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Location: Wellington New Zealand

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Mamil ,married, two bikes one yacht, no kids... Still pushing pedals.

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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. VSP PICKS: 1. Froome 2. Quitana 3. Aru 4. Uran 5. D. Martin »

Jens Voigt is set to retire as we speak, having one final crack at a long break in some race in the Cycling backwater of the USA. Is it fair or fitting that he should go out like this, slipping out the back door with little fanfare, while others have been doing a farewell tour of all the big races, replete with fancy commemorative shoes and a son...

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  1. @sthilzy This place! www.salvationcoffee.co.nz »

  2. @brett Yeah , saw nothing , heard nothing , took nothing… @brett Yep , been few and far between this winter , but I now have Beer on tap ! So ride we should , I’ll be riding Sunday 9-12 , 90-100k ? »

  3. @brett Julian Dean, anyone? »

  4. @ElPasoRoadie Nice riding by TJVG up that backwater pass, 3300m and to hold off Majka in the final, very impressive. »

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...

@piwakawaka's posts:

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Froome 2. Quitana 3. Aru 4. Horner 5. Uran »

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. @Daccordi Rider How is the Yates that crashed, full gas into the armco? Speaking of which the Giant rider who went through the barriers in the sprint in Poland? »

After Stage V there was Stage 9, where the World TT champion earned the dotty jumper. In case you missed it, Stage 9 was a trip into the Vosges mountains, 170km with six categorized climbs. This was a stage for a breakaway to stay away. A large group did escape and with 152km remaining to the finish Alessandro De Marchi of Cannondale bolted off the...

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  1. @ChrisO I wonder if domestiques celebrate just a little when the boss goes home and their role changes completely?   »

It’s no coincidence that Stage Five of the Tour was not only the best one to watch, or that it helped decide the race before nary a hill was crested, but that it was just, well, Stage Five. Only last minute copyright clearances prevented the organisers actually dubbing it Stage V, though they managed to get the rain delivered on time, an ess...

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  1. @Mike_P Only in ‘Straya could there be snow, hail and the risk of fire! »

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. VSP PICKS: 1. GERRANS Simon 2. SAGAN Peter 3. GILBERT Philippe 4. SLAGTER Tom Jelte 5. MARTIN Daniel »

No technology can increase the energy of the willpower of the rider, nor can it lessen the doubts which sometimes overwhelm him. - Bernard HinaultAs I swung off the main road, I was momentarily consumed by the simple thrill of my tires leaving the hard tarmac and hitting the rough gravel of the unpaved forest road. It was a brief distraction of the...

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  1. Had my first bunch ride in two months last Sunday, I knew there would be plenty of guy’s who would know there was an opportunity to make me hurt, so I rode on the front, hurt myself more than they ever could, will is what got me home. »

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. Glad to see Vos roll Wild on the line even tho I had picked her for the win, she’s a freak show to be sure. »

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. @Rob Just you @Rob, just you… »

  2. @KW Damn straight, he’s not there yet tho’…. »

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. Wild , Kirsten Wild. Delivered in the manner of Bond, James Bond. VSP PICKS: 1. Wild, Kirsten 2. Vos, Marianne 3. Johansson Emma 4. Stevens Evelyn 5. Bronzini, Giorgia »

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...

@piwakawaka's posts:

  1. @Fausto Crapiz glad I’m not racing these chicks. FRA 2 PINOT, Thibaut (FDJ.fr) + 1:10 POL 3 MAJKA, Rafal (TINKOFF-SAXO) + 1:12 FRA 4 PERAUD, Jean-Christophe (AG2R LA MONDIALE) … »

  2. So can TJVG put 2.08 into Bardet in the ITT? »

  3. Gonna watch live tonight, sleep’s over-rated, can’t fuckin’ wait, all two hours…. »

The Whale Shark is the biggest nonmammalian vertebrate* on the planet, rivaling the dinosaurs for size. How do you feed yourself when you’re that huge without loading up on carbs all the time? Easy, you swim around with your mouth wide open for 22 hours a day and hope enough food swims in there to take the edge off the hunger pangs. Cycl...

@piwakawaka's posts:

  1. @Mike_P I try and save enough energy to snot-rocket, one has to have standards. »

  2. @Puffy now dribble, that I can do! »

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. Just caught the finale, we are watching something quite special here, I know, a lot of big names have gone home, a few more who should are still here, but damn there’s some real talent coming through, the future looks better than the past. »

It began when they come took me from my home And put me in Dead Row, Of which I am nearly wholly innocent, you know. And I’ll say it again I.. am.. not.. afraid.. to.. die.Cold, still, heavy, damp air encourages one to remain ensconsed, the familiar nagging doubt weedling away in the back, make that the front, of my mind, and I concede; I...

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  1. @actor1 Kylie’s finest moment. »

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. @Deakus They could not have won, there can be only one winner. »

It began when they come took me from my home And put me in Dead Row, Of which I am nearly wholly innocent, you know. And I’ll say it again I.. am.. not.. afraid.. to.. die.Cold, still, heavy, damp air encourages one to remain ensconsed, the familiar nagging doubt weedling away in the back, make that the front, of my mind, and I concede; I...

@piwakawaka's posts:

  1. one of his best @brett and yours, it’s been a grim month 42 South, but there is a lengthening to our days and when the cleanest air on the planet eases in it’s ferocity off the Antarctic continent we can find our truth again. »

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. Watch from 1.00min, more class than a high school. “you must be proud of your achievement?” “nah not really a win is a win so this is more of a failure” https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10152278113931733&set=vb.533336732&type=2&theater »