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Velominati Super Prestige: Tour de Suisse 2014

Velominati Super Prestige: Tour de Suisse 2014

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The Tour de Suisse can be everyone’s warm-up for the Tour de France, including all you VSP dreamers. The big show seems to be the Critérium de Dauphanié this year, as far as Tour de France contenders go but the Tour de Suisse still has some big guns showing up. Twiggo is here, not for a Tour warm up, unless people are worried about Richie Porte’s lack of form. If Wiggins was drafted, we would have the potential for another Stephen Roche-Roberto Visentini affair. That would be the best but I’m getting ahead of myself.

The Swiss tour is a proper mix of time trialing and climbing but one might lose more time in the climbing than the time trialing. Rui Costa, the defending champion, has the need to win in his new white kit. Twiggo may have a need to win just to make Sky management sleep badly between now and July. Cancellara has won his home tour but he would need some special mojo to win this one. The racing may well be more interesting than the Critérium de Dauphiné as the eventual winner most likely won’t be decided on the very first day.

As always, look to the countdown timer to avoid a Delgado situation. Here is a start list.

Prizes, we remember the prizes don’t we?

  • First place overall wins a Veloforma Strada iR Velominati Edition frame in addition to the customary VSP winner’s VVorkshop Apron
  • Second place overall wins a set of hand built CR Wheelworks Arenberg wheelset in a custom Velominati paint scheme laced to orange Chris King hubs. (CR Wheelworks is Café Roubaix’s new wheel goods brand.)
  • Third place overall wins a full Velominati V-Kit with accompanying custom orange Bont Vaypor+ road shoes.

Final Race Results
1. DA COSTA, Rui
2. FRANK Mathias
3. MOLLEMA Bauke
4. MARTIN Tony
5. DUMOULIN Tom
Final VSP Results
1. Rhodri (17 points)
2. GiantBars (17 points)
3. roche kelly (17 points)
4. Jay (17 points)
5. LA Dave (17 points)
6. VeloJello (15 points)
7. Rom (14 points)
8. tony macaroni (12 points)
9. Gianni (12 points)
10. Minnesota Expat (11 points)
11. zeitzmar (11 points)
12. Yagerbomb (11 points)
13. William Blasingame (10 points)
14. LeoTea (10 points)
15. il ciclista medio (10 points)
16. Nate (9 points)
17. il muro di manayunk (9 points)
18. dyalander (9 points)
19. bunji (9 points)
20. BoogieStudio22 (9 points)
21. Geraint (9 points)
22. Father of Four (9 points)
23. The Engine (9 points)
24. wiscot (7 points)
25. therealpeel (7 points)
26. scaler911 (7 points)
27. moondance (7 points)
28. Mikael Liddy (6 points)
29. The Grande Fondue (6 points)
30. Blah (6 points)
31. foggypeake (6 points)
32. habswin1 (6 points)
33. LIIIXI (6 points)
34. sthilzy (4 points)
35. VirenqueForever (4 points)
36. Steampunk (4 points)
37. freddy (4 points)
38. JCM (4 points)
39. JohnB (4 points)
40. Wardy (4 points)
41. RedRanger (4 points)
42. blu (4 points)
43. VbyV (4 points)
44. Ccos (4 points)
45. HMBSteve (4 points)
46. Fausto Crapiz (4 points)
47. Fins (4 points)
48. eenies (4 points)
49. Haldy (4 points)
50. TheVid (4 points)
51. VeloVita (4 points)
52. xyxax (4 points)
53. unversio (2 points)
54. Bianchi Denti (2 points)
55. Barracuda (2 points)
56. Kevin (2 points)
57. TOM.NELS2120 (2 points)
58. andrew (2 points)
59. Dr C (2 points)
60. KW (2 points)
61. roberto (2 points)
62. DCR (2 points)
63. Buck Rogers (2 points)
64. Erik (2 points)
65. ramenvelo (2 points)
66. Teocalli (2 points)
67. geoffrey (2 points)
68. justinevan88 (2 points)
69. plynie (2 points)
70. dancollins (2 points)
71. oneninefiveninesix (2 points)
72. Steve-o (2 points)
73. Rigid (2 points)
74. anthony (2 points)
75. Tom Mc (2 points)
76. Albert Lam (0 points)
77. Shlumpen (0 points)
78. Chris (0 points)
79. Island Bike (0 points)

// Velominati Super Prestige

  1. @The Engine

    I’d love Brudley to win but he won’t and like the Giro last year he’ll lose interest and go home to sign for Oleg.

