Quietowski leads the remnants of the break around Lake Como. Photo: pedale.forchetta

Velominati Super Prestige: Giro di Lombardia 2016

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I turned forty last week. Nothing feels different except all my strength has gone, my memory sucks, and everything hurts now. That, and everything makes me mad because it isn’t the way it used to be. Case in point: the Giro di Lombardia is no longer the last race of the year. (I know it hasn’t been for a while but no one counts that race in Japan or the Tour of Beijing as real races.) And they moved it up so early in the season that the leaves aren’t even falling yet. We call it the race of the falling leaves for a reason, people!

Christ, I miss the Cold War.

At least we can count on @pedale-forchetta to be at the roadside, delivering the most badass photos on the most badass part of the route.

For those of you entering the VSP, don’t let the fact that Paris-Tours and the Words haven’t happened yet fool you. Lombardia is this weekend even though it will barely be October by the time they hit the start line. Get your picks in by the time the clock goes to zero. (Countdown clock’s been fixed, by the way, just in time for the season to end – you’re welcome.)

Kick it.

Final Race Results
1. CHAVES RUBIO Johan Esteban
2. ROSA Diego
3. URAN URAN Rigoberto
4. BARDET Romain
5. VILLELLA Davide
Final VSP Results
1. dancollins (14 points)
2. Minnesota Expat (9 points)
3. Randy C (8 points)
4. Lhotse (8 points)
5. ErikdR (7 points)
6. Harminator (7 points)
7. the Engine (6 points)
8. weasel (4 points)
9. RobSandy (4 points)
10. ramenvelo (4 points)
11. xyxax (4 points)
12. Kay_Jay (3 points)
13. TheDon (3 points)
14. dyalander (3 points)
15. Heusdens (3 points)
16. freddy (2 points)
17. Kevin (2 points)
18. Tom Mc (2 points)
19. chuckp (2 points)
20. BaltoSteve (2 points)
21. VirenqueforeVer (2 points)
22. JCM (2 points)
23. Bianchi Denti (1 points)
24. piwakawaka (1 points)
25. sthilzy (1 points)
26. TheVid (1 points)
27. Erik (1 points)
28. MangoDave (1 points)
29. Nicholas (1 points)
30. Byron (1 points)
31. dinosaurJR (1 points)
32. Lebowski Achiever (1 points)
33. tony macaroni (1 points)
34. BacklashJack (1 points)
35. wiscot (1 points)
36. Jay (1 points)
37. Clingon (1 points)
38. ojhart (1 points)
39. taon24 (0 points)
40. Rick (0 points)
41. Kunanyi (0 points)
42. Barracuda (0 points)
43. Ccos (0 points)
44. Owen (0 points)
45. Bart (0 points)
46. Adrian (0 points)
47. KogaLover (0 points)
48. Teocalli (0 points)
49. Jed (0 points)
50. fenlander (0 points)
51. DVMR (0 points)
52. Steve Trice (0 points)
53. cycleman3000 (0 points)
54. R00tdown (0 points)
55. Phillip Mercer (0 points)
56. Yagerbomb (0 points)
57. Fred (0 points)
58. Rigid (0 points)
59. GoldenGorilla (0 points)
60. osbk67 (0 points)
61. JohnB (0 points)
62. Strictly Amateur / The GCW (0 points)
63. 1860 (0 points)
64. Jansen (0 points)
65. JonnyG (0 points)
66. Snowy (0 points)
67. MikeK (0 points)
68. Quadzilla (0 points)
69. John Irvine (0 points)
70. Ron (0 points)
71. Haldy (0 points)
72. CanuckChuck (0 points)
73. Monti Martani (0 points)
74. Quasar (0 points)
75. LeoTea (0 points)

// Velominati Super Prestige

  1. VSP PICKS:

    1. Diego Ulissi
    2. Dan Martin
    3. Wout Poels
    4. Simon Yates
    5. Rigoberto Uran
  2. VSP PICKS:

    1. Julian Alaphilippe
    2. Dan Martin
    3. Philippe Gilbert
    4. Gianluca Brambilla
    5. Simon Yates
  3. Happy belated birthday, Big Frank!

