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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. @wiscot And it looks like his saddle chased him down the road. Appears that he may have lost focus when he was fiddling with his right shoe and the turn snuck up on him before he could slow down and take the correct line. »

  2. Oh for Merckx’s sake, STFU Fabian! Via Cycling News: »

First run in 2002, the GP de Plouay-Bretagne is part of the women’s UCI World Cup series.  It’s 4.5 laps totaling 121km. As usual, there is little information or publicity for yet another women’s UCI race. Here is a start list. Here is the official French website. And yes, Ms. Vos won the last two editions. We regret the lack of...

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  1. Same as it ever was. VSP PICKS: 1. Vos 2. Armitstead 3. Longo Borghini 4. Johansson 5. Van der Breggen »

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. Nairo Quintana 2. Froome 3. Rodriguez 4. Uran 5. Valverde »

  2. Nah, Nairo it is. »

  3. @Steampunk Yeah, I’m really not sure about picking Froome. The logical part of me says the time trials will give him the edge, but I’d much prefer to root for Nairo. I figure I’ll let it sit for a few hours and see how it feels. I’m liable to flip flop th… »

  4. Ehhhhh, let me see how this setup looks. VSP PICKS: 1. Froome 2. Quintana 3. Rodriguez 4. Uran 5. Valverde »

  5. VSP PICKS: 1. Quintana 2. Froome 3. Rodriguez 4. Uran 5. Valverde »

July 13 2014 marked the 35th anniversary of the seminal ‘cycling film’ Breaking Away. 35 years. Nothing stays popular for that long, right? Things get dated, lose their edge (if there was edge in the first place) and eventually become irrelevant (I’m looking at you, Rolling Stones). Yes, even legends get stale if left out too lon...

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  1. “What’s your major?” »

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. These friggin’ men’s one day races give me the most trouble. I think I’d do just as well posting photos of 20 or so contenders to a wall and throwing 5 darts and going with those names. At least on the women’s side my number 1 pick is pretty much automat… »

  2. Sagan abandons. »

  3. VSP PICKS: 1. Gilbert 2. Sagan 3. Valverde 4. Gallopin 5. Van Avermaet »

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. Armitstead 5. Johansson »

  2. VSP PICKS: 1. Vos 2. Wild 3. Armitstead 4. Johansson 5. Longo Borghini »

@il muro di manayunk's posts:

  1. @Steampunk But let’s imagine Froome doesn’t crash and goes on to repeat as champion. Wouldn’t an asterisk also accompany such a victory? What with inhalergate and the recent Therapeutic Use Exemption fiasco? This is not to suggest Froome is a cheater, … »

  2. Might as well. Nibali goes from 3rd to 1st, Froome is out, Porte slides in to 3rd because I assume we can’t leave a spot blank. 2nd-5th are still wide open, so no real sense in taking the penalty to swap out Contador for a crap shot at this point. VSP PI… »

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

@il muro di manayunk's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Vos 2. Abbott 3. Longo Borghini 4. Pooley 5. Stevens »

@il muro di manayunk's posts:

  1. RUI Costa VSP PICKS: 1. Wiggins 2. Kreuziger 3. Mollema 4. Rohan Dennis 5. Rui Costa »

  2. What they say about riding with the leader’s jersey is true: I feel a whole new level of pressure. I hope I didn’t take it too soon. Perhaps I should willingly let it go to give my team a break. They need to be fresh for France and Spain. VSP PICKS: 1…. »

  3. VSP PICKS: 1. Wiggins 2. Kreuziger 3. Mollema 4. Dennis 5. Rui Costa »

  4. VSP PICKS: 1. Wiggins 2. Kreuziger 3. Mollema 4. Dennis 5. Costa »

@il muro di manayunk's posts:

  1. Cool! Thanks. Submitting the order to have my frame repainted pink as I type. »

  2. Whoa. Well, tomorrow will be even more of a nail biter for me. »

  3. @brett For some reason it is now showing me at 8 points because it applied the 10 point penalty for a substitution. »