Dare we be so bold as to hope for Rule #9?

Velominati Super Prestige: Milano Sanremo 2017

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Well, that didn’t go as expected. It was over a month ago the last time I wrote an article and every day since then, I’ve thought a thought something along the lines of, “Tomorrow, I write.” The funny thing about Tomorrow is that it never comes. My favorite band, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, even wrote a song about it back when I was still impressionable and even then I didn’t catch onto the whole “Today, I write” concept.

Daylight Savings happened over here. That’s always a big deal for me because now I’m officially able to ride after work without headlights. Which, if I was riding as much as I should, would be very important to me. Which I’m not. Although I have to say I’m stunned by how strong I am every time I do manage to ride my bike. And how incredible it feels to hurt. Afterwards, my legs remind me of this life. It is an important voyage back to the mothership, even when I’m not able to make as many visits as I’d like.

Like family.

Milano Sanremo is on Saturday, and I’m ashamed to say we haven’t sorted out the prizes yet for this year’s edition, though there certainly will be some. As it turns out, a free frame to the winner is not always a welcome thing in terms of cash outlay to get the bike up and running so we’re looking at some other options this go around. In any case, we have a cracking edition on our hands. Based on the racing so far this year, either everyone is clean or everyone is on the next thing – either way, the racing is spot-the-fuck-on. Can’t wait to see what the riders are going to pull out.

I’m behind on updating the schedule but will do any day now. Keep on holding your breath. Rest assured, get your picks in by the time the clock goes to zero and you’ll get your points. Good luck and more than anything – have fun! And now for some regularity on the whole writing bit. Not that that’s why you lot come around here.

VLVV.

Final Race Results
1. KWIATKOWSKI Michal
2. SAGAN Peter
3. ALAPHILIPPE Julian
4. KRISTOFF Alexander
5. GAVIRIA Fernando
Final VSP Results
1. Skip (10 points)
2. Harry (10 points)
3. TheDon (9 points)
4. Haldy (9 points)
5. TurboJoe (8 points)
6. cycleman3000 (8 points)
7. dyalander (7 points)
8. JonnyG (7 points)
9. David van Dijk (7 points)
10. ClamSauce (7 points)
11. schall und rauch (7 points)
12. Lebowski Achiever (7 points)
13. Adrian (7 points)
14. Quadzilla (7 points)
15. Gervais (7 points)
16. Kunanyi (6 points)
17. sthilzy (6 points)
18. RobSandy (6 points)
19. Peter (6 points)
20. KogaLover (6 points)
21. chuckp (6 points)
22. chris (6 points)
23. Harry (6 points)
24. JohnB (6 points)
25. Randy C (6 points)
26. JayTee (6 points)
27. Paul Woodhouse (6 points)
28. Bianchi Denti (6 points)
29. Cameron W (6 points)
30. dancollins (6 points)
31. Geordi (6 points)
32. Brett (5 points)
33. Gopha (5 points)
34. Ccos (5 points)
35. Snowy (5 points)
36. Mattpmoore (5 points)
37. Steve Markham (5 points)
38. ramenvelo (5 points)
39. Ron (5 points)
40. Mike Collins (5 points)
41. John Irvine (5 points)
42. ojhart (5 points)
43. MikeK (5 points)
44. Jason Ziegler (4 points)
45. R00tdown (4 points)
46. Quasar (4 points)
47. hhbiker (4 points)
48. Rom (3 points)
49. Buck Rogers (3 points)
50. Jansen (3 points)
51. Jed (3 points)
52. 1860 (3 points)
53. Ryan Scully (3 points)
54. kixsand (3 points)
55. GoldenGorilla (3 points)
56. Stendhal (3 points)
57. Scott Shannon (3 points)
58. J. Wilkie (3 points)
59. Byron (3 points)
60. Geraint (3 points)
61. the Engine (3 points)
62. Father of Four (3 points)
63. Byron (3 points)
64. Chica (3 points)
65. Steve (3 points)
66. Clingon (3 points)
67. Fred (2 points)
68. Kevin (2 points)
69. freddy (2 points)
70. Stuart F (2 points)
71. Teocalli (2 points)
72. Rob (2 points)
73. Phil Hasty (2 points)
74. VirenqueforeVer (2 points)
75. taon24 (2 points)
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77. Erik (2 points)
78. Stefaan (2 points)
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105. Barracuda (1 points)
106. Benjamin (1 points)
107. Slowtrane (1 points)
108. Deakus (1 points)
109. Phillip Mercer (1 points)
110. wiscot (1 points)
111. Rick (1 points)
112. BaltoSteve (1 points)
113. DVMR (0 points)
114. oneninefiveninesix (0 points)
115. Magaramombi (0 points)

// Velominati Super Prestige

  1. @Fred

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Vanavermaet
    2. Demare
    3. Sagan
    4. Degenkolb
  2. So having actually read the scattered characters that you put down under the awesome picture I see that there might have been problems/complaints from someone about winning a free frame from a free website after playing a free-to-enter competition???

