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. Rodriguez
    2. Quintana
    3. Contador
    4. Froome
    5. Creuziger




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  2. Abide




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  3. VSP PICKS:

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




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  4. VSP PICKS:

    1. Dan Martin
    2. Froome
    3. Clentador
    4. Kreuziger
    5. Porte




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  5. Well, you know, in a perfect world.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Strack
    2. Kennedy
    3. Andrews
    4. Carlson
    5. Thomson




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  6. VSP PICKS:

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




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  7. VSP PICKS:

    1. contador
    2. Hesjedal
    3. valverde
    4. quintana
    5. Rodriguez




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  8. shot in the dark. go the breaks. go the french!

    VSP PICKS:

    1. jerome coppel
    2. arnold jeannesson
    3. cameron meyer
    4. thomas voeckler
    5. joaquin rodriguez




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  9. VSP PICKS:

    1. Cadel Evans
    2. Alberto contador
    3. Chris froome
    4. Rodriguez
    5. Quintana




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  10. I gave a feeling Bertie will unhitched Froomey on the descents, I just can’t bring myself to put him as #1 pick.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Froome
    2. Quintana
    3. J-Rod
    4. Mollema
    5. Bertie Beefsteak




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  11. Unhitch. Fucking Apple autocorrect.




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  12. VSP PICKS:

    1. Mikel Nieve
    2. Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa
    3. Cadel’s last gasp
    4. Pierre Rolland
    5. TJVG




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  13. VSP PICKS:

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




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  14. VSP PICKS:

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




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  15. Anyone but Bertie to win…




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  16. VSP PICKS:

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




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  17. Hmmm, Mollema and Rodriguez might need this one

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Dan Martin
    2. Chavanel
    3. Froome
    4. Quintana
    5. Contador




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  18. VSP PICKS:

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




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  19. Pick a card, any card…

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Froome
    2. Contador
    3. Chavanel
    4. Kreutziger
    5. Rodriguez




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  20. VSP PICKS:

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




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  21. VSP PICKS:

    1. chavanel
    2. rolland
    3. kreuziger
    4. contador
    5. rodriguez




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  22. TBone – Yeah, nice bike, nice kit, cool photo!

    Question for ya – did you grow up playing other sports? Your physique looks more ball sport/muscle build than lifelong endurance athlete. Not in any way trying to be insulting, just curious. I played a lot of other sports, including years of lifting as training for them and even after a few solid years of Following, I still have a lot more shoulder, arm, and upper body mass than a lifelong cyclist or other folks who ran in college or something like that and now ride bikes. I’m kind of curious if my build will ever totally change.




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  23. VSP PICKS:

    1. Froome
    2. Quintana
    3. Dan Martin
    4. Rodriguez
    5. Contador




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  24. VSP PICKS:

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




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  25. VSP PICKS:

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




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  26. Ok, for the sake of your computers, don’t be drinking coffee when you watch this, especially the Tommy V segment. Enjoy!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THA59sKBkF0&feature=player_embedded




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  27. @wiscot

    Ok, for the sake of your computers, don’t be drinking coffee when you watch this, especially the Tommy V segment. Enjoy!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THA59sKBkF0&feature=player_embedded

    Absolutely brilliant. Some people really do have time on their hands!




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  28. VSP PICKS:

    1. Voeckler
    2. Navarro
    3. Evans
    4. Voigt
    5. Lobato




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  29. VSP PICKS:

    1. QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander
    2. TEN DAM Laurens
    3. CONTADOR Alberto
    4. VALVERDE Alejandro
    5. FROOME Christopher




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  30. VSP PICKS:

    1. Quintana
    2. Froome
    3. Contador
    4. Martin
    5. J-Rod




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  31. VSP PICKS:

    1. Daniel Navarro
    2. Joaquin Rodriguez
    3. Nairo Quintana
    4. Chris Froome
    5. Alejandro Valverde




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  32. Big decents ?? A hard one to call, I’m gonna change.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Contador
    2. Froome
    3. Nieve
    4. Quintana
    5. J-Rod




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  33. VSP PICKS:

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




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  34. VSP PICKS:

    1. Pierre Rolland
    2. Spanish Steak
    3. Froome
    4. Quintana
    5. J-Rod




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  35. @frank

    @TBONE

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

    I’d slam that stem, but for every year I inch towards senility I add a 1mm spacer. Stupid back issues. I’ve since gone to black tape, secured with my V cuff links.




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  36. VSP PICKS:

    1. Tom Danielson
    2. Pierre Rolland
    3. Alejandro Valverde
    4. Jakob Fuglsang
    5. Joaquim Rodriguez




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  37. All you haters suck my balls

    -Hesjedal




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  38. Provisional Race Results
    1. RIBLON Christophe
    2. VAN GARDEREN Tejay
    3. MOSER Moreno
    4. QUINTANA ROJAS, Nairo Alexander
    5. RODRIGUEZ OLIVER Joaquin

    Provisional VSP Results
    1. trenchfoot (3 points)
    2. GogglesPizano (3 points)
    3. SimonH (3 points)
    4. Tobin (3 points)
    5. JCM (2 points)
    6. Bianchi Denti (2 points)
    7. roger (2 points)
    8. Two Ball Billy (2 points)
    9. minion (2 points)
    10. simonsaunders (2 points)
    75. bigfudge (0 points)




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  39. @brett this is for tomorrows stage mate




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  40. @TBONE

    All you haters suck my balls

    -Hesjedal

    I wish him joy of his sponsorship, but is that really a very Canadian thing to say?




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  41. @brett

    Provisional Race Results
    1. RIBLON Christophe
    2. VAN GARDEREN Tejay
    3. MOSER Moreno
    4. QUINTANA ROJAS, Nairo Alexander
    5. RODRIGUEZ OLIVER Joaquin

    Provisional VSP Results
    1. trenchfoot (3 points)
    2. GogglesPizano (3 points)
    3. SimonH (3 points)
    4. Tobin (3 points)
    5. JCM (2 points)
    6. Bianchi Denti (2 points)
    7. roger (2 points)
    8. Two Ball Billy (2 points)
    9. minion (2 points)
    10. simonsaunders (2 points)
    75. bigfudge (0 points)

    @RedRanger

    @brett this is for tomorrows stage mate

    I hear that The Keepers keep him around for the humour aspect of it all.




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  42. Really? Well that’s just silly…




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  43. VSP PICKS:

    1. Evans
    2. Voeckler
    3. Nieve
    4. Rodriquez
    5. Froome




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  44. I’ve been on planes for 24 hours and am now in America, so things are really fucked up…




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  45. @TBONE

    All you haters suck my balls

    -Hesjedal

    I know that I am in the vast minority here (does that make sense? vast minority?) but I am loving the sunglasses on Tejay. Rocking it old style!




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  46. @PeakInTwoYears

    @TBONE

    All you haters suck my balls

    -Hesjedal

    I wish him joy of his sponsorship, but is that really a very Canadian thing to say?

    yes.




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  47. Some changes after the events on L’Alpe. After watching Evans implode again I just can’t put him in my top 5… not even for a stage as suited to him as tomorrow’s is.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Mikel Nieve
    2. Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa
    3. Pierre Rolland
    4. JRod
    5. Dirty Valverde




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  48. VSP PICKS:

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




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  49. VSP PICKS:

    1. Da Costa
    2. Dan Martin
    3. Quintana
    4. J Rod
    5. Froome




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  50. VSP PICKS:

    1. Nieve
    2. Navarro
    3. Voeckler
    4. Anton
    5. Talansky




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