Dirty Schlecky Love

Velominati Super Prestige: Le Tour de France 2013, Stage 19

Velominati Super Prestige: Le Tour de France 2013, Stage 19

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Since it appears that the descents are where the action is in this year’s Tour de France, we thought we’d forgo our usual Mountain-Top Finish for the Stage VSP and instead go for what I’m guessing might be a real cracker of a stage into Le Grand Bornand. In 2009, the Schleck Tandem hadn’t yet discovered their collective drag chutes and did a stage-winning riding with Bertie pointlessly attacking to drop his own teammate on the run up the final climb.

This year features a bumpy profile which includes two of what I personally have found to be the hardest climbs in the Alps: the Glandon and the Madeleine. They’re going up the easier side of the Glandon (which shares the road with the Col de la Croix de Fer from this side) and then down to the steep side of the Madeleine. Then its over the camel’s back to the Col de la Croix Fry before diving into the valley for the finish.

In my review of that stage in ’09, I was airing my Dirty Schlecky Love on the laundry line, but there is little risk of that happening again this time around, unless Le Petite Schleck finds his patrones between now and then. And lets not forget that Contador is descending like a witch on a broomstick and putting Froome on the ropes in the process. Not to mention, Nairo’s horrible lines on the way down could mean we see a major shuffle on the GC.

Be that as it may, the stage itself will surely go to a breakaway and that’s what we’re here for. So get your picks in by midnight Friday for a chance to win a pair of Bont shoes; the winner will be assisted in selecting the size and will also be helped through the molding process. VSP Points go towards the overall VSP, not the Le Tour VSP. Finally, as this is a Stage VSP, points only go to getting the places right, no bonus points for getting the right rider in the wrong place. Good luck.

Final Race Results
1. DA COSTA, Rui
2. KLODEN Andreas
3. BAKELANDTS Jan
4. GENIEZ Alexandre
5. NAVARRO GARCIA Daniel
Final VSP Results
1. motor city (5 points)
2. Buck Rogers (0 points)
3. DerHoggz (0 points)
4. leadout (0 points)
5. TBONE (0 points)
6. the Engine (0 points)
7. Trobs (0 points)
8. Kah (0 points)
9. Colin (0 points)
10. JCM (0 points)
11. Chris (0 points)
12. DeanM (0 points)
13. PeakInTwoYears (0 points)
14. RedRanger (0 points)
15. Mario Arroyave (0 points)
16. snoov (0 points)
17. torrefie (0 points)
18. strathlubnaig (0 points)
19. cal (0 points)
20. mlambert1us (0 points)
21. the-farmer (0 points)
22. Bianchi Denti (0 points)
23. smkane (0 points)
24. TOM.NELS2120 (0 points)
25. Sauterelle (0 points)
26. tony macaroni (0 points)
27. roger (0 points)
28. Giles (0 points)
29. trenchfoot (0 points)
30. Beers (0 points)
31. Steampunk (0 points)
32. chrismurphy92 (0 points)
33. JohnB (0 points)
34. Spun Up (0 points)
35. sthilzy (0 points)
36. taon24 (0 points)
37. paolo (0 points)
38. titirangisi (0 points)
39. San Tonio (0 points)
40. El Scorcho (0 points)
41. Two Ball Billy (0 points)
42. pakrat (0 points)
43. CanuckChuck (0 points)
44. ten B (0 points)
45. gaswepass (0 points)
46. wiscot (0 points)
47. seemunkee (0 points)
48. ralph (0 points)
49. The Grande Fondue (0 points)
50. Rob (0 points)
51. mouse (0 points)
52. bugleboy21 (0 points)
53. starclimber (0 points)
54. Chris (0 points)
55. GogglesPizano (0 points)
56. bunji (0 points)
57. Lukas (0 points)
58. Fausto (0 points)
59. LA Dave (0 points)
60. piwakawaka (0 points)
61. withnails (0 points)
62. minion (0 points)
63. simonsaunders (0 points)
64. simon (0 points)
65. Velodeluded (0 points)
66. anotherdownunder (0 points)
67. ped (0 points)
68. Bat Chainpuller (0 points)
69. Tyler Wolfe (0 points)
70. Noel (0 points)
71. unversio (0 points)
72. SimonH (0 points)
73. efguerrero (0 points)
74. bigfudge (0 points)
75. Tobin (0 points)
76. Duende (0 points)
77. napolinige (0 points)
78. mbarston (0 points)
79. VirenqueForever (0 points)
80. Skip (0 points)
81. Nate (0 points)
82. Patrick (0 points)
83. Mikael Liddy (0 points)
84. imakecircles (0 points)
85. Marcus (0 points)
86. sprider (0 points)
87. dancollins (0 points)
88. eenies (0 points)
89. Barracuda (0 points)
90. Adrian (0 points)
91. asyax (0 points)
92. jeyrod (0 points)
93. margc (0 points)
94. xyxax (0 points)
95. graham d.m. (0 points)
96. Ron (0 points)
97. Gianni (0 points)
98. freddy (0 points)
99. Chica (0 points)
100. TomC (0 points)

