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Velominatus: napolinige

Order: Level 2 Velominatus

Location: Napoli, Italy

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I'm a Kiwi marooned in Napoli. Living the dream... perhaps not the standard Italian dream but the riding's great, a local bike shop had a stash of NOS steel frames out the back, I bought two. All is good.

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@napolinige's posts:

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

  2. VSP PICKS: 1. Evans 2. Quintana 3. Rodriguez 4. Pozzovivo 5. Duarte »

  3. VSP PICKS: 1. Evans 2. Quintana 3. Rodriquez 4. Pozzovivo 5. Duarte »

@napolinige's posts:

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

@napolinige's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Gilbert 2. Valverde 3. Kwiatkowski 4. Moreno 5. Gallopin »

@napolinige's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Vos 2. Van Dijk 3. Johannson 4. Van Vleuten 5. Amialiusik »

@napolinige's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Valverde 2. Rodriquez 3. Nibali 4. Gerrans 5. Gilbert »

@napolinige's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Cancellara 2. Boonen 3. Van Avermaet 4. Phinney 5. Degenkolb »

@napolinige's posts:

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

@napolinige's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Emma Johansson 2. Van Dijk 3. Longo Borghini 4. Gunnewijk 5. Ratto »

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...

@napolinige's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Cancellara 2. Sagan 3. Degenkolb 4. van Avermaet 5. Stybar »

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

@napolinige's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Rossella Ratto 2. Elisa Longo Borghini 3. Vos 4. van Dijk 5. Armistead »

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...

@napolinige's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Sagan 2. Degenkolb 3. Modolo 4. Cancellara 5. Stybar »

@napolinige's posts:

  1. I caught this thing on the weekend and was excited by the way the community was able to use the interweb so effectively to do some good. I still reckon Richter is a better name for the wheels but love that Café Roubaix remains. »

@napolinige's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Degenkolb 2. Chavenal 3. Van Avermaet 4. Boom 5. Terpstra »

@napolinige's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Rodriquez 2. Rui Costa 3. Nibali 4. Van Avermaet 5. Pozzovivo »

@napolinige's posts:

  1. I’ve backed Ratto before and was seriously considering her this time. Damn! »

  2. I’ve backed Ratto before »

@napolinige's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Cancellara 2. Rodriquez 3. Nibali 4. Froome 5. Gilbert »

@napolinige's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Vos 2. Longo Borghini 3. Worrack 4. Ellem Van Dijk 5. Villumsen »

@napolinige's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Linda Villumsen 2. Ellen van Dijk 3. Evelyn Stevens 4. Shara Gillow 5. Trixie Worrack »

  2. VSP PICKS: 1. Linda Villumsen 2. Ellen van Dijk 3. Evelyn Stevens 4. Emma Pooley 5. Shara Gillow »

@napolinige's posts:

  1. Here we get a kind of horsefly that loves sucking cyclist sweat. They bite and you definitely don’t want to get one down inside you jersey! »

@napolinige's posts:

  1. What a great adventure! Really nicely written too. Thanks. »