Velominati Super Prestige: Tour de Suisse 2015

Why would the VSP use the Tour de Suisse instead of the Critérium de Dauphiné? The Dauphiné is looking like the pre-Tour de France. Sky and Garmindale are already giving their GC men nightmares by screwing up on the team time trial front. Practice, practice, practice, lads; it’s better to cock it up now than in the real Tour. Every TDF buck has bailed on the Swiss race in favor of anything else.

Where does that leave us and the betting window? Points are points so it’s time to channel your inner DS and copy @xyxax’s picks. Though the main GC riders may be elsewhere, there are many great riders here; enough to make this an interesting stage race. Maybe even a great race with no obvious overall contender. Bertie is racing but hopefully he is hanging in with the gruppetto everyday. The man needs some rest damn it, not 15,000 meters of climbing. Then there is his teammate Rafal Majka, I’m not sure I trust him. And I sure don’t trust Schumacher or Rebellin who are also racing on the orange CCC team, but that’s another issue and I shouldn’t be putting Majka in the same paragraph. But he shouldn’t wink at the camera while he is crushing everyone on a climb; it’s a little like the Italian Cobra Riccò taunting everyone for not keeping up.

I digress. Here is a start list. Consider this one’s warm up VSP for the Tour de France.

Don’t forget, points go toward great end-of-season prizes.

  • First place– A custom Jaegher frame, handbuilt in Belgium.
  • Second Place– A Café Roubaix/Velominati wheelset, Chris King hubs, hand built by professional wheelsmith and Velominati Dan Richter.
  • Third Place– A Velominati kit: jersey, bibs, and cap.

 

 

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134 Replies to “Velominati Super Prestige: Tour de Suisse 2015”

  1. VSP PICKS:

    1. Thibaut Pinot
    2. Jurgen Van den Broeck
    3. Michal Kwiatkowski
    4. Rafal Majka
    5. Domenico Pozzovivo
  2. VSP PICKS:

    1. Michal Kwiatkowski
    2. Thibaut Pinot
    3. Jakob Fuglsang
    4. Simon Spilak
    5. Rafal Majka
  3. I see that Spartacus may not start due to a throat infection. Was looking forward to the return. Not the luckiest of men, is he?

  4. Third time lucky…

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Michal Kwiatkowski
    2. Jakob Fuglsang
    3. Simon Spilak
    4. Thibaut Pinot
    5. Sergio Henao
  5. VSP PICKS:

    1. Thibaut Pinot
    2. Simon Spilak
    3. Michal Kwiatkowski
    4. Jurgen Van den Broeck
    5. Geraint Thomas
  6. Last one was with the heart, this one’s with the head. Hope this list goes better – I hate second guessing myself only to have been right in the first place.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Thibaut Pinot
    2. Jakob Fuglsang
    3. Simon Spilak
    4. Jurgen Van den Broeck
    5. Michal Kwiatkowski
  7. Astana will continue to be so dope. Adding Swiss rider, Elminger to represent for the home crowd. I like how he rides.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. FUGLSANG Jakob
    2. SPILAK Simon
    3. KWIATKOWSKI Michal
    4. MAJKA Rafal
    5. ELMIGER Martin
  8. VSP PICKS:

    1. Thibaut Pinot
    2. Jurgen Van den Broeck
    3. Simon Spilak
    4. Geraint Thomas
    5. Warren Barguil
  9. VSP PICKS:

    1. Thibaut Pinot
    2. Michal Kwiatkowski
    3. Jakob Fuglsang
    4. Simon Spilak
    5. Geraint Thomas
  10. Almost missed this one.

    Once again, Astana can go fuck themselves (although glad to hear Nibbles at least appears to be making an effort to keep the stink off).

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Sagan
    2. Kwiatkowski
    3. Pinot
    4. Cancellara
    5. Dillier
  11. I know a few people have had the same issue I have when trying to enter my five picks in the “VSP Picks” section. Instead of 5 boxes to fill in the names of the 5 picks, there is only one box so I am only able to make one pick. I have exhausted what little computer knowledge I have and have not been able to change any of the settings on my computer that results in 5 boxes showing up. I have a Dell laptop with Windows 7 and Internet Explorer 11. If I log into the Velominati site using my smart phone the 5 boxes show up, so I can actually make my 5 picks, but I would like to be able to do it from my laptop and I am perplexed as to what I need to do to make the 5 boxes appear. Any suggestions or solutions?? Thanks. Dan

  12. VSP PICKS:

    1. Thibaut Pinot
    2. Michal Kwiatkowski
    3. Jakob Fuglsang
    4. Martin Elmiger
    5. Geraint Thomas
  13. My entries for this week’s round of pin the tail on the donkey.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Majka
    2. Kwiatkowski
    3. Pinot
    4. Thomas
    5. Barguil
  14. VSP PICKS:

    1. Geraint Thomas
    2. Thibaut Pinot
    3. Domenico Pozzovivo
    4. Mikal Kwaitkowski
    5. Peter Sagan
  15. @justinevan88

    The profiles are available on steephill.tv. Only one mountain top finish. One other stage has a cat 1 climb ending within 20k of the finish…the rest, other than the two TTs look like they could be bunch sprint finishes. meh.

  16. Shots in the dark… Way past second guessing.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Thibaut Pinot
    2. Jurgen Van Den Broeck
    3. Sergio Henao
    4. Martin Elmiger
    5. Laurens Ten Dam
  17. I am predicting Polish supremacy.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Kwiatkowski
    2. Majka
    3. Pinot
    4. Pozzovivo
    5. Reichenbach
  18. VSP PICKS:

    1. FUGLSANG Jakob
    2. KWIATKOWSKI Michal
    3. THOMAS Geraint
    4. PINOT Thibaut
    5. POZZOVIVO Domenico
  19. @dancollins

    Crazy as this sounds, try a different browser. Download Firefox or Chrome. I found in the past that Explorer is buggy. Also, Microsoft is dropping it and launching a new browser anyway.

    All that said, I am not an IT guy, but I did sleep at a holiday inn last night.

  20. VSP PICKS:

    1. Michael Albasini
    2. Jakob Fuglsang
    3. Thibaut Pinot
    4. Simon Spilak
    5. Rafal Majka
  21. Who’s the strongest vs. who’s saving themselves for the TdF vs who the fuck knows?

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Fuglsang, Jakob
    2. Spilak, Simon
    3. Majka, Rafal
    4. Pinot, Thibault
    5. Kwiatkowski, Mike
  22. VSP PICKS:

    1. Sergio Henao
    2. Jacob Fuglsang
    3. Michael Albasini
    4. Michael Kwiatkowski
    5. Martin Elmiger
  23. VSP PICKS:

    1. Michael Kwiatkowski
    2. Rui Costa
    3. Michael Albasini
    4. Jacob Fuglsang
    5. Gerraint Thomas
  24. Pedro’d… if this race is half as good as the Daupine has been it will be a corker but after checking the route/ entry list it does not look too exciting. Plus it’s highlights only on Eurosport whilst the Dauphine has been live on Eurosport and on ITV4 with David Millar as the co-comentator. He has been doing a good job (hopefully good enough to retire Phil and Paul.)

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