Velominati Super Prestige: Clásica San Sebastián 2016

The VSP generator is still warm and sticky from all the ales we had to pour into it to keep it from overheating in Paris. Who would have guessed Froomey would have won again? Well, he won’t win this because he isn’t racing, probably too busy racing the criteriums. Last year’s winner should be back and ready to repeat. It is amusing that the UCI oversees these criteriums despite everybody knowing they are often rigged, riders collude, results questionable. Who cares.

Clásica San Sebastián is crowded with Tour de France survivors and those who aren’t dead should be ready to tear it up. Here is a start list to chew on.  You all know what to do, what’s on the prize list and who Pedro Dalgado is. And yes, we missed another Women’s race. We do indeed suck. We are suffused with shame. We are bad males. But that has been obvious for about seven years running so moving on…this race is on Saturday and Delgado is Spanish. Be careful and good luck.
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111 Replies to “Velominati Super Prestige: Clásica San Sebastián 2016”

  1. VSP PICKS:

    1. Rafal Majka
    2. Joaquim Rodriguez
    3. Michal Kwiatkowski
    4. Daniel Martin
    5. Alejandro Valverde
  2. The tour sucked !   Brin

    g on the Giro

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Adam Yates
    2. Rafal Majka
    3. Richie Porte
    4. Valverde
    5. Dan Martin
  3. Acknowledging missing La Course and indeed we/you/whatev suck as a result is indeed appropriate. Women’s racing kicks a**. But we/you/whatev obviously know that. So lets all get it right next time! Cheers Keepers. Cheers.

  4. passing on Yates and Rodriguez and Uran and Martin and who else

    ??? means I have no clue… cheers all

    VSP PICKS:

    1. VALVERDE BELMONTE Alejandro
    2. LANDA MENA Mikel
    3. PORTE Richie
    4. MOLLEMA Bauke
    5. BARGUIL Warren
  5. VSP PICKS:

    1. VALVERDE, Alejandro
    2. MARTIN, Dan
    3. YATES, Adam
    4. GILBERT, Philippe
    5. CONTADOR, Alberto
  6. VSP PICKS:

    1. Valverde
    2. Adam Yates
    3. Daniel Martin
    4. Van Avermaet
    5. Kwiatkowski
  7. I have no idea what Im doing. My VSP standing reflects this. Good fun, though.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. J-Rod
    2. Oh Danny Boy Martin
    3. Pepper Spray
    4. Quietkovski
    5. Valverde
  8. very difficult to pick, a great climber with a fast kick, and not too fatigued after TDF. Brother Jon is gonna drop down that last 7km descent like a bat out of hell and bring it home for the locals.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Jon Izagirre Insausti
    2. Mikel Landa Meana
    3. Michał Kwiatkowski
    4. Julian Alaphilippe
    5. Luis León Sánchez Gil
  9. Froome’s having a rest day cruising round the “RideLondon Surrey Classic” on Sunday, behind the sportive.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Adam Yates
    2. Jon Izagirre Inexhaustible
    3. Julian Alaphilippe
    4. Bauke Mollema
    5. Stevo Cummings
  10. VSP PICKS:

    1. Julien Alaphilippe
    2. Alejandro Valverde
    3. Dan Martin
    4. Greg van Avermaet
    5. Michal Kwiatkowski
  11. VSP PICKS:

    1. Greg Van Avermaet
    2. Ion Izaguirre
    3. Michael Albassini
    4. Joaquim Rodriguez
    5. Diego Ullisi
  12. VSP PICKS:

    1. Joaquin Rodriguez
    2. Alejandro Valverde
    3. Philippe Gilbert
    4. Julien Alaphilippe
    5. Dan Martin
  13. Contador is starting? Right?

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Contador
    2. Adam Yates
    3. Valverde
    4. Porte
    5. Dan Martin
  14. VSP PICKS:

    1. ROCHE Nicolas
    2. WELLENS Tim
    3. MARTIN Daniel
    4. VALVERDE BELMONTE Alejandro
    5. RODRIGUEZ OLIVER Joaquim
  15. VSP picks

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Valverde, Alejandro
    2. Porte, Richie
    3. Martin, Dan
    4. Yates, Adam
    5. Rodriguez, Joaquim
  16. I put Malmerde in 5th but I know the bastard is going to win just to spite me.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Dan Martin
    2. Julian Alaphilippe
    3. Jocky Rodriguez
    4. Adam Yates
    5. Malmerde
  17. VSP PICKS:

    1. VALVERDE, Alejandro
    2. MARTIN, Dan
    3. YATES, Adam
    4. GILBERT, Philippe
    5. ALAPHILIPPE, Julian
  18. Sharing amongst the family for year 2.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Simon Yates
    2. Quiet Cog Ski
    3. GVA
    4. Phil G
    5. Wellens
  19. all the tour minor hitters are coming so i think its a wide open race.  lets see how it plays out

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Adam Yates
    2. Valverde
    3. Contador
    4. Landa
    5. Dan Martin
  20. Love a crap shoot!

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Jarlinson Pantano
    2. Dan Martin
    3. Bauke Mollema
    4. Sebastian Henao
    5. Joaquim Rodriguez
  21. These things are so much easier to predict in hindsight.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Dan Martin
    2. Alejandro Valverde
    3. Adam Yates
    4. Joaquin Rodriguez
    5. Julien Alaphillipe
  22. @Ron

    True enough, I wonder if some people just name their favourites without looking at the list and then others copy picks. Or maybe they have better info than we do.

    I’m conflicted between inherently wanting to help others and thinking that anyone not checking the start list when it’s only a click away deserves a handicap… I shall STFU.

  23. @Ron

    @Geraint

    @Erik

    Contador is starting? Right?

    You have internet, right?

    start list

    I’m not seeing Alaphillipe on there and quite a few folks have picked him…

    Of course I have internet. He wasn’t on it when it was posted. Thankfully, now he is. Let’s hope for a great race!

  24. VSP PICKS:

    1. Alejandro Valverde
    2. Dan Martin
    3. Greg VanAvermaet
    4. Joaquim Rodriguez
    5. Tim Wellens
  25. First time picking for VSP.  I have no idea if I’m doing it right (and even less idea about actually picking riders).

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Valverde
    2. Contador
    3. Alaphillipe
    4. Yates
    5. Porte
  26. VSP PICKS:

    1. Alejandro Valverde
    2. Greg Van Avermaet
    3. Dan Martin
    4. Joaquim Rodriguez
    5. Philippe Gilbert
  27. @GordoGreatBelly

    First time picking for VSP. I have no idea if I’m doing it right (and even less idea about actually picking riders).

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Valverde
    2. Contador
    3. Alaphillipe
    4. Yates
    5. Porte

    I wouldn’t worry about it. Many of us have been doing the VSP for years and not getting it right! (ok, ok, I’m just speaking for myself.)

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Dan Martin
    2. Julian Alaphilippe
    3. Jocky Rodriguez
    4. Adam Yates
    5. Malmerde

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