    I’m getting old too, and my body is letting me know. I play futbol twice a week on an artificial surface. Considering I played college sports on one as well, my body is pretty tired of 20 years of that pounding on my joints and lower back

    . NOT easy getting out of bed the next day, my ankles and feet as so stiff I have to walk like a peg leg until they loosen up.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Julian Alaphilipe
    2. Bauke Mollema
    3. Dan Martin
    4. Fabio Aru
    5. Greg van Avermaet
  4. Cycling weather is finally upon us in Arizona!

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Dan Martin
    2. Rigoberto Uran
    3. Wout Poels
    4. Julian Alaphilipe
    5. Bauke Mollema
  5. Contador out. Uran in. All my picks are dark horses (‘cept maybe Martin).

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Igor Anton Hernandez
    2. Darwin Atapuma
    3. Dan Martin
    4. Damiano Cunego
    5. Rigoberto Uran
  6. Contador’s out with the flu.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Alaphilippe
    2. Chaves
    3. Atapuma
    4. Dan Martin
    5. Aru
  7. VSP PICKS:

    1. Martin
    2. Glibert
    3. Alaphilppe
    4. Valverde
    5. Gallopin
  8. @BacklashJack

    Cycling weather is finally upon us in Arizona!

    San Antonio too! Finally, I can ride at 3:00 in the afternoon and the heat index isn’t 110F.

  9. VSP PICKS:

    1. Cheeky Chaves
    2. Alaphilipe
    3. GVA
    4. Dan F Martin
    5. Mollema
  10. Is the VSP still going? Well, let’s put in some picks.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Johan Esteban Chaves
    2. Julian Alaphilippe
    3. Romain Bardet
    4. Bauke Mollema
    5. Fabio Aru
  11. ..

  12. More Very Shitty Picks.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Dan Martin
    2. Chaves
    3. Alaphillippe
    4. Mollema
    5. Aru
  13. VSP PICKS:

    1. Alaphillippe
    2. Aru
    3. Valverde
    4. Moreno
    5. Martin, Dan
  14. whoever wins, will spring from elite company. the course profile is vicious.

  15. And another roll of the dice!

    VSP PICKS:

    1. ALAPHILIPPE Julian
    2. ARU Fabio
    3. BARDET Romain
    4. BOASSON HAGEN Edvald
    5. CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban
  16. I can’t win the overall, even if my picks are perfect, but what the heck? So close with the Vuelta…

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Wout Poels
    2. Dan Martin
    3. Esteban Chaves
    4. Greg Van Avermaet
    5. Rui Costa
  17. yates is out – Martin instead

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Allaphillipe
    2. Contador
    3. Steve Cummings
    4. Anacona
    5. Martin
  18. Crap shoot, but I love Brambilla. I think it’ll come down to who can descend.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Uran, Rigoberto
    2. Brambilla, Gianluca
    3. Chaves, Estaban
    4. Moreno, Dani
    5. Bardet, Romain
  19. VSP PICKS:

    1. Allaphillipe
    2. Contador
    3. Steve Cummings
    4. Anacona
    5. Dan Martin
  20. VSP PICKS:

    1. Dan Martin
    2. Wout Poels
    3. Ed Boasson-Hagen
    4. Esteban Chaves
    5. Romain Bardet
  21. I totally re-thought my predictions based on recent form, team-mates and experience

    . This will be a great race. I wonder how Woods will do this time around.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Poels
    2. Aru
    3. Martin
    4. Uran
    5. Chaves
  22. VSP PICKS:

    1. E. Chaves
    2. J. Alaphilippe
    3. R. Uran
    4. R. Bardet
    5. Dani Moeno
  23. VSP PICKS:

    1. Esteban Chavez
    2. Romain Bardet
    3. Woet Poels
    4. Miguel Angel Lopez
    5. Jakob Fuglsang
  24. VSP PICKS:

    1. Alaphilippe
    2. Uran
    3. Bardet
    4. Gilbert
    5. Mollema
  25. VSP PICKS:

    1. Rigoberto Uran
    2. Diego Ulissi
    3. Philippe Gilbert
    4. Simon Yates
    5. Gianluca Brambilla
  26. And more changes…

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Aru
    2. Poels
    3. Adam Yates
    4. Majka
    5. Bardet
  27. VSP PICKS:

    1. Poels
    2. Aru
    3. Dan Martin
    4. Uran
    5. Chaves
  28. VSP PICKS:

    1. Esteban Chaves
    2. Greg Van Avermaet
    3. Dan Martin
    4. Rigoberto Uran
    5. Joaquim Rodriguez
  29. VSP PICKS:

    1. ALAPHILIPPE Julian
    2. YATES Simon
    3. MAJKA Rafal
    4. ARU Fabio
    5. BRAMBILLA Gianluca
  30. VSP PICKS:

    1. Johan Esteban Chaves
    2. Rigoberto Uran
    3. Romain Bardet
    4. Bauke Mollema
    5. Fabio Aru
  31. Contador out of the race with flu.