    Like I said last week….

  2. What I’m finding increasingly interesting to ponder is the psychology of sport. Obviously, mental attitude and confidence are critical at all levels of sport. You need physical AND mental fitness to win; if one is lacking or missing, you’re in trouble. Wiggins, it seems, had to be 100% mentally right to stay engaged. If not, the game’s a bogey and he’s off. The Schlecks seem to be very dependent on mood/motivation. Cav, I think, is mentally tough – he takes a beating but comes back for more. Of course, the best example is the Divine Ms Vos. She could give her male counterparts a few lessons in mental toughness, attitude and class.

  3. @wiscot Yes, yes, yes. Cavendish knows it’s his job to remain in bad-ass mode regardless. He saves his tears for after the finish — especially when he wins without crashing.

  4. @wiscot yup, one of the big takeaways I got from Barry’s latest book is how frustrating it must be to be one if Wiggo’s domestiques. No matter how good his form, or their work, all it seems to take is one bad thing to cause him to chuck the toys out if the pram.

  5. @wiscot

    Tell me Coppi hasn’t already won:

  6. @Steampunk

    @wiscot

    Tell me Coppi hasn’t already won:

    If you look like that before OR after a race, you’re a winner. The guy to his right also podiums for style points.

  7. @wiscot

    Sure, but with that look in his eye, he was a distant second.

  8. @Steampunk

    @wiscot

    Sure, but with that look in his eye, he was a distant second.

    I hear Andy Schleck has fantasies about being a distant second these days . . .

  9. @Gianni

    Magnus said Fabs hit 116 km/hr on the descent yesterday. Mofo. That’s hauling ass.

    not quite, it was only 113, but have a look at that max cadence!!!

  10. @wiscot

    Damn, Cav looked good today. Straight, drag-out sprint and he won it clear. Looks like OPQS might be getting their train sorted for the Tour.

    Check out his Stage One and Eight wins at the Tour of California. And it was with almost the exact same crew that led him to the line in Ossingen. Stage Eight was beautiful, another straight, drag-out Cav sprint, accelerating past Goss, Sagan, and Degenkolb. Unfortunately for Cav, Boonen won’t be at the TdF.

  11. Is it just me? This race isn’t grabbing me like the Dauphanié, Maybe I’ve been spoiled by some great racing so far this season.

  12. @freddy

    Is it just me? This race isn’t grabbing me like the Dauphanié, Maybe I’ve been spoiled by some great racing so far this season.

    It’s not just you Freddy. I think things have been pretty straight forward and now that Wiggins has killed a lot of VSP picks, the interest level has dropped. Of course, compared to the Dauphine, it was not going to come close.

  13. Damn! Tony Martin, time-triallist extraordinaire and now lead-out man extraordinaire. What a pull he did today – it even split the bunch. I’ll say one thing for Patrick Lefevre, he sure knows how to get his superstars to work as a team for the team.

  14. @wiscot

    Damn! Tony Martin, time-triallist extraordinaire and now lead-out man extraordinaire. What a pull he did today – it even split the bunch. I’ll say one thing for Patrick Lefevre, he sure knows how to get his superstars to work as a team for the team.

    I heard he was training for the “hour” and that so was Wiggo (although there are always endless rumours about him which are largely unfounded) and that someone was trying to organise a 3 way “hour” each in a different city in a different country simultaneously…..what a race that would be Spartacus, Tony and Wiggo head to head!

