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Velominati Super Prestige: Men’s Liege-Bastogne Liege 2017

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This guy. This fucking Valverde guy. How can you make it look so easy? Dan Martin was right to look like a little bitch on the podium, because that’s exactly what Valvecap made of him: his little bitch.

What kills me about him is he looks totally awesome, but I can’t find myself liking him. What’s the matter with me? Looking Fantastic is normally all I need. Maybe its because he’s bald. But that hasn’t stopped me before. Chalk it up to the great mysteries of life.

Liege is a race that’s dear to my heart; my dad and I did it together when I was seventeen and it was one of the greatest rides of my life. It’s a great classic, but today’s era of specialization means we rarely see riders contest the cobbled classics as well as the Ardennes classics. Yet, this year we’ve got Greg Van Avermaet lining up after winning Roubaix in the true Hardman style of Eddy Mereckx or Sean Kelly.

So lets make this happen people: I’m voting for GvA, nearly assuring everyone he won’t be anywhere near the podium. Appologies in advance. You know the drill: get the picks in by the time the clock goes to zero. Good luck!

Final Race Results
1. VALVERDE Alejandro
2. MARTIN Daniel
3. KWIATKOWSKI Michal
4. MATTHEWS Michael
5. IZAGUIRRE INSAUSTI Jon
Final VSP Results
1. Cary (16 points)
2. Randy C (16 points)
3. RobSandy (16 points)
4. hhbiker (16 points)
5. chuckp (16 points)
6. dancollins (13 points)
7. tony macaroni (13 points)
8. foggypeake (12 points)
9. eenies (12 points)
10. JohnB (12 points)
11. David van dijk (11 points)
12. freddy (11 points)
13. ErikdR (11 points)
14. Phil Hasty (11 points)
15. R00tdown (10 points)
16. MangoDave (9 points)
17. MikeK (9 points)
18. Kunanyi (9 points)
19. Rick (9 points)
20. TheDon (9 points)
21. Quadzilla (9 points)
22. Phillip Mercer (9 points)
23. JonnyG (9 points)
24. Clingon (9 points)
25. ojhart (9 points)
26. xyxax (9 points)
27. Yagerbomb (9 points)
28. the Engine (9 points)
29. Kevin (9 points)
30. Chica (9 points)
31. ramenvelo (9 points)
32. JCM (9 points)
33. Davido (8 points)
34. Canucklehead (8 points)
35. stooge (8 points)
36. Two Ball Billy (8 points)
37. Haldy (8 points)
38. Lebowski Achiever (8 points)
39. mulebeatsdrums (8 points)
40. wiscot (7 points)
41. Quasar (6 points)
42. LeoTea (6 points)
43. Teocalli (5 points)
44. taon24 (5 points)
45. Al__S (4 points)
46. Geraint (3 points)
47. BacklashJack (3 points)
48. Buck Rogers (3 points)
49. Skip (3 points)
50. schall und rauch (3 points)
51. Minnesota Expat (3 points)
52. Jay (3 points)
53. BaltoSteve (3 points)
54. Jason Ziegler (3 points)
55. Jansen (2 points)
56. Aldo Cella (2 points)
57. dyalander (2 points)
58. Brett (2 points)
59. osbk67 (2 points)
60. sthilzy (2 points)
61. The Grande Fondue (2 points)
62. Ccos (2 points)
63. Paul Woodhouse (1 points)
64. TurboJoe (1 points)
65. Magaramombi (0 points)

// Velominati Super Prestige

  1. Malmerde’s performances have been this year… And my VSP is fucked as my (crap) picks for Amstel got lost, and then I Delgadoed La Fleche. Part of me wants to jinx Malmerde by picking him, another part of me won’t allow it. VSP PICKS:

    1. MARTIN Daniel
    2. GILBERT Philippe
    3. VALVERDE BELMONTE Alejandro
    4. KWIATKOWSKI Michal
    5. GERRANS Simon
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  2. VSP PICKS:

