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Velominatus: plynie

Order: Level 3 Velominatus

Location: Walney Island, S.Cumbria


Roadie/off-roadie Scott CR1 SL/Klein rider, On the look out for a Dolan & Brevatto crosser.

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…but there is a ‘you’ in ‘c*nt’…...

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  1. Just read this for the first time in random articles: @john +1 »

It has been a brutal week for us Keepers, having decided not to hold a Keepers Tour this year. Watching the action from half a world away has been almost too much for us to bear, and I know most of the participants from last year must be feeling similarly. On Sunday, we would be escorted by our friends and guides, William and Alex of Pavé Cycling...

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  1. Letting my heart rule my head, I’d love to see JVS up there. VSP PICKS: 1. JVS 2. Boss Hog 3. Faboo 4. Tommeke 5. Seb Langeveld »

Vlaanderen. Its no accident the Flemish word for Flanders starts with a V; there is nothing simple or easy about riding a bike here. If it isn’t wind, its steep bergs. If it isn’t tarmac, its cobbles. Most of the time, its all three. Oh, and the weather there sucks. In fact, Flanders doesn’t have weather – it has VVeather.De...

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. E Armistead 2. E Johansson 3. I Slappendel 4. T Antoshina 5. G Bronzini »

This needs no introduction. The Spring Classics are truly upon us. The course has been modified yet again, it is tougher? The riders make the race and the 2014 Ronde van Vlaanderen is loaded with racers who could win or make the Velominati VSP placings. Just to pick the winner will not be nearly as easy as it has been recently. There are small clo...

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Tommeke 2. Gee 3. Van Avermaet 4. Faboo 5. Sagan »

This is the kick off of the VSP for women’s racing, though the women have already kicked it off with the Ronde van Drenthe in the Netherlands. Now it’s down to Northern Italy, Varese, by Lago Maggiore, but this is a climbers course, more in the mountains than by the lake. And yes, Sunday is also Gent-Wevelgem for women but Trofeo is par...

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Amy Pieters 2. Lizzy Armistead 3. Emma Johansson 4. Ellen Van Dijk 5. Giorgia Bronzini »

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. Faboo 2. Sep Vanmaerke 3. Tommeke 4. Moreno Hofland 5. Sebastian Langeveld »

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. No Stannard! Hopefully get these 5 to the start line!! VSP PICKS: 1. Diego Ulissi 2. Mark Cavendish 3. Peter Sagan 4. Franco Pellizotti 5. Faboo »

  2. so no Paolini in the start list, back to Modolo then!! VSP PICKS: 1. Diego Ulissi 2. Ian Stannard 3. Sacha Modolo 4. Mark Cavendish 5. Peter Sagan »

  3. Quick change, forgot about Paolini VSP PICKS: 1. Diego Ulissi 2. Ian Stannard 3. Luca Paolini 4. Mark Cavendish 5. Peter Sagan »

  4. VSP PICKS: 1. Diego Ulissi 2. Ian Stannard 3. Sacha Modolo 4. Mark Cavendish 5. Peter Sagan »

In the days of Anquetil, this was considered the most prestigious individual time trial on the calendar, and he made his name early by winning the event as an amateur at 19. It was also 100km in length, which brings up the point that maybe everyone in our generation should be banned from ever breathing the phrase, “Rule #5″.These days,...

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Amber Neben 2. Olga Zabelinskaia 3. Jeannie Longo 4. Elodie Rival 5. Alison Tetrick »

Oh brothers and sisters, we find ourselves here again. It was but a few moments ago when the Milan-Sanremo VSP went up. Racers fought the sleet, producing an unforgettable start to the Velominati VSP season. Cancellara, Nibali, Froome and, and Horner were all big points winners for our astute and well informed audience. But now it has come to Paris...

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Boom 2. Ciolek 3. Degenkolb 4. Van Poppel 5. Renshaw »

Il Lombardia, this is the race of the fallen leaves. This fall classic is a beautiful race in a beautiful region of Italy. The arduous route may change year to year but what does not change is the Italian need to win this thing. There is some national pride at stake here after the Italian men finished off the podium in Firenze. Bergamo to Lecco, 24...

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  1. First dabble at this… VSP PICKS: 1. dan martin 2. R Uran 3. J Rodriguez 4. N Quintana 5. P Gilbert »

  2. VSP PICKS: 1. J Rodriguez 2. R Uran 3. D Ulissi 4. N Quintana 5. P Gilbert »

  3. VSP PICKS: 1. J Rodriguez 2. R Uran 3. D Ulissi 4. D Martin 5. P Gilbert »

The world championship road race stands out among all other one-day races as the one where the winner is awarded both a curse and a jersey to carry for the next 12 months. It also inspires way too many riders to wear white bibs, which is an alarming trend in itself and one which I hope Brian Cookston, the new UCI President, prioritizes over the dop...

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  1. @Buck Rogers Pretty sure the ’95 race in Colombia had less than 10 finishers. »