  15. @Deakus

    @wiscot

    Damn! Tony Martin, time-triallist extraordinaire and now lead-out man extraordinaire. What a pull he did today – it even split the bunch. I’ll say one thing for Patrick Lefevre, he sure knows how to get his superstars to work as a team for the team.

    I heard he was training for the “hour” and that so was Wiggo (although there are always endless rumours about him which are largely unfounded) and that someone was trying to organise a 3 way “hour” each in a different city in a different country simultaneously…..what a race that would be Spartacus, Tony and Wiggo head to head!

    If that’s the case, I’d say Martin’s training is going better!

  16. @wiscot

    Damn! Tony Martin, time-triallist extraordinaire and now lead-out man extraordinaire. What a pull he did today – it even split the bunch. I’ll say one thing for Patrick Lefevre, he sure knows how to get his superstars to work as a team for the team.

    +1. Amazing ride. Watching it, I was starting to wonder if anyone would make it past him before the line! Chapeau.

  17. Assuming Martin and Dumoulin can’t handle the mountain stages this weekend, Mollema and Kreuziger are less than a minute behind the other front runners. Evans and Slagter are in there. And what about Acevedo?

    This is getting interesting!

     

  18. Good stage. Well fought.

  19. Yes. Yes. Yes. Sweet. To heck with Wiggins, this turned out well!

    Great race from the bottom of the Saas-Fee, Costa is so smooth and he played it perfectly. Makes you wonder if Wiggins, in his best form with good team support, could have beaten Costa.

  20. Great finish! Glad there was a good mix up in the end. Chapeau to Costa!

  21. Chapeau, Rui Costa, as we say around these parts ‘well played sir, well played!’ Talk about a poker face, and leaving everything until the last minute, or 2.5km as it was. A fine ride, a stage and overall.

  22. @Minnesota Expat

    Makes you wonder if Wiggins, in his best form with good team support, could have beaten Costa?

    Corrected with a question mark at the end. Lack luster performances by Froome in the Dauphine’ and Wiggins at the TdS will make an interesting TdF. You just have to now consider Lampre and Costa (maybe with Horner too?) who looks like he is peaking at just the right moment, in your picks.

  23. Bugger. 3/5 riders, but all in the wrong positions.

  24. Well, well. Sky didn’t win this one. Rui Costa wins the final stage and the overall, wearing the arc en ciel.  That is class. Tony Martin loses it in the final stage but also earns stud status with his defense. Chapeau.

    VSP Event:

    Final Race Results
    1. DA COSTA, Rui
    2. FRANK Mathias
    3. MOLLEMA Bauke
    4. MARTIN Tony
    5. DUMOULIN Tom