  32. VSP PICKS:

    1. Brambilla, Gianluca
    2. Bardet, Romain
    3. Poels, Wouter
    4. Chaves, Esteban
    5. Martin, Daniel
  33. VSP PICKS:

    1. Martin
    2. van Avermaet
    3. Bardet
    4. Alaphillippe
    5. Aru
  34. VSP PICKS:

    1. Martin Dan
    2. van Avermaet
    3. Bardet
    4. Alaphillippe
    5. Aru
  35. VSP PICKS:

    1. Alaphilippe
    2. Barguil
    3. Chaves
    4. Bardet
    5. Aru
  36. VSP PICKS:

    1. Dan Martin
    2. Warren Barguil
    3. Julian Alaphilippe
    4. Fabio Aru
    5. Gianluca Brambilla
  37. VSP PICKS:

    1. Dan martin
    2. Wout poels
    3. Allaphillipe
    4. Golden Greg van A
    5. Nico Roche
  38. Falling, leaves.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Uran Rigs
    2. Moreno Danny
    3. D. Martin
    4. Not built in a Bardet
    5. Valverde AJ
  39. Good race! And Dan Collins nailed it!

  40. Meatloaf said 2 out of 3 ain’t bad. I got 2 out of 5. Oh well, c’est la vie.

  41. That was a great finale. I didn’t put Chaves in my picks because I didn’t think his season could get better. Hat tip to him.

  42. @Erik

    That was a great finale. I didn’t put Chaves in my picks because I didn’t think his season could get better. Hat tip to him.

    Just remembered that this may be my last pick with the leaf badge. I’ve had it twice. It will be missed.

  43. Dan Collins opens up a vital gap on Bianchi Denti with another solid performance. Could there be some VSPUE manipulation?

    Final Race Results
    1. CHAVES RUBIO Johan Esteban
    2. ROSA Diego
    3. URAN URAN Rigoberto
    4. BARDET Romain
    5. VILLELLA Davide

    Final VSP Results
    1. dancollins (14 points)
    2. Minnesota Expat (9 points)
    3. Randy C (8 points)
    4. Lhotse (8 points)
    5. ErikdR (7 points)
    6. Harminator (7 points)
    7. the Engine (6 points)
    8. weasel (4 points)
    9. RobSandy (4 points)
    10. ramenvelo (4 points)
    11. xyxax (4 points)
    12. Kay_Jay (3 points)
    13. TheDon (3 points)
    14. dyalander (3 points)
    15. Heusdens (3 points)
    16. freddy (2 points)
    17. Kevin (2 points)
    18. Tom Mc (2 points)
    19. chuckp (2 points)
    20. BaltoSteve (2 points)
    21. VirenqueforeVer (2 points)
    22. JCM (2 points)
    23. Bianchi Denti (1 points)
    24. piwakawaka (1 points)
    25. sthilzy (1 points)
    26. TheVid (1 points)
    27. Erik (1 points)
    28. MangoDave (1 points)
    29. Nicholas (1 points)
    30. Byron (1 points)
    31. dinosaurJR (1 points)
    32. Lebowski Achiever (1 points)
    33. tony macaroni (1 points)
    34. BacklashJack (1 points)
    35. wiscot (1 points)
    36. Jay (1 points)
    37. Clingon (1 points)
    38. ojhart (1 points)
    39. taon24 (0 points)
    40. Rick (0 points)
    41. Kunanyi (0 points)
    42. Barracuda (0 points)
    43. Ccos (0 points)
    44. Owen (0 points)
    45. Bart (0 points)
    46. Adrian (0 points)
    47. KogaLover (0 points)
    48. Teocalli (0 points)
    49. Jed (0 points)
    50. fenlander (0 points)
    51. DVMR (0 points)
    52. Steve Trice (0 points)
    53. cycleman3000 (0 points)
    54. R00tdown (0 points)
    55. Phillip Mercer (0 points)
    56. Yagerbomb (0 points)
    57. Fred (0 points)
    58. Rigid (0 points)
    59. GoldenGorilla (0 points)
    60. osbk67 (0 points)
    61. JohnB (0 points)
    62. Strictly Amateur / The GCW (0 points)
    63. 1860 (0 points)
    64. Jansen (0 points)
    65. JonnyG (0 points)
    66. Snowy (0 points)
    67. MikeK (0 points)
    68. Quadzilla (0 points)
    69. John Irvine (0 points)
    70. Ron (0 points)
    71. Haldy (0 points)
    72. CanuckChuck (0 points)
    73. Monti Martani (0 points)
    74. Quasar (0 points)

