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Velominatus: efguerrero

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Location: Corvallis, Oregon

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Il Lombardia, this is the race of the fallen leaves. This fall classic is a beautiful race in a beautiful region of Italy. The arduous route may change year to year but what does not change is the Italian need to win this thing. There is some national pride at stake here after the Italian men finished off the podium in Firenze. Bergamo to Lecco, 24...

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  1. I think I’m going to have to pick the Colombian rider every for every VSP from now on… how can’t you with a name like his.  Hopefully Lampre didn’t pick him for his name alone.  I think that the top 5 will be one of these, haven’t decided on the exact o… »

The world championship road race stands out among all other one-day races as the one where the winner is awarded both a curse and a jersey to carry for the next 12 months. It also inspires way too many riders to wear white bibs, which is an alarming trend in itself and one which I hope Brian Cookston, the new UCI President, prioritizes over the dop...

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  1. Uran’s crash on the final descent to the finish was heartbreaking.  Didn’t enter the VSP, but I was hoping for him…  Happy that at least two big races this year have gone to the underdog: Ciolek at MSR and now Costa! »

Flies and dogs, two things that we don’t need on a climb.I had descended down this street many times, but I had never before ridden up it. I even said hello to the two excited pitbulls on the other side of the driveway gate. I like dogs. I like them until one of them squeezes under the gate and I’m going uphill slowly. Pitbulls arenR...

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  1. Hmm… maybe I haven’t read through as thoroughly as I should have, but I’m amazed that I haven’t seen a reference to Kevin Costner’s favorite training buddy ‘Eddy’ in American Flyers yet.  Maybe it just seemed to easy. In any case, this is the bit in que… »

Seriously. Is it almost September? This was not the agreement, this was supposed to be an endless summer. And all you A-Holes down there in the Antipodes are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, enjoying longer days and shorter nights. I don’t need to tell you where you can take that, but it’s dark and it smells. I have no patien...

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  1. Unless Purito is completely wasted after the Tour, I think that he can pull off the Vuelta win this year. VSP PICKS: 1. J Rodriguez 2. Valverde 3. Kreuziger 4. Uran 5. Betancur »

Since it appears that the descents are where the action is in this year’s Tour de France, we thought we’d forgo our usual Mountain-Top Finish for the Stage VSP and instead go for what I’m guessing might be a real cracker of a stage into Le Grand Bornand. In 2009, the Schleck Tandem hadn’t yet discovered their collective dra...

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Daniel Navarro 2. Joaquin Rodriguez 3. Nairo Quintana 4. Chris Froome 5. Alejandro Valverde »

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...

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  1. I thought that Froome could have just blown past Quintana when he caught him.  I assume that he and Quintana agreed to cooperate (and post-stage interviews point in that direction), but I think that Froome’s acceleration that droped Nairo was a low blow. … »

  2. VSP PICKS: 1. Contador 2. Quintana 3. Froome 4. Evans 5. Porte »

The mighty VSP generator has been switched on once again. The mil-spec hydraulic fluid has been changed since the Giro. A new power take-off belt has also been installed. And the punch card reader has been refurbished.Broome and Berti are already riding the Critérium du Dauphiné. The top contenders prefer the Dauphiné for the decent recovery all...

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Roman Kreuzinger 2. Tejay van Garderen 3. Peter Velits 4. Igor Anton 5. Daniel Martin »