    Final VSP Results
    1. Rhodri (17 points)
    2. GiantBars (17 points)
    3. roche kelly (17 points)
    4. Jay (17 points)
    5. LA Dave (17 points)
    6. VeloJello (15 points)
    7. Rom (14 points)
    8. tony macaroni (12 points)
    9. Gianni (12 points)
    10. Minnesota Expat (11 points)
    11. zeitzmar (11 points)
    12. Yagerbomb (11 points)
    13. William Blasingame (10 points)
    14. LeoTea (10 points)
    15. il ciclista medio (10 points)
    16. Nate (9 points)
    17. il muro di manayunk (9 points)
    18. dyalander (9 points)
    19. bunji (9 points)
    20. BoogieStudio22 (9 points)
    21. Geraint (9 points)
    22. Father of Four (9 points)
    23. The Engine (9 points)
    24. wiscot (7 points)
    25. therealpeel (7 points)
    26. scaler911 (7 points)
    27. moondance (7 points)
    28. Mikael Liddy (6 points)
    29. The Grande Fondue (6 points)
    30. Blah (6 points)
    31. foggypeake (6 points)
    32. habswin1 (6 points)
    33. LIIIXI (6 points)
    34. sthilzy (4 points)
    35. VirenqueForever (4 points)
    36. Steampunk (4 points)
    37. freddy (4 points)
    38. JCM (4 points)
    39. JohnB (4 points)
    40. Wardy (4 points)
    41. RedRanger (4 points)
    42. blu (4 points)
    43. VbyV (4 points)
    44. Ccos (4 points)
    45. HMBSteve (4 points)
    46. Fausto Crapiz (4 points)
    47. Fins (4 points)
    48. eenies (4 points)
    49. Haldy (4 points)
    50. TheVid (4 points)
    51. VeloVita (4 points)
    52. xyxax (4 points)
    53. unversio (2 points)
    54. Bianchi Denti (2 points)
    55. Barracuda (2 points)
    56. Kevin (2 points)
    57. TOM.NELS2120 (2 points)
    58. andrew (2 points)
    59. Dr C (2 points)
    60. KW (2 points)
    61. roberto (2 points)
    62. DCR (2 points)
    63. Buck Rogers (2 points)
    64. Erik (2 points)
    65. ramenvelo (2 points)
    66. Teocalli (2 points)
    67. geoffrey (2 points)
    68. justinevan88 (2 points)
    69. plynie (2 points)
    70. dancollins (2 points)
    71. oneninefiveninesix (2 points)
    72. Steve-o (2 points)
    73. Rigid (2 points)
    74. anthony (2 points)
    75. Tom Mc (2 points)
    76. Albert Lam (0 points)
    77. Shlumpen (0 points)
    78. Chris (0 points)

    79. Island Bike (0 points)

    VSP G.C.:

    2014 VSP G.C.

    1. il muro di manayunk (206 points)
    2. Steampunk (179 points)
    3. xyxax (173 points)
    4. zeitzmar (170 points)
    5. the Engine (165 points)
    6. dancollins (160 points)
    7. sthilzy (159 points)
    8. JohnB (156 points)
    9. dyalander (156 points)
    10. Tom Mc (155 points)
    11. Minnesota Expat (147 points)
    12. DCR (147 points)
    13. Rom (146 points)
    14. JCM (144 points)
    15. freddy (142 points)
    16. taon24 (139 points)
    17. Wardy (137 points)
    18. Ron (135 points)
    19. BoogieStudio22 (131 points)
    20. tony macaroni (131 points)
    21. blue (129 points)
    22. CanuckChuck (127 points)
    23. VeloVita (127 points)
    24. Two Ball Billy (125 points)
    25. Yagerbomb (124 points)
    26. The Grande Fondue (122 points)
    27. Nate (120 points)
    28. KW (119 points)
    29. roberto (119 points)
    30. LeoTea (118 points)
    31. Ccos (117 points)
    32. Bianchi Denti (114 points)
    33. LIIIXI (113 points)
    34. foggypeake (113 points)
    35. Floridian (112 points)
    36. Kevin (107 points)
    37. Harminator (106 points)
    38. Dave R (106 points)
    39. Haldy (104 points)
    40. seemunkee (102 points)
    41. ramenvelo (102 points)
    42. Barracuda (99 points)
    43. piwakawaka (98 points)
    44. chrismurphy92 (98 points)
    45. Blah (97 points)
    46. Jay (97 points)
    47. Bill Chris (95 points)
    48. TheVid (94 points)
    49. plynie (94 points)
    50. TOM.NELS2120 (94 points)
    51. Rhodri (93 points)
    52. Gianni (91 points)
    53. Chica (91 points)
    54. boudewijn (90 points)
    55. bunji (90 points)
    56. LA Dave (90 points)
    57. scaler911 (89 points)
    58. Fausto (88 points)
    59. G'phant (87 points)
    60. Duende (87 points)
    61. Tobin (86 points)
    62. TheDon (86 points)
    63. unversio (82 points)
    64. VirenqueForever (82 points)
    65. RedRanger (81 points)
    66. boomboom-84 (80 points)
    67. R00tdown (80 points)
    68. Mikael Liddy (79 points)
    69. simonsaunders (79 points)
    70. Beers (78 points)
    71. Chris S (78 points)
    72. Geraint (78 points)
    73. andrew (78 points)
    74. Father of Four (77 points)
    75. anthony (76 points)
    76. dpalazzo (75 points)
    77. justinevan88 (74 points)
    78. Patrick (72 points)
    79. Buck Rogers (71 points)
    80. imakecircles (71 points)
    81. Sauterelle (69 points)
    82. Emsworth (69 points)
    83. habswin1 (69 points)
    84. therealpeel (69 points)
    85. Facetious_Jesus (69 points)
    86. HMBSteve (67 points)
    87. strathlubnaig (67 points)
    88. Rob (67 points)
    89. Xponti (66 points)
    90. ralexmiller (66 points)
    91. ChrisO (66 points)
    92. wiscot (65 points)
    93. GiantBars (65 points)
    94. il ciclista medio (65 points)
    95. napolinige (64 points)
    96. Island Bike (64 points)
    97. Geordi (63 points)
    98. razmaspaz (60 points)
    99. Gino (60 points)
    100. schall und rauch (60 points)
    101. Deakus (60 points)
    102. geoffrey (59 points)
    103. Brian McAndrews (59 points)
    104. Fins (59 points)
    105. Heusdens (59 points)
    106. ten B (58 points)
    107. el gato (58 points)
    108. Rigid (57 points)
    109. jeyrod (57 points)
    110. girl (57 points)
    111. Bat Chainpuller (56 points)
    112. Lukas (56 points)
    113. Skip (55 points)
    114. aaus (54 points)
    115. Roobar (54 points)
    116. eenies (54 points)
    117. moondance (53 points)
    118. Teocalli (52 points)
    119. stickyjumper (52 points)
    120. Steve-o (51 points)
    121. spoderman (51 points)
    122. Stephen (51 points)
    123. norm (49 points)
    124. kixsand (49 points)
    125. Owen (49 points)
    126. ErikdR (49 points)
    127. San Tonio (48 points)
    128. DeKerr (47 points)
    129. Spencer (47 points)
    130. Badger (46 points)
    131. BaltoSteve (44 points)
    132. Chris (43 points)
    133. Shlumpen (43 points)
    134. the-farmer (42 points)
    135. Mike_P (41 points)
    136. cal (41 points)
    137. Mirko (40 points)
