Velominati Super Prestige: Amstel Gold 2016

Ooooof! The VSP generator and operators need more than a week to recover from that race. Tommeke may never recover, that chance will never come again.

We now move into the Netherlands and the first of three Ardennes races. Whomever did well in Paris-Roubaix probably won’t like all the hills in Amstel. Same with the beer but I’ll leave that beery subject alone this year.

PhilGil has been busy fighting drunk drivers (He Badger’d him!) and is now off the start list then again he is back on as of Wednesday. Sure, the police pay attention when the cyclist in the altercation is Philippe Gilbert, ffs. Matt Hayman and Tony Martin are on the list, ouch, no rest there. So rest, recover, don’t spare the malted rehydrating beverage. No Delgados please.

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234 Replies to “Velominati Super Prestige: Amstel Gold 2016”

  1. @Philonius

    @Philonius

    Too bad my picks didn’t show up : (

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Michel Kawasaki
    2. Roman Kreuziger
    3. Philippe GIlbert
    4. Rui Costa
    5. Tom Dumoulin

    I just though you were trying to prove yourself wrong in your claim that you couldn’t do any worse!

  2. Mixed bunch to bring some points?

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Michael Matthews
    2. Michal Kwiatowski
    3. Julian Allaphillipe
    4. Tom Dumoulin
    5. Fabio Felline
  3. VSP PICKS:

    1. Michael Matthews
    2. Simon Gerrans
    3. Philippe Gilbert
    4. Michal Kwiatkowski
    5. Tony Gallopin
  4. When I was a young kid, I watched this race taking off. This is my home turf, so will the Eroica in Limburg be on July 3rd. Will that help me? ‘Course NOT. So I am relying on the markets, who are fully transparent and always right, or so modern economy says.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Matt Phews
    2. Quiet Cough Ski
    3. Gerranting
    4. Zjeal Bear
    5. Gallopin’
  5. One day I’ll get it right…

    VSP PICKS:

    1. matthews
    2. wellens
    3. kwiatkowski
    4. henao
    5. alaphilippe
  6. @Teocalli

    @KogaLover

    Are you going to do the Eroica Limburg? I copied out the route to here. Quite a bit on tracks – any gen on them?

    Hi Teocalli: thinking about going there. My sister still lives there. I need to change my gundecks from click to strap again. Rest of the #9 is still old-skool compliant.  Wasn’t thinking about the 160k, rather the 100k since it will be a long cardrive to and from Limburg. Waddaya mean by “gen” btw?

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Matt Phews
    2. Quiet Cough Ski
    3. Gerranting
    4. Zjeal Bear
    5. Gallopin’
  7. Updating me list.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Michael Matthews
    2. Michal Kwiatkowski
    3. Simon Gerrans
    4. Philippe Gilbert
    5. Petr Vakoc
  8. @KogaLover

    Yeah, they are nowhere near as proactive as Eroica UK.  I get stuff at least once a week from them.

    We’ve booked a hotel in town to make a long weekend of it – and a nice short roll to the start.

  9. I really have no idea – I was only just getting my head around the big cobbles, the little cobbles, the grippy cobbles and the slippy cobbles and the hard men and the suffering and the crashing and the pavé and the frittes and all that then suddenly it all changes and everybody starts talking about the Ardennes…

    Here’s for a safe race without any m

    oto crashes this time for crying out loud.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Bling
    2. The Butterfly of Maastricht
    3. Pepper Spray
    4. Eddy B
    5. Quietkowski
  10. @LawnCzar

    Updating me list.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Michael Matthews
    2. Michal Kwiatkowski
    3. Simon Gerrans
    4. Philippe Gilbert
    5. Petr Vakoc

    I must have missed something – PhilGil back on the start list?

