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Velominatus: Fausto

Order: Level 2 Velominatus

Location: Bristol, UK

A latecomer to the world of the V, via things muddy, knobbly-tyres and *gasp* gravity powered. Has since seen the light and is seeking redemption via Rule #9 compliant commuting, a love of hills and an indulgence in the craft. Sprints like a Grimpeur, climbs like a Puncheur - working on improving both.

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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...

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  1. At this stage in the VSP it doesn’t matter what I pick, so I can go for an uninspiring TT based win for Froome over the rest. Interesting to note the tie in between Old Man Horner’s withdrawal and the Movement for Credible Cycling – I can see how they’d b… »

If @steampunk can’t take much credit here I guess we can’t take any. We can take pleasure is seeing someone’s kid hauling ass on a bike, a Velominatus spawn, even better. We all came to cycling by different paths, seemingly few by our parents. It is impossible to outguess one’s children; they are clever little bastards. Hop...

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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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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...

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