    1. Valverde
    2. GVA
    3. Dan Martin
    4. Kwiatkoski
    5. Costa
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  3. VSP PICKS:

    1. D. Martin
    2. M. Kwiatkowski
    3. R. Costa
    4. G. van Avermaet
    5. J. Izagirre
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  4. @Geraint

    Malmerde’s performances have been this year… And my VSP is fucked as my (crap) picks for Amstel got lost, and then I Delgadoed La Fleche. Part of me wants to jinx Malmerde by picking him, another part of me won’t allow it. VSP PICKS:

    1. MARTIN Daniel
    2. GILBERT Philippe
    3. VALVERDE BELMONTE Alejandro
    4. KWIATKOWSKI Michal
    5. GERRANS Simon

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    I’ve seen reports that Phil Gil won’t start due to injury, just in case you want to reconsider.

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  5. Stupid thumbs, correcting Kwiatkowski… VSP PICKS:

    1. Valverde
    2. GVA
    3. Dan Martin
    4. Kwiatkowski
    5. Costa
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  6. @MangoDave Thanks you’re absolutely right, very much appreciate you pointing this out! Forgot about that in my rush to avoid another Delgado. Cheers. VSP PICKS:

    1. MARTIN Daniel
    2. HENAO MONTOYA Sergio Luis
    3. VALVERDE BELMONTE Alejandro
    4. KWIATKOWSKI Michal
    5. GERRANS Simon
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  7. VSP PICKS:

    1. Van Avermaet
    2. Kwiatkowski
    3. Gasparotto
    4. Rui Costa
    5. Dumoulin
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  8. VSP PICKS:

    1. Alejandro Valverde
    2. Greg Van Avermaet
    3. Michal Kwiatkowski
    4. Dan Martin
    5. Rui Costa
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  9. VSP PICKS:

    1. Dan Martin
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  10. VSP PICKS:

    1. Valverde
    2. Martin
    3. Kwiatkovski
    4. Henao
    5. Barguil
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  11. Balls, what I meant was……. VSP PICKS:

    1. Dab Martin
    2. Kwiatkowski
    3. Valverde
    4. Barguil
    5. Izagirre
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  12. or even……. VSP PICKS:

    1. Dan Martin
    2. Kwiatkowski
    3. Valverde
    4. Barguil
    5. Izagirre
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  13. @frank – I’m with you on the Valverde thing. Been saying the same thing all spring. He looks great, wins with panache, and is just a beast. In every way, I should like him. But I don’t. He just seems TOO good, if you know what I mean. Maybe he’s legit, but word is that he’s putting down the same power numbers that he did ten years ago and…let’s just say…he had some help. VSP PICKS:

    1. Dan Martin
    2. Kwiatkowski
    3. Valverde
    4. Albasini
    5. Henao
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  14. VSP PICKS:

    1. Alejandro Valverde
    2. Dan Martin
    3. Michal Kwiatkowski
    4. Romain Bardet
    5. Greg van Avermaet
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  15. VSP PICKS:

    1. Alejandro Valverde
    2. Michal Kwiatkowski
    3. Dan Martin
    4. Michael Albasini
    5. Rui Costa
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  16. @BacklashJack

    @frank – I’m with you on the Valverde thing. Been saying the same thing all spring. He looks great, wins with panache, and is just a beast. In every way, I should like him. But I don’t. He just seems TOO good, if you know what I mean. Maybe he’s legit, but word is that he’s putting down the same power numbers that he did ten years ago and…let’s just say…he had some help. VSP PICKS:

    1. Dan Martin
    2. Kwiatkowski
    3. Valverde
    4. Albasini
    5. Henao

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    Yeah, we know he had help from his dog Piti if nothing else, right?

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  17. VSP PICKS:

    1. Valverde
    2. Kwiatkowski
    3. Albasini
    4. Gva
    5. Henao
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