    75. LeoTea (0 points)

    2016 VSP G.C.

    1. dancollins (196 points)
    2. ramenvelo (185 points)
    3. ojhart (184 points)
    4. Bianchi Denti (176 points)
    5. Kevin (176 points)
    6. Yagerbomb (170 points)
    7. LeoTea (164 points)
    8. snowy (163 points)
    9. il muro di manayunk (162 points)
    10. xyxax (161 points)
    11. the Engine (154 points)
    12. RobSandy (147 points)
    13. Clingon (147 points)
    14. Chica (147 points)
    15. Heusdens (147 points)
    16. CanuckChuck (146 points)
    17. R00tdown (142 points)
    18. Lewbowski Achiever (141 points)
    19. Jed (140 points)
    20. Quasar (139 points)
    21. tony macaroni (138 points)
    22. Father of Four (137 points)
    23. TheDon (136 points)
    24. Michael Keeler (133 points)
    25. Tom Mc (132 points)
    26. osbk67 (132 points)
    27. chuckp (132 points)
    28. Erik (130 points)
    29. Buck Rogers (121 points)
    30. Rom (121 points)
    31. KogaLover (121 points)
    32. Craig Taylor (120 points)
    33. Wietse Verbrugghe (119 points)
    34. JohnB (118 points)
    35. oneninefiveninesix (118 points)
    36. Jay (117 points)
    37. 1860 (116 points)
    38. Matthew M (116 points)
    39. JonnyG (115 points)
    40. taon24 (115 points)
    41. Al__S (115 points)
    42. Minnesota Expat (114 points)
    43. portemat (114 points)
    44. Monti Martani (113 points)
    45. sthilzy (112 points)
    46. John Irvine (109 points)
    47. Iain of Woodbury (109 points)
    48. Teocalli (108 points)
    49. Bart Verkoelen (106 points)
    50. Two Ball Billy (106 points)
    51. Kay_Jay (106 points)
    52. eenies (105 points)
    53. Ron (105 points)
    54. BaltoSteve (105 points)
    55. Harminator (105 points)
    56. VbyV (100 points)
    57. wiscot (99 points)
    58. JCM (99 points)
    59. Byron (99 points)
    60. Rob (97 points)
    61. Rigid (96 points)
    62. foggypeake (95 points)
    63. VirenqueforeVer (94 points)
    64. TheVid (93 points)
    65. cycleman3000 (92 points)
    66. Ccos (91 points)
    67. Haldy (91 points)
    68. fenlander (90 points)
    69. Phillip Mercer (90 points)
    70. Paul R. Pival (88 points)
    71. CORSEDK (87 points)
    72. SamV (87 points)
    73. Tobin (87 points)
    74. imakecircles (86 points)
    75. Nicholas (84 points)
    76. Kunanyi (83 points)
    77. brett (83 points)
    78. Lukas (83 points)
    79. freddy (82 points)
    80. Barracuda (82 points)
    81. Vbikes (81 points)
    82. Duende (81 points)
    83. Jansen (81 points)
    84. dinosaurJR (80 points)
    85. piwakawaka (80 points)
    86. MangoDave (80 points)
    87. Fabshiddenmotor (80 points)
    88. Fred (79 points)
    89. Pot Belj (79 points)
    90. Canucklehead (79 points)
    91. gilly (79 points)
    92. bwjosh (77 points)
    93. BarTapeMummy (76 points)
    94. Mikael Liddy (74 points)
    95. mulebeatsdrums (69 points)
    96. The Grande Fondue (67 points)
    97. dyalander (67 points)
    98. frank (66 points)
    99. bea (66 points)
    100. bsqueeze (66 points)
    101. BacklashJack (65 points)
    102. GoldenGorilla (63 points)
    103. oligali (63 points)
    104. Guy (63 points)
    105. Roobar (62 points)
    106. justindcady (61 points)
    107. Patrick (61 points)
    108. dpalazzo (59 points)
    109. LawnCzar (58 points)
    110. fignons barber (58 points)
    111. plynie (57 points)
    112. simonsaunders (55 points)
    113. gmk69 (54 points)
    114. Adrian (53 points)
    115. il ciclista medio (53 points)
    116. Randy C (53 points)
    117. DavyMuur (52 points)
    118. Cameron W (51 points)
    119. universo (49 points)
    120. Radar (49 points)
    121. chris (47 points)
    122. AJ (47 points)
    123. Ben Anderson (46 points)
    124. Skip (46 points)
    125. Geraint (45 points)
    126. Roberto Marques (45 points)
    127. RedRanger (44 points)
    128. oldensteel (42 points)
    129. hudson (42 points)
    130. Rusty Gramm (42 points)
    131. KilosPerWatt (42 points)
    132. litvi (41 points)
    133. mulebeatsdrums (41 points)
    134. moondance (38 points)
    135. Steampunk (35 points)
    136. ziggy (35 points)
    137. Rafael Ribeiro (33 points)
    138. Geordi (31 points)
    139. jumpiestmuffin (31 points)
    140. Stefan (30 points)
    141. Neil (30 points)
    142. bobthecat (30 points)
    143. wilburrox (30 points)
    144. Noel (30 points)
    145. fly (29 points)
    146. Crankshaft (29 points)
    147. Steve Trice (28 points)
    148. Tom McCarthy (28 points)
    149. Steve T (28 points)
    150. Slowtrane (26 points)
    151. Owen (25 points)
    152. ErikdR (25 points)