    Dear Jesus, Mary, and Joseph tell me that is not what happened.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Peter Fucking Sagan
    2. Backseat Rider Demare
    3. Diarrhea Gaviria
    4. Cabbage head Degenkolb
    5. Kumquatski
  3. VSP PICKS:

    1. Cavendish
    2. Demare
    3. Sagan
    4. Kwiatkowski
    5. Matthews
  4. VSP PICKS:

    1. F. Gaviria
    2. A. Démare
    3. A. Kristoff
    4. J. Degenkolb
    5. P. Sagan
  5. @Buck Rogers

    I have a week longer than I had in my minds eye to top off some early season fitness before RVV.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. viviani
    2. demare
    3. gaviria
    4. van av I mate
    5. sagan
  6. VSP PICKS:

    1. Degenkolb
    2. Boonen
    3. Van Avermaet
    4. Debusschere
    5. Sagan
  7. VSP PICKS:

    1. Sagan
    2. Cavendish
    3. Degenkolb
    4. Gaviria
    5. Viviani
  8. VSP PICKS:

    1. Greipel
    2. Gaviria
    3. Sagan
    4. Degenkolb
    5. Kristoff
  9. VSP PICKS:

    1. Peter Gummy Bear Sagan
    2. Fernando Gaviria
    3. Alexander Kristoff
    4. Arnaud Demare
    5. Sacha Modolo
  10. VSP PICKS:

    1. Cavendish
    2. Sagan
    3. Degenkolb
    4. Gaviria
    5. Van Avermaet
  11. VSP Picks:

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Gaviria
    2. Sagan
    3. Demare
    4. Degenkolb
    5. Cort
  12. It is why we come here

  13. It’s a shame Greipel seems to have given up on this race. He can handle the distance, he’s just had some bad luck over the years here and rarely gotten to the last climb without having spent energy recovering from a puncture or a crash.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Gaviria
    2. Sagan
    3. Kristoff
    4. Degenkolb
    5. Matthews
  14. VSP PICKS:

    1. Sagan
    2. Gaviria
    3. Demare
    4. Kristoff
    5. Degenkolb
  15. VSP PICKS:

    1. Sagan
    2. Gaviria
    3. Swift
    4. Demare
    5. Degenkolb
  16. Have no idea what I am doing

  17. VSP PICKS:

    1. Sagan
    2. Gaviria
    3. Cavendish
    4. Matthews
    5. Kristoff
  18. VSP PICKS:

    1. Sagan
    2. Kristoff
    3. Gaviria
    4. Demare
    5. Stuyven
  19. Looking forward to the sprinters having their day stolen away.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Sagan, Peter
    2. Demare, Arnaud
    3. Van Avermaet, Greg
    4. Kwiatowski, Michal
    5. Alaphillippe, Julian
  20. @Phil Hasty

    Have no idea what I am doing

    You think any of the rest of us do?

    VSP PICKS:

    1. viviani
    2. demare
    3. gaviria
    4. van av I mate
    5. sagan
  21. VSP PICKS:

    1. Degenkolb
    2. Kristoff
    3. Sagan
    4. Cavendish
    5. Demare
  22. VSP PICKS:

    1. Cavendish
    2. Gaviria
    3. Sagan
    4. Greg VA
    5. Demare
  23. VSP PICKS:

    1. Mark Cavendish
    2. Alexander Kristoff
  24. Large bunch sprinter teams

    will get them over the Poggio and a leader who can descend will take the day.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Mark Cavendish
    2. Alexander Kristoff
    3. John Degenkolb
    4. Arnaud Demare
    5. Elai Viviani
  25. Oh Hells yeah. It is on.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Greg Van Avermaet
    2. Alexander Kristoff
    3. Nacer Bouhanni
    4. Peter Sagan
    5. Ben Swift
  26. VSP PICKS:

