Velominati Super Prestige: La Clásica San Sebastián 2015

For anyone who has just witnessed the Tour de France, the single most amazing point is, these guys are super-human freaks of nature. A few thousand kilometers, untold meters gained climbing, all at an average speed us mortals could not do for an hour, on the flat. Six days after Paris and there are only going to be two pairs of guns available for install: the fried ones and the mint ones. To be sure the winner will be someone who rode the Tour. Who is going to have the mint legs on come Saturday that is the real question. The soigneurs may be the best inside information people for San Sebastián.

Phil Gil is the designated leader for BMC but the wiley old local boy Samu Sanchez is the one on that team to keep an eye on. He was a monster on the Tour. To think this guy couldn’t get a contract for 2015, someone is not paying attention. Purito’s guns will be two smoking cigar stubs. I’d like to count out Malmerde but I have to grudgingly admire what a stud he is and he can never be counted out.

Here is a provisional start list. Do with it as you wish. Don’t Delgado. These are some quality points here. Good luck and good picking.

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98 Replies to “Velominati Super Prestige: La Clásica San Sebastián 2015”

  1. VSP PICKS:

    1. Alejandro Valverde
    2. Joaquim Rodriguez
    3. Philippe Gilbert
    4. Julian Alaphilippe
    5. Mikel Landa
  2. VSP PICKS:

    1. Philippe Gilbert
    2. Joaquim Rodriguez
    3. Alejandro Valverde
    4. Mikel Landa
    5. Thibaut Pinot
  3. VSP PICKS:

    1. Alejandro Valverde
    2. Tony Gallopin
    3. Julian Alaphilippe
    4. Philippe Gilbert
    5. Bauke Mollema
  4. Satisfied with top 3 but not 100% on 4/5

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Alejandro Valverde
    2. Joaquim Rodriguez
    3. Philippe Gilbert
    4. Tony Gallopin
    5. Julian Alaphilippe
  5. If I pick Valverde to win, he will get second. If I pick him to get second, he will win.

    Pick Valverde to win, everyone.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Alaphilippe
    2. Valverde
    3. Gallopin
    4. Adam Yates
    5. Phil Gilbert
  6. Something old something new here

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Malmerde
    2. Purito
    3. Philippe Giblets
    4. Julian Alaphilippe
    5. Simon Yates
  7. VSP PICKS:

    1. Alejandro Valverde
    2. Gilbert
    3. Landa
    4. mollema
    5. alaphilippe
  8. No point in following the crowd

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Gilbert
    2. Mollema
    3. Moreno
    4. Van avermaet
    5. stybar
  9. have to switch gears here back to 1 day. strange feeling!

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Valverde
    2. Alaphillippe
    3. Phil Gilbert
    4. Landa
    5. Pinot
  10. VSP PICKS:

    1. A. Valverde
    2. A. Yates
    3. G. Van Avarmaet
    4. J. Fuglsang
    5. N. Roche
  11. These are who I think will win, not who I want to win.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Valverde
    2. Rodriguez
    3. Sam Sanchez
    4. Alaphilippe
    5. Gilbert
  12. VSP PICKS:

    1. Valverde
    2. Samuel Sanchez
    3. Julian Alaphilippe
    4. Alexis Vuillermoz
    5. Dani Moreno
  13. Nothing I do on the bike causes me as much grief and suffering than my VSP picks. They are so consistently bad. I’m going for a French podium. The B boys are going strong and Alaphillippe has kept his powder dry for a few weeks. Of course, Malmerde will win just to spite me.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Bardet
    2. Barguil
    3. Alaphillippe
    4. Valverde
    5. Rodriguez
  14. VSP PICKS:

    1. Alejandro Valverde
    2. Joaquin Rodriguez
    3. Julian Alaphilippe
    4. Philippe Gilbert
    5. Bauke Mollema
  15. VSP PICKS:

    1. VALVERDE, Alejandro
    2. GILBERT, Philippe
    3. YATES, Simon
    4. RODRIGUEZ, Joaquin
    5. GALLOPIN, Tony
  16. Not a bad race to watch on August 1st…

    VSP PICKS:

    1. van Avarmaet
    2. Valverde
    3. Gallopin
    4. Gilbert
    5. Rodriguez
  17. VSP PICKS:

    1. RODRiGUEZ Joaquim
    2. VALVERDE Alejandro
    3. VAN AVERMAET Greg
    4. MOLLEMA Bauke
    5. BARDET Romain
  18. VSP PICKS:

    1. RODRiGUEZ Joaquim
    2. VAN AVERMAET Greg
    3. VALVERDE Alejandro
    4. MOLLEMA Bauke
    5. BARDET Romain
  19. I spend way too much time on this and really need to mow the lawn. Here’s some Delgado protection.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Alejandro Valverde
    2. Philippe Gilbert
    3. Mikel Landa
    4. Bauke Mollema
    5. Julien Alaphilippe
  20. VSP PICKS:

    1. Alejandro Valverde
    2. Joaquim Rodriguez
    3. Julian Alaphilippe
    4. Philippe Gilbert
    5. Mikel Landa
  21. VSP PICKS:

    1. Valverde, Alejandro
    2. Rodriguez, Joaquim
    3. Gilbert, Phillipe
    4. Martin, Dan
    5. Alaphilippe, Julian
  22. Spain, Belgium, Spain, Ireland, and Portugal (just for the long shot)

    VSP PICKS:

    1. RODRIGUEZ OLIVER Joaquin
    2. GILBERT  Philippe
    3. VALVERDE BELMONTE Alejandro
    4. MARTIN Dan
    5. FARIA DA COSTA Rui Alberto
  23. VSP PICKS:

    1. Dan Martin
    2. Alejandro Valverde
    3. Mikel Landa
    4. Joaqim Rodriguez
    5. Steven Kruijswijk

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