    153. Verbrugghe David (25 points)
    154. Kenny Bania (24 points)
    155. Gianni (23 points)
    156. CJ@178 (21 points)
    157. DAccordi Rider (21 points)
    158. Chickenmcnasty (20 points)
    159. chui (19 points)
    160. aaus (19 points)
    161. TurboJoe (19 points)
    162. Roberto F (19 points)
    163. seemunkee (18 points)
    164. AlDunc (18 points)
    165. paris (17 points)
    166. dark42echo (17 points)
    167. Hansen (16 points)
    168. PT (16 points)
    169. zeitzmar (16 points)
    170. Rick (15 points)
    171. Olli (14 points)
    172. VeloVita (14 points)
    173. ColinS (13 points)
    174. BigHOSH (13 points)
    175. Cullen (13 points)
    176. craigo (12 points)
    177. justinevan88 (12 points)
    178. vitihv (12 points)
    179. feub (12 points)
    180. GiantBars (12 points)
    181. Pulo (12 points)
    182. Krise (12 points)
    183. Scott Shannon (11 points)
    184. kyle (11 points)
    185. sinikl (11 points)
    186. Bill Chris (11 points)
    187. Philonius (11 points)
    188. Alex (11 points)
    189. Jerry H (11 points)
    190. minion (10 points)
    191. elzrocks (10 points)
    192. John (10 points)
    193. Giotto (10 points)
    194. Luis Muñoz (9 points)
    195. LIIIXI (9 points)
    196. Rubin Christophe (9 points)
    197. Wheelsucka (9 points)
    198. MrTomes (9 points)
    199. Miguel (9 points)
    200. stooge (9 points)
    201. Curly (9 points)
    202. Dbsaia (9 points)
    203. dyalander (9 points)
    204. Bernie (9 points)
    205. Bruce Lee (9 points)
    206. Tartan1749 (9 points)
    207. 1km2go (9 points)
    208. Kyle (8 points)
    209. Mark Wald (8 points)
    210. Lhotse (8 points)
    211. damien connell (8 points)
    212. Evan (8 points)
    213. Fernando Fert (8 points)
    214. Chris Murphy (7 points)
    215. Ted G (7 points)
    216. Carel (7 points)
    217. Cary (7 points)
    218. V-olcano (6 points)
    219. Nick Malaperiman (6 points)
    220. Joel (6 points)
    221. Bill Kellagher (6 points)
    222. mpalazzi92 (6 points)
    223. John Leddy (5 points)
    224. Alex Todo (5 points)
    225. Gervais (4 points)
    226. edster99 (4 points)
    227. David (4 points)
    228. Kah Chan (4 points)
    229. Barry Harman (4 points)
    230. Cass (4 points)
    231. weasel (4 points)
    232. Christer Johansson (3 points)
    233. mitch66 (3 points)
    234. Steve (3 points)
    235. Griffo (3 points)
    236. Cats Whiskers Wheels (3 points)
    237. pedro (3 points)
    238. vshildebrand (3 points)
    239. ChrisO (3 points)
    240. asyax (2 points)
    241. DeKerr (2 points)
    242. Ryan (2 points)
    243. HeinrichHausslersHairstyle (2 points)
    244. Richard Barry (2 points)
    245. Steve Collins (2 points)
    246. Peeter Black (2 points)
    247. Drew Chaplain (2 points)
    248. jboandrews (2 points)
    249. specul00s (2 points)
    250. CrankySheds (2 points)
    251. Martin (2 points)
    252. Paulo Filho (2 points)
    253. Koensie (2 points)
    254. Heihachi (2 points)
    255. Peyton (2 points)
    256. dyalander (2 points)
    257. RickG (2 points)
    258. JAIA (2 points)
    259. jason hamlin (2 points)
    260. CrankySheds (1 points)
    261. UHJ (1 points)
    262. Richo (1 points)
    263. Michael Loftus (1 points)
    264. dllm (1 points)
    265. hoot (1 points)
    266. Rick_E (1 points)
    267. Rafael Ribeiro (1 points)
    268. patwashere (1 points)
    269. EdwinJames (1 points)
    270. Raul Franco (1 points)
    271. Elliott Joseph (1 points)
    272. Michael Eafanti (1 points)
    273. Ryan Saranchuk (1 points)
    274. Dan Jackson (1 points)
    275. apzarieta (1 points)
    276. Alex Middleton (1 points)
    277. Tim (1 points)
    278. Tulio (1 points)
    279. ttowntrash (1 points)
    280. BikeMike (1 points)
    281. Drew (1 points)
    282. El (1 points)
    283. Liam Cahill (1 points)
    284. Eli Curt (1 points)
    285. El (1 points)
    286. Derek (1 points)
    287. Finn (1 points)
    288. Shane Courtney (1 points)
    289. VeloJello (1 points)
    290. GordoGreatBelly (1 points)
    291. Joey Greegor (1 points)
    292. Shatterhand (1 points)
    293. Tristan Denton (1 points)
    294. jim arrowsmith (0 points)
    295. Bat Chainpuller (0 points)
    296. Cillian Cook (0 points)
    297. BigRosey (0 points)
    298. David Booth Beers (0 points)
    299. Jason M. (0 points)
    300. schall und rauch (0 points)
    301. jelle verdoes (0 points)
    302. Eddie (0 points)
    303. Ted G (0 points)
    304. BatDan (0 points)
    305. Duntov (0 points)
    306. bordakotontorra (0 points)
    307. Nicholas Collins (0 points)

