVV

    JohnB

    Event Details

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    Date/Time
    Date - August 23, 2014 - August 24, 2014
    8:05 AM - 8:30 PM

    Location
    Kinlochewe Hotel

    Cogal Details
    Route Details

    Ride Classification

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. Hopefully it will be like the Giro but with better weather and like Le Tour but with less crashes. Or maybe like the Caledonian Cogal but with less sheep. VSP PICKS: 1. Froome Dog 2. Quintana 3. Fabs Aru 4. Andy Talansky 5. Uran Uran »

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  1. Perfection

    The fifth Cogal to be held in Scotland will tackle what is considered to be the UK’s toughest road climb, the famed Bealach Na Ba (Pass of the Cattle) Wester Ross. Rising from sea level to 626m in 10km, this jewel is the closest thing to a true Alpine pass that Britain has to offer. For anyone thinking that this is it, be advised that the total climbing for the 144km ride is 2770m and this is only on day 1. Day 2 will be shorter (70km)but being the Scottish Highlands will not be flat. Did I not mention that this is a weekend event? Hell yes!

    Lodgings are available in the Kinlochewe Hotel where pre ride espresso and post ride recovery beverages will be taken. The hardy will share the attached 12 bed bunkhouse whilst those who demand a greater degree of comfort can stay in the hotel itself. Tel 01445 730253 to book in.

    Join us UK based Velominati, for what will undoubtedly be a rugged classic.

    Route Day 1: http://www.strava.com/routes/98589 Day 2: To be decided over beer.

    VLVV

    JohnB

    Event Details

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    Date/Time
    Date - August 23, 2014 - August 24, 2014
    8:05 AM - 8:30 PM

    Location
    Kinlochewe Hotel

    Cogal Details
    Route Details

    Ride Classification

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Froome 2. Contador 3. Valverde 4. Van den Broek 5. Talansky »

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Pooley 2. Ferrand-Prevot 3. Guderzo 4. Vos 5. Abbott »

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  1. @VeloJello My VHM is also medically trained and for this I will be forever thankful. Just over a year ago I developed a hard painful saddle sore which refused to go away. After a couple of inspections (far above and beyond the call of duty) she pulled a 2… »

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  1. Wiggins  seems to be the popular choice and Froome Dog’s encounter with the tarmac today should have done his motivation no harm. »

  2. Wiggins  seems to be the popular choice and Froome Dog’s encounter with the tarmac today should have done his motivation no harm. VSP PICKS: 1. Sir Wiggins of Kilburn 2. Roman Emperor Kreuziger 3. Rui da king of Costa 4. Michael of Greenedge Albasini 5…. »

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  1. @Owen I hope things go better than ’98 when Le Tour started in Ireland. Chris Boardman (probably the only clean rider in the peloton) crashed out while wearing yellow and when “le tour du dopage” got back to France the Gendarmes were waiting. »

  2. A wee Italian for the win in honour of Marco Pantani, a bit like him in stature but hairier and hopefully a lot smarter than the Poe and coke fuelled Elephantino, a wee Columbian to finish second again, Cadel for the podium again, and the eastern european… »

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Jelly Vanendert 2. Malmerde 3. Fast Phil Gil 4. Froome Dog 5. Simon Gerro »

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  1. Rule #95! FFS, shirley you can give an exception for bike storage applications? »

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  1. Going with the usual suspects for the podium but throwing a couple of young guns into the mix. VSP PICKS: 1. Daniel Moreno 2. Alejandro Valverde 3. Phillipe Gilbert 4. Simon Yates 5. Matej Mohoric »

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Emma Pooley 2. Marianne Vos 3. Lizzie Armitstead 4. Lucinda Brand 5. Jolien D’Hoore »

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  1. 10 months since I ordered my sacred garments, imagine how fucking stoked I will be when they finally  arrive. They might turn up soon so I better get out and train more. »

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Ben Swift 2. Alejandro Valverde 3. Philippe Gilbert 4. Tom Jelte Slagter 5. Bauke Mollema »

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  1. @andrew @Beers Wiggo’s effort was even more disappointing since he was one of my picks and I finished the VSP in 196th and last place. I think it will sink in now for Sir Brad that if Terpstra could time trial to the finish then he might have done the s… »

  2. Sat down with the i pad to make my picks and switch on the TV. Flick thru the channels and find Kirk Douglas as Spartacus on ITV4! It’s a sign, how can I ignore the obvious choice? But I can’t see him winning, he’s the red hot favourite but will have the … »

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Lizzie Armitstead 2. Annemiek Van Vleuten 3. Emma Johansson 4. Jolien D’Hoore 5. Roxanne Knetemann »

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Peter Sagan 2. Niki Terpstra 3. Stijn Devolder 4. Jurgen Roelandts 5. Greg Van Avermaet »

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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  1. @Ron I wish GoPro would sponsor a race and have a camera on the bars of every rider.  Imagine the footage from the guys at the front end of the peloton in the last 10km of Gent Wevelgem. The rubbing of  wheels, elbows and heads at 40kph in full HD, the … »

  2. Revision 1.0 Cav is out and  Sagan has tasted victory and likes it. »

  3. Revision 1.0 VSP PICKS: 1. P Sagan 2. Faboo 3. Eddie Bos 4. Boonen 5. Degenkolb »

  4. Going with Cav again this week, for MSR he earned me my one and only point. VSP PICKS: 1. Cav 2. Degenkolb 3. P Sagan 4. Boonen 5. Faboo »

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  1. Hope the winner begins with an E. VSP PICKS: 1. Emma Pooley 2. Emma Johansson 3. Elisa Longo Borghini 4. Lizzie Armitstead 5. Annemiek Van Vleuten »