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)
76. ccunix (2 points)
77. Erik (2 points)
78. Stefaan (2 points)
79. MangoDave (2 points)
80. hombre_U (2 points)
81. Pot Belj (2 points)
82. DavidO (2 points)
83. Cary (2 points)
84. LeoTea (2 points)
85. The Grande Fondue (2 points)
86. RAFAEL OLIVEIRA RIBEIRO (2 points)
87. Roberto Marques (2 points)
88. Monti Martani (2 points)
89. TXGUNslinger (2 points)
90. Harminator (2 points)
91. il ciclista medio (2 points)
92. Hopey (2 points)
93. ErikdR (2 points)
94. foggypeake (2 points)
95. mulebeatsdrums (2 points)
96. Two Ball Billy (2 points)
97. Kyle (2 points)
98. Canucklehead (2 points)
99. JCM (2 points)
100. osbk67 (2 points)
101. Minnesota Expat (2 points)
102. xyxax (2 points)
103. portemat (2 points)
104. Kay_Jay (2 points)
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. @TurboJoe Hover over your name top right, select Settings, General – or is it after that you are coming unstuck?

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    VSP PICKS:

    1. Swift
    2. Trentin
    3. Viviani
    4. Pozzatto
    5. Gaviria
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  2. VSP Picks

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  3. @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!?

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  4. VSP PICKS:

    1. Fernando Gaviria
    2. Peter Sagan
    3. Arnaud Démare
    4. John Degenkolb
    5. Michal Kwiatkowski
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  5. @TurboJoe Ah I see. I think your problem goes to the “@Frank – help please” tray.

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  6. VSP PICKS:

    1. Cummings
    2. Bakelants
    3. Ballerini
    4. Swift
    5. Gatto
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  8. @KogaLover Apologies! It just slipped out. No more. Only charged debates about gruppos.

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  9. VSP PICKS:

    1. Peter Sagan
    2. Fernando Gaviria
    3. Michael Matthews
    4. Arnaud Démare
    5. Sonny Colbrelli
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  10. @Teocalli Thank you!

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  11. VSP PICKS:

    1. Sagan
    2. Degenkolb
    3. Boonen
    4. Van Avermaet
    5. Viviani
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  12. VSP PICKS:

    1. Peter Sagan
    2. Greg Van Avermaet
    3. Mark Cavendish
    4. Michael Matthews
    5. Alexander Kristoff
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  13. 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…

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  14. 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
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  15. VSP PICKS:

    1. Cummings
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  16. VSP PICKS:

    1. Matthews
    2. Sagan
    3. Van Avermaet
    4. Cummings
    5. Swift
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  17. VSP PICKS:

    1. Gaviria
    2. Sagan
    3. Matthews
    4. Kristoff
    5. Van Avermaet
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  18. 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.

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  19. VSP PICKS:

    1. CAVENDISH Mark
    2. KRISTOFF Alexander
    3. GAVIRIA RENDON Fernando
    4. BOUHANNI Nacer
    5. SAGAN Peter
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  20. 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
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  21. VSP PICKS:

    1. Kristoff
    2. Matthews
    3. Sagan
    4. Degenkolb
    5. Gaviria
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  22. My pick

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  23. VSP Picks VSP PICKS:

    1. Swift
    2. Trentin
    3. Viviani
    4. Pozzato
    5. Gaviria
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  24. @the Engine There weeks? Perhaps closer to 2? VSP PICKS:

    1. viviani
    2. demare
    3. gaviria
    4. van av I mate
    5. sagan
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  25. There = Three, obviously

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  26. VSP PICKS:

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

    1. Sagan
    2. Van Avermaet
    3. Gaviria
    4. Kristoff
    5. Cavendish
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  28. VSP PICKS:

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

    1. Peter Sagan
    2. Fernando Gaviria
    3. John Degenkolb
    4. Nacer Bouhanni
    5. Alexander Kristoff
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  30. 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
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  31. Switching it up: Sag Kristoff Demare Bling Stuyven https://twitter.com/quickstepteam/status/842675969261539328/photo/1 VSP PICKS:

    1. Sagan
    2. Kristoff
    3. Bling
    4. Demare
    5. Stuyven
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  32. Final:

    Sag

    Kristoff

    Demare

    Bling

    Stuyven

    VSP PICKS:

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

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

    1. Sagan
    2. Mathews
    3. Kristoff
    4. Bouhanni
    5. Degenkolb
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  35. VSP PICKS:

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

    1. Sagan
    2. VanAvermaet
    3. Gaviria
    4. Degenkolb
    5. Viviani
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  37. @Teocalli

    There = Three, obviously

    It was encripted.

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  38. VSP PICKS:

    1. Elia Viviani
    2. Fernando Gaviria
    3. Caleb Ewan
    4. John Degenkolb
    5. Ben Swift
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  39. VSP PICKS:

    1. KRISTOFF Alexander
    2. SAGAN Peter
    3. MATTHEWS Michael
    4. DEGENKOLB John
    5. DEMARE Arnaud
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  40. VSP Picks:

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  41. VSP PICKS:

    1. Sagan
    2. VanAvermaet
    3. Demare
    4. Wellens
    5. Kristoff
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  42. If you use a VPN like Hola you can mirror a EU IP address and watch a Euro stream while in the US. Just sayin. Just need to learn the local language then.

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  43. Gav should have won last year before his brainfade crash – fastest guy likely to make it to the finish. MSR always a bundle of likely and unlikely names in the final selection. VSP PICKS:

    1. Gaviria
    2. Saggy
    3. Kristoff
    4. Matthews
    5. Colbrelli
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  44. @KogaLover Not my best move, I admit. I’ll limit future indiscretions to arguments over choice of gruppo. VSP PICKS:

    1. Gaviria
    2. Sagan
    3. Kristoff
    4. Degenkolb
    5. Ewan
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  45. Man, I’ve missed this! Early season shots in the dark, but hoping for at least a few points on the board. Ride like hell for leather, lads! VSP PICKS:

    1. Peter Sagan
    2. Fernando Gaviria
    3. Alexander Kristoff
    4. Greg van Avermaet
    5. Michael Matthews
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  46. MSR picks. VSP PICKS:

    1. Sagan, Peter
    2. Gaviria, Fernando
    3. Van Avermaet, Greg
    4. Degenkolb, John
    5. Trentin, Matteo
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  47. VSP PICKS:

    1. Fernando Gaviria
    2. Peter Sagan
    3. John Degenkolb
    4. Mark Cavendish
    5. Alexander Kristoff
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  48. VSP PICKS:

    1. Pete S
    2. Bling
    3. Van Avermaet
    4. Degenkolb
    5. Gaviria
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  49. VSP PICKS:

    1. Cavendish
    2. Peter Sagan
    3. Gaviria
    4. Van Avermaet
    5. Caleb Ewan
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