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You can only spend so much time with the Schlecks before you start talking like them, and the fabulous Fabs seems to have crossed the threshold. I’ve heard more complaining from him this season than I have talk about pushing harder on the pedals or going steady up with more speed or going full gas like everyone else, but just doing it for ...

@Bianchi Denti's posts:

  1. @frank Oooh. Big call Fronk. I’ll agree about Majka, but I think Kwitakowski is the real deal. But who really knows, eh…? »


  3. Spain riots after another piss poor showing from a team of individuals… VSP PICKS: 1. VAN AVERMAET Greg 2. GERRANS Simon 3. KWIATKOWSKI Michal 4. GALLOPIN Tony 5. DE MARCHI Allessandro »

If Tony gets a flat or two and loses this time trial, bookies will be jumping off bridges into the Thames. It’s a lock, man, it’s a lock. There, it is now jinxed. You are welcome. Picking second through fifth will take some acumen. Will these be Vuelta riders or does that just hold true for the road race? Tony could have a jour sans. Co...

@Bianchi Denti's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. DUMOULIN Tom 2. MARTIN Tony 3. SERGENT Jesse 4. WIGGINS Bradley 5. MALORI Adriano »

All hail, the Worlds are upon us. The time trials should be events where all VSP participants can rack up some decent points. Remove team tactics, national team versus trade team allegiances, using this event to train for another event, bonking and hanging onto team cars from the equation. All one is left with are possible flat tire, possible mecha...

@Bianchi Denti's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Linda Villumsen 2. Ellen Van Dijk 3. Carmen Small 4. Evelyn Stevens 5. Leah Kirchmann »

The modern day Pro cyclist has many disadvantages stacked against them by comparison to their forefathers. They have to ride plastic bikes with little or no distinguishing character or discernible caché; they must willingly or perhaps unwittingly subject their body to an array of questionable “training techniques”; and they have to sp...

@Bianchi Denti's posts:

  1. @Nate It’s Museeuw. No rules apply. He makes the rules. We follow them. »

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...

@Bianchi Denti's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Emma Johansson 2. Pauline Ferrand Prevot 3. Audrey Cordon 4. Marianne Vos 5. Ashleigh Moolman »

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...

@Bianchi Denti's posts:

  1. Logic: I can’t see Malmerde, Contador or Fat Carlos making it to the finish.  They’re training for the Worlds, like half the field. I doubt that Horner will be able do anything now that he must be a huge blip on WADA’s radar. Statistically 1 of the big… »

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...

@Bianchi Denti's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Slagter 2. Valverde 3. Sagan 4. van Avermaet 5. Mick Rogers »

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...

@Bianchi Denti's posts:

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

  2. @wiscot Crikey. Look at the focus in Porte’s eyes. “This is our/my big chance. C’mon G, let’s fucking smash it!”. I loved that stage. Anyone else see @Alex under the Malteni flag on the 2nd-to-last secteur? »

  3. @Buck Rogers Indeed. He did extremely well at both Paris Roubaix and Public Relations in 2014. »

  4. @VeloJello I wouldn’t bet the farm on 4 either… VSP PICKS: 1. Contador 2. Froome 3. Valverde 4. Nibali 5. Mollema »

  5. I’m out of VSP GC contention already, so going with my heart rather than my head. VSP PICKS: 1. Contador 2. Froome 3. Valverde 4. Nibali 5. Mollema »

Why are women’s races run concurrently with men’s races? I would get it if it was the women’s Tour de France, but I don’t get it when it is the women’s Giro in July. Since the Tour de Swiss there has been a lack of stage racing (in my TV watching schedule) and seemingly a perfect time to present a women’s stage r...

@Bianchi Denti's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Mara Abbott 2. Pauline Ferrand-Prevot 3. Emma Johansson 4. Marianne Vos 5. Emma Pooley »

Cyclocross could be the most perplexing of all the cycling disciplines. To me it’s  at once the most beautiful and the most unappealing. The beauty comes from the great European races, and of course by ‘European’ I mean ‘Belgian’. The lack of appeal stems from the fact that I just don’t want to do it. It looks...

@Bianchi Denti's posts:

  1. @NZ Ledge You are not mistaken. I am the scourge of B-grade in the Hutt Cross series. Are you a local? »

  2. @colnago_fan Nice bike! I race similar, but with Groupsan for cheaper repairs, and celeste hoods and saddle. I notice you still run a front cantilever – do yourself a favour and replace it with a v-brake to eliminate the fork shudder. And if you haven’t… »

  3. Sweet article @brett. Cross rocks! »

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...

@Bianchi Denti's posts:

  1. Both Schlecks in Trek’s TdF squad! Unbelievable. Shows what a shallow roster Trek has. If either of these clowns wins anything after the form they have shown over the last 2 years, that team needs to be disbanded. Needed to get that in before @Brett did…. »

The Bike. It is the central tool in pursuit of our craft. A Velominatus meticulously maintains their bicycles and adorns them with the essential, yet minimal, accoutrement. The Rules specify the principles of good taste in configuration and setup of our machines, but within those principles lies almost infinite room for personal taste.It seems in s...

@Bianchi Denti's posts:

  1. @kixsand Beautful bike. »

The Tour de Suisse can be everyone’s warm-up for the Tour de France, including all you VSP dreamers. The big show seems to be the Critérium de Dauphanié this year, as far as Tour de France contenders go but the Tour de Suisse still has some big guns showing up. Twiggo is here, not for a Tour warm up, unless people are worried about Richie P...

@Bianchi Denti's posts:

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

For the simple reason that the Cobbled and Ardennes Classics are behind us, I have not alternative but to get back on my soap box about the Giro being the best of the three Grand Tours. Well, usually, at least. Last year’s race sucked the big one (even if it was supremely Rule #9), but for the most part it is the race that is the most c...

@Bianchi Denti's posts:

  1. @ChrisO I can verify that. Something about flags on motos? Maybe if the DSs had heard it too, we wouldn’t have the current controversy. »

  2. Purito out, Cadel in. Fuck it. VSP PICKS (2nd Rest Day Swaps): 1. Nairo Quintana 2. Evans 3. Pozzovivo 4. Uran 5. Niemiec »

Behind every great rider, there’s a great soigneur. The right hand man, the go-to guy, who tends every whim of his rider, feeding, watering, mending and massaging. Behind the humble Velominatus Regularus, however, there’s a string of injuries, tight muscles, bad posture and aching guns. We are our own soigneurs, and if you’re like...

@Bianchi Denti's posts:

  1. Regular stretching, foam roller for the ITB and occasional visits to the same Josh. As a long-term sufferer of lower back pain, to the extent that my glutes had basically “turned off”, I can’t recommend massage from a skilled practitioner highly enough. … »

For the simple reason that the Cobbled and Ardennes Classics are behind us, I have not alternative but to get back on my soap box about the Giro being the best of the three Grand Tours. Well, usually, at least. Last year’s race sucked the big one (even if it was supremely Rule #9), but for the most part it is the race that is the most c...

@Bianchi Denti's posts:

  1. Movistar look much stronger than Katusha in TTs and in the hills, so Nairo will win. Cadel won’t be able to climb with the youngsters, which will also cause Sanchez to lose time. Pierre Rolland’s presence without a strong team is confusing. So he will p… »