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

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  1. \m/ >< \m/ VSP PICKS (1st Rest Day Swaps): 1. Nibali 2. Porte 3. Valverde 4. Kwiatkowski 5. Talansky »

  2. Memorable stage indeed.  As Cancellara said, “Chapeau to Astana”.  I have not been a big fan, but that was a solid display to honor the yellow jersey. »

@R00tdown's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Vos 2. Borghini 3. Armistead 4. Johansson 5. Bronzini »

@R00tdown's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Froome 2. Contador 3. Nibali 4. Kwiatkowski 5. Talansky »

@R00tdown's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Evans 2. Rodriguez 3. Quintana 4. Martin 5. Uran »

@R00tdown's posts:

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

@R00tdown's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Johansson 2. van Dijk 3. Vos 4. Armistead 5. Borghini »

@R00tdown's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Rodriguez 2. Nibali 3. Gilbert 4. Kwiatkowski 5. Valverde »

@R00tdown's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Valverde 2. Gilbert 3. Kwiatkowski 4. Nibali 5. Rodriguez »

@R00tdown's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Vanmarke 2. Cancellara 3. Terpstra 4. Stybar 5. Van Avermaet »

  2. VSP PICKS: 1. Vanmarke 2. Cacellara 3. Terpstra 4. Stybar 5. Van Avermaet »

@R00tdown's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Borghini 2. Armistead 3. Van Dijk 4. Stevens 5. Johansson »

@R00tdown's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Cancellara 2. Sagan 3. Boonen 4. Vanmarcke 5. Stybar »

@R00tdown's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Borghini 2. Armistead 3. Johansson 4. Stevens 5. Bronzini »

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. VSP PICKS: 1. Boonen 2. Vanmarke 3. Boasson Hagen 4. Paolini 5. Cancellara »

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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  1. Switching the order of things… VSP PICKS: 1. Peter Sagan 2. Fabian Cancellara 3. Edvald Boasson Hagen 4. John Degenkolb 5. Andre Greipel »

  2. VSP PICKS: 1. Fabian Cancellara 2. Peter Sagan 3. Edvald Boasson Hagen 4. Andre Greipel 5. John Degenkolb »

The early eighties saw the tide change in the European Peloton. Components were taking on a new, curvy shape as they left their boxy forms behind. The glint of toe clips in the sun would become a rarer sight as the move towards clipless pedals would take hold in 1985. English speakers were winning the big races classically won by continental Pros.T...

@R00tdown's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Froome 2. Contador 3. Evans 4. Rodriguez 5. Van Garderen »

@R00tdown's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Wiggins 2. Nibali 3. Hesjedal 4. Evans 5. Scarponi »

@R00tdown's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Valverde 2. De Gendt 3. Costa 4. Henao 5. Gilbert »

@R00tdown's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Vos 2. Borghini 3. Armistead 4. Johansson 5. Van Dijk »

@R00tdown's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Sagan 2. Contador 3. Gilbert 4. Gerrans 5. Valverde »

@R00tdown's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Sagan 2. Gilbert 3. Nocentini 4. Moser 5. Hesjedal »

@R00tdown's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Cancellara 2. Stannard 3. Roelandts 4. Chavenel 5. Phinny »