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Location: Sydney, Australia

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lack of cycling omniscience compared to Oli Married, 3 kids approx 14 months, 5 & 17. Clearly a long time between drinks for the first & the last. Riding as much as one can but work & family impact on available time. Translation - weekdays are spent on the trainer & weekends spent on the road

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I hesitate to file this in the Guest Article category. It would be better filed under fellow un-rewarded pirate cycling-site writer, if we had such a file. @winnipegcyclechick does all of her site’s writing, her graphics are usually hers and much too funny. Frankly, she makes me sick. And, AND, she can make the jokes we can’t make lest...

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  1. Great piece. I was waiting for the boner joke though! »

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. VSP PICKS: 1. Quintana 2. froome dog 3. Clenbutador 4. Uran Uran 5. Vulvaverde »

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  1. Vucking good stuff »

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  1. @wilburrox At around 80K’s an hour too! That would be crazy….Huge day, respect to all that finished »

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  1. Excellent, thanks @wiscot. »

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Clenbutador 2. Froome Dogg 3. Nibbles 4. Vulvaverde 5. Talansky »

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  1. @Gianni Who can forget the smoking Cipo as the perfect example? »

  2. Nice one Gianni! Me, I love the Giro piano idea and wish it would still happen. Apart from the token last day rolling into Paris with a glass of champers in hand, we’ve lost some of the romanticism from days of yore. .  And that black socks/blue Bonts co… »

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Johansson 2. Pooley 3. Vos the boss 4. Cromwell 5. Armistead »

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  1. @sthilzy »

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Rui Costa 2. Rom Kreuz 3. Wiggo 4. Albasini 5. Cadelephant »

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  1. Nice one Brett. Similar age here so I gets it as well. The other thing that brings this home is the fact that I watch my father line up to race “C” grade before me each week. Knee replaced 2 years ago, but still finishing top 10 most weeks. He turned 70 t… »

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  1. Great read and well done Willem! Here’s to another 40+ years in the saddle »

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Saggin” 2. Tommeke 3. Faboo 4. Thomas 5. Burghardt »

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Johansson 2. Armitstead 3. Van Djik 4. Longo 5. Cromwell »

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. Degenkolb 2. Saggin” 3. Boom 4. Cav 5. Boss Hogg »

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. GUNNEWIJK Loes 2. DE VRIES Marijn 3. Vos 4. JOHANSSON Emma 5. Elisa Longo Borghini »

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. VSP PICKS: 1. Saggin” 2. Gerro 3. Cav 4. Faboo 5. Rom Kreuz »

ChrisO is back with another installment of Suffering in the Desert. Enjoy. VLVV, Gianni Continue reading...

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  1. Another great rendition ChrisO, just like last year. Your food intake always amazes me but I know just how much one would need to eat just to try to have enough fuel to last! Chapeau champ »

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  1. well that didn’t work did it? »

  2. Just in case anyone is confused re: what your ‘tash really looks like »

Forget quick-release skewer, the mechanical derailleur, carbon frames, or disc wheels. Never mind clipless pedals or brake-mounted shifters. Scratch those deep-section road wheels, lightweight helmets, or miracle fabrics.The most important innovation in Cycling had nothing to do with those incremental advances, but rather with the invention of Cycl...

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  1. @Gianni Alessio Di Basco with some serious manscaping going on. »

  2. Never a truer word written frank. »

Pity our cyclist, it’s Saturday and he won’t shave his face, it might sap his strength but he has to shave his legs or he won’t look serious. He certainly can’t have sex, more strength stealing there, and kissing his wife, whoa, slow down, that could spread some germs. He doesn’t want to get sick so going to that birth...

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  1. Also, I never realised that Sean Connery was a cyclist? »

  2. Here’s the difference between then and now! »