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Jump to: Scoring Guidelines • Prizes • Schedule • ResultsThe Velominati Super Prestige is a season-long competition wherein readers will be submitting their predictions for the top five finishers of each qualifying race.  In order to qualify, your picks via the VSP Picks form above the posts section of the VSP Event article pertaining to the...

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  1. A lacklustre 8 this week »

I’m trying my best to stay thin this winter, but I’m nowhere near where I was when it was warm and the days were long. I keep flashing back to the last time I felt genuinely skinny and declared to myself, “This time, I’ll keep it off!”This photo is a metaphor. Winter me is on the right, Summer me is on the left. Mi...

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  1. Not sure about these cleats, nice blunt, tho »

Jump to: Scoring Guidelines • Prizes • Schedule • ResultsThe Velominati Super Prestige is a season-long competition wherein readers will be submitting their predictions for the top five finishers of each qualifying race.  In order to qualify, your picks via the VSP Picks form above the posts section of the VSP Event article pertaining to the...

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  1. @wiscot Exactly, but those registered with 2 accounts have all the time in the world……. Suspect No. 1 »

  2. @Buck Rogers i blame my ds »

  3. Holy Merckx, 4 points this week as Barry throws in a rain-soaked cobbled stage !! »

  4. 15 points here, lucky fuckin’ (semi) educated guess on Q5 to bring home the jamon »

It doesn’t take a genius to see what’s going on here. Rule #5, Rule #9, Rule #10; every rider in this frame Looks Fantastic (most other Rules). The riders are in short sleeves and shorts while the public apparently has scavenged materials from rubbish bins and the local grain elevator in a very visually unpleasant effort to keep war...

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  1. @wiscot can rule out Robert behind Castaing, far too much arm fat »

  2. @frank looks like he’s taking the first bomba corretto of the day, seriously fucked over from the previous day, hence the shades »

  3. @wiscot So, the Peugeot tem that year was – Millar, Robert Forest, Pascal Simon, Duclos-Lasalle, Yvan Frebert, Peiper, Hubert Linard, Yates, Francis Castaing, and Frederic Brun., if you could now run tour facial recognition software….. »

  4. @wiscot ThIs, Stage 1 , 1985 https://www.flickr.com/photos/alastair_s/8353752299/ »

Jump to: Scoring Guidelines • Prizes • Schedule • ResultsThe Velominati Super Prestige is a season-long competition wherein readers will be submitting their predictions for the top five finishers of each qualifying race.  In order to qualify, your picks via the VSP Picks form above the posts section of the VSP Event article pertaining to the...

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  1. After a wipeout in the neutralised zone of this years VSP, I’m hanging with Luca Paolini at the back of the peloton for now – an eleven and a nine for starters »

I’ve lost a lot of things that were, at some point or another, dear to me. At times, I’ve even cast them away deliberately, either because of a nurtured indifference or an irrational or impulsive dislike. Regret is an easy emotion to find in reflection, it lays right at the surface and provides us with a quick answer without requiring...

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  1. off topic, came across this avatar on an overclocking website, nice »

I love wine. I mean, I like beer and scotch and can’t resist ordering a Vesper whenever I pretend to be a gentleman spy, but I love wine. As a semi-professional drinker, the biggest worry I have is that should my as-yet undiagnosed problem with alcohol become a diagnosed problem with alcohol, I’d have to stop drinking wine. A full...

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  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhabgvIIXik another chance to see Martyn(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martyn_Ashton) and friends in action »

You can only spend so much time with the Schlecks before you start talking like them, and the fabulous Fabs seems to have crossed the threshold. I’ve heard more complaining from him this season than I have talk about pushing harder on the pedals or going steady up with more speed or going full gas like everyone else, but just doing it for ...

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Tony Gallopin 2. Greg Van Avermaet 3. Fabian Cancellara 4. Alexander Kristoff 5. Simon Gerrans »

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. being wide awake at 4am means i actually get my picks in VSP PICKS: 1. Ms Vos 2. Van der Breggen 3. E Johansson 4. P Ferrand Prevot 5. Thin Lizzie »

The future is dark, which is the best thing the future can be, I think.- Virginia WoolfOur actions lie on the horizon of the present, in that swirling cloud where fantasy turns into reality. To plan is to cast a shadow into the future, to attempt to lay shape to the unknown. As the present merges with the future, reality will try our plans on for s...

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  1. A quote from G K Chesterton which rung in my head as i slogged up ventoux in 42 C in June – “If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing badly.” »

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. if it’s anything like le tour, only 1 of my picks will finish VSP PICKS: 1. moreno 2. van avermaet 3. ten dam 4. de marchi 5. valverde »

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. Ch ch ch ch changes »

  2. VSP PICKS: 1. vos 2. armistead 3. johansson 4. van dijk 5. rousse »

Attention all Velominati. The Tour VSP is going on line and it should be a good one. Sure, between Froomy and Bertie a person could hedge their bets but Moviestar is all in for Valverde, BMC for TeeJay, Astana for the Shark and Garmin is finally committing to a team leader in Talansky. Some other teams (ahem…Trek Factory Racing for one) have...

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  1. VSP PICKS (2nd Rest Day Swaps): 1. nibali 2. valverde 3. froome 4. nibali 5. rodriguez »

Maybe it’s the narcissist in me or maybe I never really learned how to share properly, but I prefer my birthday over Christmas. My birthday is the one day of the year where everything is about me. No feigning interest in other people’s gifts, no getting distracted by any greater meaning. Just me and my loot, as it was meant to be. Spea...

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  1. try again »

  2. @mpalazzi92 as sexy as this? »

Attention all Velominati. The Tour VSP is going on line and it should be a good one. Sure, between Froomy and Bertie a person could hedge their bets but Moviestar is all in for Valverde, BMC for TeeJay, Astana for the Shark and Garmin is finally committing to a team leader in Talansky. Some other teams (ahem…Trek Factory Racing for one) have...

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. contador 2. valverde 3. froome 4. nibali 5. rodriguez »

For the simple reason that the Cobbled and Ardennes Classics are behind us, I have not alternative but to get back on my soap box about the Giro being the best of the three Grand Tours. Well, usually, at least. Last year’s race sucked the big one (even if it was supremely Rule #9), but for the most part it is the race that is the most c...

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  1. @DrC  it is done with such great style, love the commentators reaction »

  2. Christ , 3 Katusha riders out Vicioso – leg fracture Caruso – bruising Purito – rib and thumb fractures »