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teacher, cyclist, and cross country coach.

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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...

@ramenvelo's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS (1st Rest Day Swaps): 1. Contador 2. Quintana 3. Froome 4. Rigoberto Uran 5. Dani Moreno »

  2. VSP PICKS (1st Rest Day Swaps): 1. Contador 2. Quintana 3. J-Rod 4. Rigoberto Uran 5. Dani Moreno »

  3. VSP PICKS: 1. Nairo Quintana 2. Froome 3. J-Rod 4. Rigoberto Uran 5. Dani Moreno »

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. Sagan 2. Greg Van Avermaet 3. Simon Gerrans 4. Gallopin 5. Valverde »

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...

@ramenvelo's posts:

  1. Why the hell do I keep betting against Vos? »

  2. VSP PICKS: 1. Wild 2. Bronzini 3. Vos 4. Armistead 5. Hosking »

@ramenvelo's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS (1st Rest Day Swaps): 1. Nibali 2. Porte 3. Valverde 4. Pinot 5. Talansky »

@ramenvelo's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Mara Abbott 2. Vos 3. Emma Pooley 4. Emma Johansson 5. Claudia Lichtenberg »

  2. Heads up! Claudia Hausler got hitched and is now Lichtenberg. VSP PICKS: 1. Mara Abbot 2. Vos 3. Emma Pooley 4. Emma Johansson 5. Claudia Lichtenberg »

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  1. I liked Contador before his bust and I like him now. I hope he wipes Crash Froome’s plate clean. VSP PICKS: 1. Contador 2. Froome 3. Valverde 4. Nibali 5. Talansky »

@ramenvelo's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Mara Abbot 2. Vos 3. Pooley 4. Evelyn Stevens 5. Claudia Hausler »

@ramenvelo's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Wiggins 2. Kreuziger 3. Costa 4. Pinot 5. Mollema »

@ramenvelo's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Nairo Quintana 2. Cadel Evans 3. J-Rod 4. Rigoberto Uran 5. Domenico Pozzovivo »

@ramenvelo's posts:

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

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  1. That last pick is a Hail Mary but he’s been on the form of his life. VSP PICKS: 1. Moreno 2. Gilbert 3. Kwiatkowski 4. Valverde 5. Arashiro »

@ramenvelo's posts:

  1. Don’t go bettin’ against the Vos Boss. VSP PICKS: 1. Vos 2. Borghini 3. Pooley 4. Moolman 5. Stevens »

@ramenvelo's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Valverde 2. Gilbert 3. Kwiatkowski 4. Joaquim Rodriguez 5. Michael Matthews »

@ramenvelo's posts:

  1. Thank Merckx Terpstra is wearing a cycling cap and not a baseball cap like Cancellara and Degenkolb. I think it shows who is most deserving of this win. »

  2. Let’s gooooooooo Tommeke! Also, Thor is looking more alive than he has in years. »

  3. Please, let it be Boonen. VSP PICKS: 1. Cancellara 2. Vanmarke 3. Boonen 4. Terpstra 5. Sagan »

@ramenvelo's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Emma Johannson 2. Lizzie Armistead 3. Ellen Van Dijk 4. Annemiek Van Vleuten 5. Anna Van Der Breggen »

@ramenvelo's posts:

  1. The oddsmakers are all tipping Cancellara for the win but I can’t bring myself to pick him over Boonen. VSP PICKS: 1. Boonen 2. Cancellara 3. Sagan 4. Sep Vanmarke 5. Terpstra »

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...

@ramenvelo's posts:

  1. @Mikael Liddy  Swap out Goss for Farrar and I feel exactly the same way »

  2. VSP PICKS: 1. Sagan 2. Degenkolb 3. Vanmarke 4. Boonen 5. Farrar »

@ramenvelo's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Borghini 2. Emma Johansson 3. Van Dijk 4. Annemiek Van Vleuten 5. Evelyn Stevens »