// Velominati Super Prestige

  1. VSP PICKS:

    1. Contador
    2. Quintana
    3. J Rod
    4. Froomedog
    5. Kreuziger




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  2. VSP PICKS:

    1. Contador
    2. Quintana
    3. Rolland
    4. Roman Kreuziger
    5. Froome




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  3. VSP PICKS:

    1. Froome
    2. Contador
    3. Rodriguez
    4. Quintana
    5. Kreuziger




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  4. VSP PICKS:

    1. J-Rod
    2. Dirty Bertie
    3. Quintana
    4. Bedknobs &Froomesticks
    5. Kreuziger




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  5. VSP PICKS:

    1. Contador, A.
    2. Valverde, A.
    3. Rodriguez, J.
    4. Talansky, A.
    5. Quintana, N.




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  6. Under the heading, History Doesn’t Just Rhyme, It Actually Repeats Itself.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Froomestick
    2. Contador
    3. Rodriguez
    4. Kreuziger
    5. Valverde




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  7. I do need some shoes

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Contador
    2. Valverde
    3. P Rolland
    4. Evans
    5. Quintana




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  8. Boom!

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Froome
    2. Quintana
    3. Contador
    4. Rodriguez
    5. Valverde




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  9. VSP PICKS:

    1. J Rodriguez
    2. C Froome
    3. A Contador
    4. P Rolland
    5. A Talansky




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  10. VSP PICKS:

    1. froome
    2. quintana
    3. rodriguez
    4. contador
    5. Kreuziger




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  11. need to be up early tomorrow, get in a ride, then home for the tv coverage for the Alpe kicks off at 1030 ! Ya beauty.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Froomestrong
    2. Bertie
    3. Quintana
    4. J Rod
    5. Moreno




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  12. Again, I know nothing. As usual.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Quintana
    2. Froome
    3. Contador
    4. JRod
    5. Kreutziger




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  13. VSP PICKS:

    1. Peter Sagan
    2. Phillipe Gilbert
    3. Thomas Voeckler
    4. Rui Costa
    5. Michael Albasini




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  14. VSP PICKS:

    1. Quintana
    2. Rodriguez
    3. Valve red
    4. Contador
    5. Froome




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  15. I’m really hoping that Rolland’s doomed bursts so far have just been interval training…Voeckler to finally get off his lazy derriere, tow his team mate over d’Huez # 1, then set him free to win d’Huez #2.

    I think Fuglsang has done a great job so far, considering that his team mates appear to not care. And the Dutchies are now toast.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Rolland
    2. Fuglsang
    3. Froome
    4. Quintana
    5. Contador




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  16. VSP PICKS:

    1. quintana
    2. contador
    3. froome
    4. porte
    5. Kwiatkowski




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  17. VSP PICKS:

    1. Froome
    2. Quintana
    3. Contador
    4. Rodriguez
    5. Kreuziger




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  18. VSP PICKS:

    1. Rodriguez
    2. Quintana
    3. Contador
    4. Froome
    5. Kreuziger




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  19. I don’t really need any shoes so I’ll go with two of my favorite downhill maniacs.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Peter Sagan
    2. Damiano Cunego
    3. Clenbutador
    4. Andrew Talansky
    5. Purito




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  20. VSP PICKS:

    1. Valverde
    2. Rolland
    3. JRod
    4. Hoogerland
    5. Andy Schleck




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  21. i cant imagine skybots letting bertie run loose. and gerrans i’d like to see him make the break just because

    VSP PICKS:

    1. froome
    2. ccontador
    3. jrod
    4. quintana
    5. gerrans




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  22. @Sauterelle

    A woman who doesnt want shoes? I never heard of such a thing!




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  23. @TBONE

    Nice bike setup, apart from that pile of stack. Like the blue bars with white saddle. Very Pantani.