    308. Strictly Amateur / The GCW (0 points)

  44. Congrats to @dancollins! A fine season-long performance. Squeeky-close for positions 2-10.

    Thanks to all the sponsors for encouraging us to gaze into our crystal balls. My winter project is to scrub the inch-thick layer of shite off mine.

    Stoked for the wee man Esteban! A very worthy winner indeed.

  45. @Brett

    OK, I’ll bite. What is VSPUE manipulation? Some of us old guys are a bit dense.

  46. @Brett

    Dan Collins opens up a vital gap on Bianchi Denti with another solid performance. Could there be some VSPUE manipulation?

    I know you’re kidding, but Dan is very consistent. Especially when you check out the last few years of the VSP. Everyone would do well (especially me), to stop doing so much research and just mirror Dan’s picks!

  47. @dancollins

    @Brett

    OK, I’ll bite. What is VSPUE manipulation? Some of us old guys are a bit dense.

    TUE………..becomes……….

  48. @Teocalli

    Thank you. I was searching the Lexicon to try to find out what it means. I am one of those cycling fanboys that now completely ignores all the drug use issues. The whole Lance Armstrong thing almost ruined my love for the sport, so my answer to that has been to keep myself in blissful ignorance about all the drug use issues. I even had to look up what “TUE” really meant because I don’t read anything that discusses those issues. This year has had some of the best racing I’ve seen in years (both women and men), so I hate to see the road season end. I’ll crawl back under my rock now.

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