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Location: Milwaukee, WI

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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. How tired will the Tour guys be? I guess we’ll find out. VSP PICKS: 1. Gilbert 2. Rodriguez 3. Valverde 4. Bardet 5. Ten Dam »

The Whale Shark is the biggest nonmammalian vertebrate* on the planet, rivaling the dinosaurs for size. How do you feed yourself when you’re that huge without loading up on carbs all the time? Easy, you swim around with your mouth wide open for 22 hours a day and hope enough food swims in there to take the edge off the hunger pangs. Cycl...

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  1. The whale shark a la Jens. »

No technology can increase the energy of the willpower of the rider, nor can it lessen the doubts which sometimes overwhelm him. - Bernard HinaultAs I swung off the main road, I was momentarily consumed by the simple thrill of my tires leaving the hard tarmac and hitting the rough gravel of the unpaved forest road. It was a brief distraction of the...

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  1. @frank That’s called complacency. »

  2. “The best gains aren’t found in technology; they are found in building the strength of your Will…” This (and my Velominatus Budgetatus status) is the reason that I have no problem riding a steel bike that weighs 23lbs (gasp!) with 9 speed (double gasp!… »

I like definition, to place things in a box and tightly seal the lid. It makes me feel comfortable, like another of life’s little mysteries has been stored away for safe keeping. I also love ambiguity; it is the space wherein all interesting questions are asked; the unknown is life’s greatest beauty. You might say that makes me a hypo...

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  1. @meursault Negated by the all-white kit. »

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...

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  1. @wiscot I was really impressed with what Thomas did on Stage 5 after Froome abandoned. He literally towed Porte for the rest of the day, and brought him all the way to the front. If Sky were to give him some freedom, I think he could be a real contender… »

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...

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  1. Reach in the hat… VSP PICKS: 1. Vos 2. Olds 3. Ferrand-Prevot 4. Armitstead 5. Johansson »

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...

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  1. @wiscot Don’t forget Quintana. Yup. »

  2. @wiscot Great riders with great palmares. Perhaps a bit lost in all this is the fact that should Nibali go on to win this Tour, he will become only the 6th man to win all three GTs in his career. He’ll join the likes of Anquetil, Contador, Gimondi, Hin… »

The Whale Shark is the biggest nonmammalian vertebrate* on the planet, rivaling the dinosaurs for size. How do you feed yourself when you’re that huge without loading up on carbs all the time? Easy, you swim around with your mouth wide open for 22 hours a day and hope enough food swims in there to take the edge off the hunger pangs. Cycl...

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  1. While watching some of the Panzerwagen’s exploits in this Tour, I started to become more aware of my jaw and breathing while riding. For me, one of the by-products of the whale shark is that I also become more aware of tension in my arms and shoulders. I… »

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...

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  1. @frank Agreed, but the Song Remains the Same  “…as we go sliding… sliding… sliding through.” Out is out. »

The Whale Shark is the biggest nonmammalian vertebrate* on the planet, rivaling the dinosaurs for size. How do you feed yourself when you’re that huge without loading up on carbs all the time? Easy, you swim around with your mouth wide open for 22 hours a day and hope enough food swims in there to take the edge off the hunger pangs. Cycl...

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  1. This is from the Daily Mail’s website today. Watch out lady! There’s a Panzerwagen behind you! »

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...

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  1. Lots of speculation going on everywhere. Simple  fact is, it doesn’t matter. If you want to win ANY race, you must finish said race. Nibali’s (presumed) win shouldn’t be regarded as diminished because Froome and Contador aren’t there, any more than it … »

  2. @wiscot I heard that the gesture was a tribute to his baby girl. Nice, but it was a bit odd. »

I like definition, to place things in a box and tightly seal the lid. It makes me feel comfortable, like another of life’s little mysteries has been stored away for safe keeping. I also love ambiguity; it is the space wherein all interesting questions are asked; the unknown is life’s greatest beauty. You might say that makes me a hypo...

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  1. @frank Martin has jumped up a bunch places on my list of favorite riders in this Tour. Some really incredible riding. I already mentioned his heroic towing of Kwiatkowski in the mountains the day after his solo stage win. I really thought for a moment … »

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...

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  1. @frank He stole it from Phinney’s win at the ToC this year. »

  2. I should have known better than to put Porte in the VSP. »

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...

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  1. @Buck Rogers I appreciate your point of view. We see the situation differently. That’s another thing that makes sport great. The ability to compete and have differing opinions without having to hate your opponent (not that we’re opponents here). And i… »

  2. @ChrisO I have to agree with @ChrisO on this one. Abbott finished the Giro less than 2 minutes down on Vos, and just 22 seconds of the podium. Last year, she beat Vos in the mountains to win. It was within the best interest of Rabo-Liv to keep Abbott in… »

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...

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  1. @wiscot After sitting on the side of the road for four minutes, it would have been very easy just to climb into the car. He’s known for a couple of days that his GC chances are done. They don’t call him the Pit Bull for nothing apparently. Even if he d… »

  2. Gotta try and salvage something! VSP PICKS (1st Rest Day Swaps): 1. Nibali 2. Valverde 3. Porte 4. van Garderen 5. Mollema »

  3. Wow, what a Tour so far, and we haven’t even reached the first rest day. Overshadowed by Contador’s fate today: How fucking awesome is Tony Martin? He crushes yesterday’s stage for the win, and comes right back the next day to bury himself for Kwiatkows… »

When it comes to Rule Compliance, we have at our disposal three viable options. The first is to Obey the Rules. That one is pretty straight-forward because we wrote them down for you and also went to the great length of writing a book on the subject, partly as a public service to those suffering from insomnia. But The Rules are full of apparent...

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  1. @Cogfather @Cogfather So, Boonen gets a pass from you for the cocaine, then? Technically not doping (out of competition), but still… »

  2. Personally, I think Millar looks fairly silly dressed like he lives in the 60′s but atop a modern aero road bike. Put him on @Teocalli’s Butler and he’d look the business. Faboo’s layout is infinitely better (I’ll admit my bias since he’s my cycling man-c… »

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...

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  1. And we just can’t let Stage 5 go, can we? Now Terpstra thinks the pave shouldn’t be in the Tour. “…he says that non-classics riders should not be forced to tackle them in a Grand Tour. “I think cobblestone races are made for Classics. For a Classic y… »