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  24. @paolo

    @Sauterelle

    A woman who doesnt want shoes? I never heard of such a thing!

    You SEXIST BASTARDOOOOO!

    sorry, couldn’t resist.




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  25. VSP PICKS:

    1. gerrans
    2. gilbert
    3. contador
    4. porte
    5. vroome




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  26. apologies my mind always wanders to Dutch department stores when writing froome

    VSP PICKS:

    1. gerrans
    2. gilbert
    3. contador
    4. porte
    5. froome




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  27. Haystack, meet the needle

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Dan Martin
    2. Tommy V
    3. Chava
    4. Quintana
    5. Purito




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  28. @paolo

    @Sauterelle

    A woman who doesnt want shoes? I never heard of such a thing!

    Haha, I’m kinda strange that way. And partial to my Sidis.




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  29. Fingers crossed…

    VSP PICKS:

    1. froome
    2. quintana
    3. contador
    4. rodriguez
    5. krieuziger




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  30. @Buck Rogers

    @paolo

    @Sauterelle

    A woman who doesnt want shoes? I never heard of such a thing!

    You SEXIST BASTARDOOOOO!

    sorry, couldn’t resist.

    Never apologize for telling the truth!




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  31. VSP PICKS:

    1. C. Evans
    2. S. Chavanel
    3. A. Contador
    4. J. Fuglsang
    5. J. Rodriguez




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  32. VSP PICKS:

    1. Contador
    2. Quintana
    3. Froome
    4. Kruetzinger
    5. J Rodriguez




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  33. J Rod and A Valve go for it fuelled by Irn Bru. Froomdug allows Porte the honour of running over A Conts heid this time. Here’s hoping for some more apocalyptic rain to see who has cojones and who doesn’t

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Valverde
    2. Rodriguez
    3. Contador
    4. Porte
    5. Froome




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  34. VSP PICKS:

    1. Quintana
    2. Froome
    3. Contador
    4. Kreuziger
    5. Valverde




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  35. VSP PICKS:

    1. Froome
    2. Contador
    3. Quintana
    4. Rodriguez
    5. Evans




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  36. VSP PICKS:

    1. Valverde
    2. Martin
    3. Contador
    4. Froome
    5. Rodriguez




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  37. No idea. Hope Froome descends like Wiggo in the Giro.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. contador
    2. J rod
    3. Quintana
    4. fugslang
    5. vockler




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  38. VSP PICKS:

    1. A Contador
    2. R Krieuziger
    3. P Sagan
    4. S Chavanel
    5. N Quintana




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  39. Froome to Wiggo in his pants




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  40. VSP PICKS:

    1. J. Rod
    2. N. Quintana
    3. R. Porte
    4. C. Froome
    5. A. Contador




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  41. VSP PICKS:

    1. Froomage
    2. Quintana
    3. Contidor
    4. Costa
    5. Purito




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  42. VSP PICKS:

    1. Alberto Contador
    2. Christopher Froome
    3. Dan Martin
    4. Nairo Quintana
    5. Ryder Hesjedal




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  43. VSP PICKS:

    1. Contador
    2. Froome
    3. Kreuziger
    4. Purito
    5. Quintana




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  44. VSP PICKS:

    1. Vroom
    2. Cuntador
    3. Quintana
    4. J Rod
    5. Valverde




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  45. I’m guessing that a break with some big names without GC hopes gets away, while the top 10, shattered after Stage 18, just keep tabs on each other. And I’m also guessing that I’ll be totally wrong.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Hesjedal
    2. Cuddles
    3. Gerrans
    4. Martin
    5. Rolland




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  46. VSP PICKS:

    1. quintana
    2. CONTADOR
    3. FROOME
    4. fuglsang and danced
    5. porte




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  47. VSP PICKS:

    1. rodriguez
    2. contador
    3. froome
    4. valverde
    5. quintana




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  48. VSP PICKS:

    1. The Spanish Steak
    2. Vroome
    3. Quintana Roo
    4. J Rod
    5. Kruezinger




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  49. With little to no clue (see Tour VSP picks for confirmation) I am going with the current rankings in the KOM standings.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. froome chris
    2. QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander
    3. NIEVE ITURRALDE Mikel
    4. ROLLAND Pierre
    5. RODRIGUEZ OLIVER Joaquin




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  50. I’m so tempted to tip Gilbert. That final climb might just be a touch much though.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Cuddles
    2. Contador
    3. JRod
    4. Valverde
    5. Kreuziger




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