  11. #2 choice is only up there because we share the same first name.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Michal Kwiatkowski
    2. Julian Allaphillipe
    3. Gerrans
    4. Sep Vanmarcke
    5. Gilbert
  12. @RobSandy

    Yep, back as of yesterday, as @Teocalli mentioned. Not sure how much weight to give him since he’s not 100% with that finger, but there we are.

    Nice one on your race, by the way! It’s looking like the forecast for my own race this weekend has gone from wind and rain to wind and snow, so it’s potentially going to be canceled or one that would be foolish to drive to. We shall see.

     

     

  13. @Steampunk

    @Ron

    Who the fuck is Lebron??

    Good question! I haven’t watched an NBA game since the late 90s. Also…just found out Naismith was Canadian. How did I not know this?!

  14. Good luck everyone.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Micheal Kwiatkowski
    2. Wilco Kelderman
    3. Tom Dumoulin
    4. Tony Gallopin
    5. Michael Matthews
  15. I think Vakoc owes Alaphilippe for earlier this week, so while he’s looking good he’ll bury himself for the sprinter. IAM is riding high and the rivalry spurs Gerro and Bling to a new level

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    VSP PICKS:

    1. Bling
    2. Gerro
    3. Alaphilippe
    4. Rui Alberto Faria da Costa
    5. The Polish Flower
  16. VSP PICKS:

    1. Michael Matthews
    2. Julian Alaphilippe
    3. Edvald Boasson-Hagen
    4. Michal Kwiatkowski
    5. Tony Gallopin
  17. VSP picks

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Kwiatkowski, Michael
    2. Alaphilippe, Julian
    3. Matthews, Michael
    4. Gilbert, Philippe
    5. Gerrans, Simon
  18. VSP PICKS:

    1. KWIATKOWSKI Michal
    2. MATTHEWS Michael
    3. ALAPHILIPPE Julian
    4. ERVITI OLLO Emanol
    5. VANMARCKE Sep
  19. VSP PICKS:

    1. Phillipe Gilbert
    2. Tony Gallopin
    3. Michal Kwiakowski
    4. Simon Gerrans
    5. Edvald Boasson Hagen
  20. VSP PICKS:

    1. Michael Matthews
    2. Michael Kwiatkowski
    3. Tom Dumoulin
    4. Edvald Boasson Hagen
    5. Wilco Kelderman
  21. Gallopin all the way to the podium, that’s what I say.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Gallopin
    2. Vakoc
    3. Kennaugh
    4. Rui Costa
    5. Leon Sanchez
  22. @Steampunk

    @Ron

    Who the fuck is Lebron??

    Some basketball player. He’s the one that needed a courtside IV during a Spurs game here in San Antonio when the AC went out during a game.

    I think he would benefit from going on a few Saturday morning August group rides in the Texas Hill Country. Really. An IV. Harden up dude.

  23. VSP PICKS:

    1. KWIATKOWSKI Michal
    2. ALAPHILIPPE Julian
    3. RODRIGUEZ OLIVER Joaquin
    4. MATTHEWS Michael
    5. GALLOPIN Tony
  24. Phil will spice up this race

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Matthews
    2. Kwiatkowski
    3. Alaphillippe
    4. Gilbert
    5. Gallopin
  25. Who knows really… Could be one of about 10 riders

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Gilbert
    2. Alaphillippe
    3. Bling
    4. Kwiatkowski
    5. Gerro
  26. VSP PICKS:

    1. MATTHEWS Michael
    2. ALAPHILIPPE Julian
    3. KWIATKOWSKI Michal
    4. SLAGTER Tom Jelte
    5. MCCARTHY Jay
  27. VSP PICKS:

    1. Michael Matthews
    2. Michal Kwiatkowski
    3. Philip Gilbert
    4. Julian Alaphillipe
    5. Tony Gallopin
  28. VSP PICKS:

    1. Philippe Gilbert
    2. Wilco Kelderman
    3. Simon Gerrans
    4. Matteo Trentin
    5. Tom Dumoulin

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