    138. Tartan1749 (40 points)
    139. starclimber (40 points)
    140. skagitteam (39 points)
    141. elmeltone (39 points)
    142. Darren H (38 points)
    143. RondeVan (38 points)
    144. zot (38 points)
    145. frank (37 points)
    146. actor1 (37 points)
    147. Erik (36 points)
    148. V-inden (36 points)
    149. Heihachi (35 points)
    150. t-Dot-toronto (35 points)
    151. Dan_R (34 points)
    152. ped (34 points)
    153. Jeff Simmons (33 points)
    154. wkleik (32 points)
    155. meursault (31 points)
    156. sgraha (31 points)
    157. Adrian (30 points)
    158. Thomas van Maanen (30 points)
    159. Dave Lominati (30 points)
    160. V-olcano (29 points)
    161. polka-dot palmarès (29 points)
    162. MJ Moquin (28 points)
    163. Marco Bes (28 points)
    164. Jee-O (28 points)
    165. asyax (27 points)
    166. tommy5tone (27 points)
    167. lindrop (27 points)
    168. Weldertron (27 points)
    169. GiantSmokey (27 points)
    170. slideorama (27 points)
    171. oneninefiveninesix (26 points)
    172. BatDan (26 points)
    173. atze (26 points)
    174. Roadslave525 (25 points)
    175. Marko (25 points)
    176. oldensteel (25 points)
    177. Manuel Schuler (25 points)
    178. velobrowny (24 points)
    179. torrefie (24 points)
    180. Al__S (23 points)
    181. velocepedia (23 points)
    182. la plaque (23 points)
    183. minion (23 points)
    184. bigbailey (23 points)
    185. gaswepass (22 points)
    186. gallilano (22 points)
    187. D.Stef (22 points)
    188. Donnie Bugno (22 points)
    189. SimonH (21 points)
    190. UptheTrossachs (21 points)
    191. Endurimil (21 points)
    192. fignons barber (21 points)
    193. Fausto Crapiz (21 points)
    194. Simon (20 points)
    195. sluggo (19 points)
    196. Brianold55 (18 points)
    197. pgrizzwald (18 points)
    198. Mohamed (17 points)
    199. Chris Salsman (17 points)
    200. american psycho (17 points)
    201. roche kelly (17 points)
    202. atomicmanatee (16 points)
    203. Alex (16 points)
    204. Bikemeister2000 (16 points)
    205. VbyV (16 points)
    206. brett (15 points)
    207. Dr C (15 points)
    208. RossArmstrong2014 (14 points)
    209. GogglesPizano (14 points)
    210. PT (13 points)
    211. Daccordi Rider (12 points)
    212. LastBoyScout (12 points)
    213. Luis G (12 points)
    214. Giles (12 points)
    215. John (12 points)
    216. robdamanii (12 points)
    217. Noel (11 points)
    218. Steve G (11 points)
    219. Bodhi Bacon (11 points)
    220. Brianold55 (10 points)
    221. Andrew Brown (10 points)
    222. godsight (10 points)
    223. Gervais (10 points)
    224. Conrad (10 points)
    225. Joe (10 points)
    226. William Blasingame (10 points)
    227. Domane5.9 (10 points)
    228. Matho (10 points)
    229. Doug Smith (10 points)
    230. niconico (10 points)
    231. Timojhen (9 points)
    232. weags (9 points)
    233. bugleboy21 (9 points)
    234. slatanic (9 points)
    235. Collin (9 points)
    236. eightace (9 points)
    237. harminator (9 points)
    238. Quasar (9 points)
    239. colluphid (8 points)
    240. Andrew (8 points)
    241. Cajun Pseudo-Belgian (8 points)
    242. chui (7 points)
    243. lokerola (7 points)
    244. Stuart Witkowski (7 points)
    245. Knotty (7 points)
    246. Wardy (7 points)
    247. ScottyCycles62 (6 points)
    248. Velodeluded (6 points)
    249. Frank Cundiff (6 points)
    250. Vanir (6 points)
    251. howell.evans (6 points)
    252. pakrat (6 points)
    253. Adie (6 points)
    254. T Garvey (6 points)
    255. weags (6 points)
    256. Ryan Dietrich (6 points)
    257. the-farmer (6 points)
    258. Wilpheston (6 points)
    259. RO (6 points)
    260. ped (6 points)
    261. John Bau (6 points)
    262. Noel (6 points)
    263. winterismyseason (6 points)
    264. Nick Baker (6 points)
    265. Rory O'Neill (6 points)
    266. Brianold55 (6 points)
    267. maxxxx (6 points)
    268. Alex Dove (6 points)
    269. Keith Rousseau (5 points)
