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

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!

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117 Replies to “Velominati Super Prestige: Men’s Liege-Bastogne Liege 2017”

  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
  2. @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.

  3. Stupid thumbs, correcting Kwiatkowski…

    VSP PICKS:

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

    1. Alejandro Valverde
    2. Greg Van Avermaet
    3. Michal Kwiatkowski
    4. Dan Martin
    5. Rui Costa
  6. Balls, what I meant was…….

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Dab Martin
    2. Kwiatkowski
    3. Valverde
    4. Barguil
    5. Izagirre
  7. @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
  8. VSP PICKS:

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

    1. Alejandro Valverde
    2. Michal Kwiatkowski
    3. Dan Martin
    4. Michael Albasini
    5. Rui Costa
  10. @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?

  11. VSP PICKS:

    1. Alexandro Valverde
    2. Michal Kwiatkowski
    3. Dan Martin
    4. Michael Albasini
    5. Sergio Henao
  12. VSP PICKS:

    1. VALVERDE BELMONTE Alejandro
    2. MARTIN Daniel
    3. HENAO MONTOYA Sergio Luis
    4. ALBASINI Michael
    5. BARGUIL Warren
  13. would love to Nathan Haas get on the podium and Valverde is just going too well to not pick him is the winner.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Valverde
    2. Albasini
    3. Martin
    4. Kwiatkowski
    5. Haas
  14. Fucking Malmerde is like every Hollywood actor in the past 10 years.  They all look “too good” b/c they are all fucking doping as well–so much H and T in Hollywood these days.

    They are aesthetically doping but the looks, for the pro cyclist, are the secondary benefit.

    I hope that Malmerde gets dropped like a bad habit (which means that he’ll pro

    bably win b/c it seems that no one ever drops a bad habit, eh?)

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Dan Martin
    2. Kumquatski
    3. Malmerde
    4. Albasini
    5. Henao
  15. VSP PICKS:

    1. Alejandro Valverde
    2. Michael Kwiatkowski
    3. Dan Martin
    4. Rui Costa
    5. Greg van Avernaet
  16. @Brett

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Don’t Dream It’s Over
    2. Hungry Like The Wolf
    3. Bad Shit
    4. Killer Kowalski
    5. Henry Mancini Albasini

    Ha!  Fucking great names!  The espresso must be flowing well there, Mate!

  17. Holds nose, presses submit…

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Valverde
    2. Martin, Danny boy
    3. Kwiatkowski
    4. Bardet
    5. GVA
  18. VSP PICKS:

    1. Alejandro Valverde
    2. Michal Kwiatkowski
    3. Daniel Martin
    4. Sergio Henao
    5. Greg van Avermaet
  19. VSP PICKS:

    1. Michal Kwiatkowski
    2. Sergio Henao
    3. Dan Martin
    4. Greg van Avermaet
    5. Michael Albasini
  20. Rumour apparently that Astana (understandably) won’t start.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Haas
    2. Martin
    3. Kwiatkowski
    4. Yates, S
    5. Henao

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