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@Trobs's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Quintana 2. Froome 3. J Rod 4. Contador 5. Rolland Rat »

How can we not talk about the Tour? After Sunday’s stage it’s hard not to be a little excited. Until yesterday the most thrilling thing I had seen was Mark Cavendish’s mad man chase back to the peloton after a late-in-the-race crash. He needed to get back quickly as the race was hurtling toward a sprint finish he was supposed to w...

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  1. @Deakus B E A utiful »

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...

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  1. @Deakus In my experience Masters and Open Corsas perform very similarly. The gum on the Vittorias are much more ‘yellow’ though and seem to stay cleaner. Look into Challenge Criteriums. I love them »

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...

@Trobs's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS (1st Rest Day Swaps): 1. froome 2. valverde 3. contador 4. Evans 5. Dan Martin »

  2. VSP PICKS: 1. froome 2. porte 3. contador 4. Evans 5. Dan Martin »

  3. VSP PICKS: 1. froome 2. porte 3. contador 4. Evans 5. Martin »

@Trobs's posts:

  1. @Deakus Arsewhole (sorry) »

  2. @Deakus Oh crap, make that *whole. Its been a long day. »

  3. Congrats to San Tonio and I’ll echo his words on the VSP and site as a hole. Cheers »

  4. VSP PICKS: 1. Flecha 2. Fuglsang 3. Bouhanni 4. Degenkolb 5. Blyth »

  5. Hopefully I can avoid doing a Nico Roach and stay in the top 10. VSP PICKS: 1. Flecha 2. Fuglsang 3. Degenkolb 4. Blythe 5. Steegmans »

@Trobs's posts:

  1. This bike had a soul. It now does not. »

@Trobs's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Gilforwards 2. Urangutan 3. Bertie 4. Paolini 5. Nibbles »

@Trobs's posts:

  1. Yes!!!!! »

  2. @batchuba Oh yeah I’ve no real belief that he’ll be in contention when the big boys come out to play. But like you said, I’ll look a real smart arse if he is. »

@Trobs's posts:

  1. ARMISTEAD IS OUT DUE TO ILLNESS!! Gutting VSP PICKS: 1. Vos 2. Pooley 3. Bronzini 4. Teutenberg 5. Guarnier »

@Trobs's posts:

  1. God I hope Gilbert Wins VSP PICKS: 1. Gilforwards 2. Tourminator 3. Eddy Boss 4. Sammy Sanchez 5. Tiernan Locke »

@Trobs's posts:

  1. HAS to be Vos VSP PICKS: 1. Vos 2. Armistead 3. Bronzini 4. Teutenberg 5. Guarnier »

@Trobs's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS (1st Rest Day Swaps): 1. Bertie 2. Froome 3. J Rod 4. Valve Cap 5. Cobo »

  2. Best get De Gendt in instead of Jurgen. »

  3. Quick off the mark there. I think Bertie is gonna take no prisoners. »

  4. VSP PICKS: 1. Bertie 2. Froome 3. Ballan 4. Cobo 5. Van Den Broeck »

@Trobs's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Armitstead 2. Vos 3. Bronzini 4. Cooke 5. Pooley »

@Trobs's posts:

  1. Has to come down to a sprint. Finishes on The Mall for Christ sake! VSP PICKS: 1. Caviar 2. Andre the Giant 3. Sagan 4. Matty Goose 5. Like a Boss Hog »

@Trobs's posts:

  1. @San Tonio Press the arrow next to each rider’s name in your top 5. If there’s a point penalty that you don’t think is right hit the dispute button »