    270. Alex M (5 points)
    271. jpneely94 (5 points)
    272. md3000 (5 points)
    273. billybones (5 points)
    274. clivity (5 points)
    275. James Turner (5 points)
    276. StuartWitkowski (5 points)
    277. Anders (5 points)
    278. Geert Jan Kroon (5 points)
    279. David Pavlik (5 points)
    280. Heusdens (5 points)
    281. The Oracle (4 points)
    282. Smithers (4 points)
    283. m_demartino (4 points)
    284. Captainsideburns (4 points)
    285. teleguy57 (4 points)
    286. blu (4 points)
    287. VeloSix (4 points)
    288. tessar (3 points)
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    290. El Mateo (3 points)
    291. Kyle (3 points)
    292. swillgil (3 points)
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    294. August (3 points)
    295. nesimunko (3 points)
    296. Gaelic Laird (3 points)
    297. Gino (3 points)
    298. revchuck (3 points)
    299. Mantis Style (3 points)
    300. Vectra (3 points)
    301. JBailey (3 points)
    302. Jose Eduardo Storopoli (3 points)
    303. The Badger (3 points)
    304. Neil P. (3 points)
    305. MPL (3 points)
    306. Stuart Raybould (3 points)
    307. CJ@178 (3 points)
    308. Beercycles (3 points)
    309. HeinrichHausslersHairstyle (3 points)
    310. Right Knider (3 points)
    311. Euro Fluro (3 points)
    312. Tim Mathews (3 points)
    313. eric ferris (3 points)
    314. David (3 points)
    315. Ccos (2 points)
    316. brianmcg321 (2 points)
    317. jesse coyle (2 points)
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    320. Uri (2 points)
    321. Ray Wright (2 points)
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    324. drcraig (2 points)
    325. soxfan04 (2 points)
    326. imakecircles (2 points)
    327. Smith (2 points)
    328. Jhortua (2 points)
    329. 936adl (2 points)
    330. mcsqueak (2 points)
    331. conner99 (2 points)
    332. RManneck (2 points)
    333. brasco1033 (2 points)
    334. Russ (2 points)
    335. Si Birch (2 points)
    336. dmpalazzo (2 points)
    337. thatsplainsoppy (2 points)
    338. edster99 (2 points)
    339. Beers (2 points)
    340. Mycle78 (2 points)
    341. BaronArron (2 points)
    342. dkroep (2 points)
    343. benno6391 (2 points)
    344. dyalander (2 points)
    345. rockkk (2 points)
    346. LaChevre (2 points)
    347. mhooghiemstra (2 points)
    348. girl (2 points)
    349. Slade (2 points)
    350. DaftPunk (2 points)
    351. Mark Coovelis (2 points)
    352. Marius Marchis (1 points)
    353. pink (1 points)
    354. max columbus (1 points)
    355. xponti (1 points)
    356. jeff (1 points)
    357. James Sullivan (1 points)
    358. Thomas (1 points)
    359. rosiusyves (1 points)
    360. johnthughes (1 points)
    361. redleader215 (1 points)
    362. Iain Wilson (1 points)
    363. Andrew Friend (1 points)
    364. GSoroos (1 points)
    365. zettjh (1 points)
    366. James (1 points)
    367. nathan_woodstock (1 points)
    368. Stephen (1 points)
    369. Dan Sink (1 points)
    370. Phil C (1 points)
    371. Bossanove (1 points)
    372. Thomas (1 points)
    373. titirangisi (1 points)
    374. Arjen (1 points)
    375. Jarvis (1 points)
    376. hamboneIV (1 points)
    377. Nanar (1 points)
    378. Rex (1 points)
    379. Sugnabott (1 points)
    380. Alex H (1 points)
    381. brad_the_dean (1 points)
    382. Poppyseed (1 points)
    383. PBatch (1 points)
    384. Optimiste (1 points)
    385. Karsten Niemann (1 points)
    386. Rork (1 points)
    387. Doctor Kono (1 points)
    388. Andrew (1 points)
    389. G'rilla (1 points)
    390. mouse (1 points)
    391. Nik Browning (1 points)
    392. Pedale.Forchetta (1 points)
    393. Osbk67 (1 points)
    394. Flavio Gerosa (1 points)
    395. Kyle V. (0 points)
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    405. Mr fabulous (0 points)
    406. Albert Lam (0 points)
    407. AD (0 points)
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  25. A five way tie for first but the earliest bet wins the day. Nice picks there.