    1. Diggin’ Cold
    2. The Sagman
    3. Van Avermait
    4. Via Ria Gaverola
    5. Quiet Cough Ski
  27. VSP PICKS:

    1. Sagan
    2. Matthews
    3. Gaviria
    4. Colbrelli
    5. Demare
  28. Can’t wait!

  29. VSP Picks

    1. Sagan, Peter

    2. Demare, Arnaud

    3.Van Avermaet, Greg

    4. Kwiatowski, Michal

    5. Alaphillippe, Julian

  30. Woohoo!! VSP is back! Good luck, everyone.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Sagan
    2. Matthews
    3. GVA
    4. Demare
    5. Kristoff
  31. VSP PICKS:

    1. Fernando Gaviria
    2. Peter Sagan
    3. Alexander Kristoff
    4. John Degenkolb
    5. Michael Matthews

  32. VSP PICKS:

    1. Gaviria
    2. Demare
    3. Kristoff
    4. Degenkolb
    5. Colbrelli
  33. VSP PICKS:

    1. Colbrelli
    2. Kristoff
    3. Sagan
    4. Bouhanni
    5. Degenklob
  34. VSP PICKS:

    1. Matthews
    2. Gaviria
    3. Sagan
    4. Kristoff
    5. Cavendish
  35. About f*cking time! I’m actually rooting for Sagz to win but just think the Quick Step train may be just enough to put Gaviria over the top. And I wouldn’t be unhappy if he did win. But, as we all know, La Primavera (or La Classicissima, if you prefer) is a real crap shoot.

    Also, as far as I can tell, MSR isn’t being streamed on BeIN Sports or any other outlet that I have access to in the US. FFS! I guess I’ll just have to watch whatever video SteephillTV has after the race.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Fernando Gaviria
    2. Peter Sagan
    3. John Degenkolb
    4. Arnaud Demare
    5. Mark Cavendish
  36. VSP PICKS:

    1. Kwiatkowski
    2. Van Avermat
    3. Sagan
    4. Bouhanni
    5. Gaviria
  37. VSP PICKS:

    1. You’ve got to dream; Cav
    2. More likely; Sagan
    3. Possible Probable; Gavira
    4. Maybe, who knows; Degenkolb
    5. Don’t let go of the fucking Car
  38. Snowy is unsure how this race will play out…

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Sagan
    2. Gaviria
    3. Degenkolb
    4. Kristoff
    5. Demare
  39. VSP PICKS:

    1. Greg Van Avermat
    2. Peter Sagan
    3. Gaviria
    4. Gilbert
    5. Mathews
  40. VSP PICKS:

    1. Gaviria
    2. viviani
    3. kristoff
    4. degenkolb
    5. kwiatkowski
  41. VSP PICKS:

    1. Sagan
    2. Kiwi a cough ski
    3. Degonkolb
    4. Van have a mat
    5. TomBoonen
  42. Changing my #5. Same team. Different rider. My dark horse pick.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Fernando Gaviria
    2. Peter Sagan
    3. John Degenkolb
    4. Arnaud Demare
    5. Edvald Bassoon Hagen
  43. Typo

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Fernando Gaviria
    2. Peter Sagan
    3. John Degenkolb
    4. Arnaud Demare
    5. Edvald Boasson Hagen
  44. VSP PICKS:

    1. Fernando Gaviria
    2. Peter Sagan
    3. Mark Cavendish
    4. Greg Van Avermaet
    5. John Degenkolb
  45. not sold on Sagan to win.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Demare
    2. Kristoff
    3. Bouhanni
    4. Sagan
    5. Degenkolb
  46. 1 CAVENDISH Mark

    2 SAGAN Peter

    3 BOUHANNI Nacer

    4 VIVIANI Elia

    5

    VSP PICKS:

    1. CAVENDISH Mark
    2. SAGAN Peter
    3. BOUHANNI Nacer
    4. VIVIANI Elia
    5. DEGENKOLB John
  47. Best of luck on the new season!

  48. VSP PICKS:

    1. Sagan
    2. Degenkolb
    3. Kristoff
    4. Matthews
    5. Gaviria
  49. VSP PICKS:

    1. KRISTOFF Alexander
    2. SAGAN Peter
    3. GAVIRIA Fernando
    4. DEGENKOLB John
    5. DEMARE Arnaud
  50. VSP PICKS:

    1. ALAPHILIPPE Julian
    2. KRISTOFF Alexander
    3. VIVIANI Elia
    4. SAGAN Peter
    5. DÉMARE Arnaud

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