Velominati Super Prestige: Milano Sanremo 2017

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.
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211 Replies to “Velominati Super Prestige: Milano Sanremo 2017”

  1. @Lebowski Achiever

    So awesome this has nothing to do with Trump.

    You just had to do it, right, you couldn’t let it go, you had to spoil the fun by mentioning The Man.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Diggin’ Cold
    2. The Sagman
    3. Van Avermait
    4. Via Ria Gaverola
    5. Quiet Cough Ski
  2. Another year of wild guessing!

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Peter Sagan
    2. Caleb Ewan
    3. Mark Cavendish
    4. Alexander Kristoff
    5. Elia Viviani
  3. On another note, can anyone tell me how to change my password? I keep getting sent the same link that just takes me back to the previous page. Can’t find any info.

    Much obliged and good luck everyone!

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Van Avermaet
    2. Sagan
    3. Trentin
    4. Kristoff
    5. Gallopin
  4. @Harminator

    Decimated bunch sprint”

     

    Just watched last year’s MSR again on the rollers yesterday and I cannot believe that Sagan will not push so much harder this year on the Poggio.  He just kept sitting in and riding easy, no one attacked on the Poggio until the final 500-700 meters and then they all came to the sprint together.  If Gaviria had not crashed, I am not sure who would have won.

    With Sagan’s strength (see his recent stage wins in T-A on both flats and hills), you’d think that he would want to separate out the sprinters from the group and then outsprint the remainders on the final stretch (and I bet there will not be too much holding onto cars on the Cipressa and Poggio this year after last year’s fiasco).

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Peter Fucking Sagan
    2. Backseat Rider Demare
    3. Diarrhea Gaviria
    4. Cabbage head Degenkolb
    5. Kumquatski
  5. @Teocalli

    Thanks for your reply. My problem is I have forgotten my password but it is saved on my home PC so I can log in here but nowhere else. When I choose the ‘lost password’ link it emails me another link which just goes back to the same ‘lost password’ link and so on. I hope this makes sense!?

  6. VSP PICKS:

    1. Fernando Gaviria
    2. Peter Sagan
    3. Arnaud Démare
    4. John Degenkolb
    5. Michal Kwiatkowski
  7. VSP PICKS:

    1. Peter Sagan
    2. Fernando Gaviria
    3. Michael Matthews
    4. Arnaud Démare
    5. Sonny Colbrelli
  8. VSP PICKS:

    1. Peter Sagan
    2. Greg Van Avermaet
    3. Mark Cavendish
    4. Michael Matthews
    5. Alexander Kristoff
  9. Let’s not hope for Rule #9 conditions, or we’ll have to read interviews and tweets until the Ronde about how the racers are not animals and us fans are bastards for enjoying the spectacle.

    Right on, Buck! Yeah, just give away some simple things – apron, decals, jersey, cap, etc. Let us Followers buy our own bikes, it gives us the chance to deceive our better half…

  10. I’ve missed this! Viva VSP!

    @frank May I suggest gruppos or wheelsets for prizes? Personally I’d love a nice frame, but I understand the reservations.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Sagan
    2. Degenkolb
    3. Van Avermaet
    4. Gaviria
    5. Boassen Hagen
  11. Jesus Christ, what kind of nincompoop (that’s right, I said nincompoop!) would turn their nose up at a hand-built custom frame? Send them my way if you don’t want them, cheers lads.

  12. VSP PICKS:

    1. CAVENDISH Mark
    2. KRISTOFF Alexander
    3. GAVIRIA RENDON Fernando
    4. BOUHANNI Nacer
    5. SAGAN Peter
  13. Only three weeks until I’m riding a Flandrian Classic myself – just throwing that in there…

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Peter Haribo Sagan
    2. Fernando Heavily Backed Gaviria
    3. Arnaud Team Car Demare
    4. John Degencobble
    5. Alexander Well Prepared Kristof
  14. VSP PICKS:

    1. VAN AVERMAET Greg
    2. SAGAN Peter
    3. CAVENDISH Mark
    4. KRISTOFF Alexander
    5. DEMARE Arnaud
  15. VSP PICKS:

    1. Peter Sagan
    2. Fernando Gaviria
    3. John Degenkolb
    4. Nacer Bouhanni
    5. Alexander Kristoff
  16. Changing it up, can’t bet against my man Sags.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Sagwagon
    2. Che Gaviria
    3. The Mayor
    4. Kris Pistoffagain
    5. Colbrelli
  17. Final:

    Sag

    Kristoff

    Demare

    Bling

    Stuyven

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Sagan
    2. Kristoff
    3. demare
    4. Bling
    5. Stuyven
  18. VSP PICKS:

    1. SAGAN, Peter
    2. GAVIRIA, Fernando
    3. CAVENDISH, Mark
    4. DEGENKOLB, John
    5. MATTHEWS, Michael

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