  26. And I put Tom Danielson in for fourth place, why, WHY?

    Abandy did not Abandy, 29th place overall. FFS, if that earns him a place on the TDF team, Trek Factory Racing must really suck.

  27. Oops….by Frank, I meant Matthias Frank. Really doubt that the Schlecks are returning to the podium. But I guess you never know with Sir Lambchops miserable failure.

  28. @Gianni

    Well, well. Sky didn’t win this one.

  29. Not sure what I’m more surprised by, getting top score or getting my picks in earlier than another 4 people :-)

  30. Were those unbranded Bonts Costa was wearing as part of the rainbow turd ensemble? Sure looked like it.

  31. Peter Sagan. Rule #23. Nuff said. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UaahZTZ8WHE

  32. This is pretty exciting!:

    http://youtu.be/QE97iUvSHk0

  33. @wiscot

    Peter Sagan. Rule #23. Nuff said. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UaahZTZ8WHE

    Fuck ME!  What a descent!  Poetry in motion, no?

  34. @Buck Rogers Yup, and did you see the bit where he went over the speed bump and his real wheel lifted like a foot off the ground? (@3;35 mins) That would be a Jens-like trip to the hospital for most folks.

    And to add to the craziness, I think Sagan topped out at 88kms/hr, Fabs did 113 -25 kms/hr faster.

  35. @wiscot Is there any likelihood of yourself riding STV in July?

  36. @wiscot

    @Buck Rogers Yup, and did you see the bit where he went over the speed bump and his real wheel lifted like a foot off the ground? (@3;35 mins) That would be a Jens-like trip to the hospital for most folks.

    And to add to the craziness, I think Sagan topped out at 88kms/hr, Fabs did 113 -25 kms/hr faster.

    Yes.  Insane.  85 kph is my top speed that I have ever done.  I was racing and coming off the back side of Mt Mansfield (Stowe MTN) in Vermont in a race.  SCARED the shit out of me, thank you very much!

  37. “…do not try this at home…do not try this at home…”  Heh heh.

    I did 97 kmph once, just to say that I had. I emphasize “once.” It was on a  wider, smoother road, and I didn’t have my beanbag way down on a sloping top tube. Crazy.

  38. I’ve done about 80kms/hr on a straight downhill with a tailwind. That was plenty. What was it Kelly said he did (nonchalantly) during a Paris-Nice broadcast? 124 km/hr? That’s almost 78 mph. I don’t drive my car that fast.

  39. @unversio

    @wiscot Is there any likelihood of yourself riding STV in July?

    STV? Enlighten me.

  40. @wiscot

    Were those unbranded Bonts Costa was wearing as part of the Rainbow Turd ensemble? Sure looked like it.

    yep, they were. I had seen him wearing Sidis in various team shots earlier in the year so it’s cool he is sticking with the Bonts. Or he is getting a lot of money to wear them. Who knows. Frank converted me to Bonts.

  41. @wiscot

    @unversio

    @wiscot Is there any likelihood of yourself riding STV in July?

    STV? Enlighten me.

    Seattle Summer Cogal [ here ] has been dubbed STV.

  42. @Gianni

    @wiscot

    Were those unbranded Bonts Costa was wearing as part of the Rainbow Turd ensemble? Sure looked like it.

    yep, they were. I had seen him wearing Sidis in various team shots earlier in the year so it’s cool he is sticking with the Bonts. Or he is getting a lot of money to wear them. Who knows. Frank converted me to Bonts.

    You may think you were looking at Sidis, but you may have been looking at an elaborate disguise… (via the Inrng).  Note that he has more than one pair of these slightly odd-looking things.

  43. Speaking of Sidis, I have a pair of Genius Carbons (non-vented) in blue and white that need a new home. Barely worn, size 44. The last and my right foot are not compatible. Anyone interested?

  44. @unversio

    @wiscot

    @unversio

    @wiscot Is there any likelihood of yourself riding STV in July?

    STV? Enlighten me.

    Seattle Summer Cogal [ here ] has been dubbed STV.

    Damn, and I was thinking you could catch some V by having sex.

  45. This is fucking awesome….

  46. @Tobin Check the side by side version,

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8Co83gGDlM

  47. @piwakawaka crazy…such a difference from the overhead views that really take away the speed of the group.  If they could televise both for sprint finishes that would be amazing.

  48. Finally, some degree of success; even if it is shared with 4 others.

  49. @Tobin Amazing. .. lots more jostling than I thought happened in a pro road peloton.

  50. Blimey. 15pts… I might lose the Lantern Rouge if I’m not careful…

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