Velominati Super Prestige: La Fleche Wallonne 2015

Who doesn’t like a nice, steep, uphill finish after getting your head kicked in for six hours? Not me, assuming I’m not racing. The key feature on this little doozy of a race is the 1.3km long Mur de Huy; doing a wind sprint up this thing has made the world’s best climbers shift into reverse and reduces the winner to a blubbering baboon at the finish line.

We’re looking at some seriously short notice here, folks, so I won’t waste your time writing a witty but rambling scenario of what might happen and how totes amazeballs the prizes for the VSP GC are (*cough* Jaegher *cough* Café Roubaix). Just check out the start list and put your damn picks in already!

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147 Replies to “Velominati Super Prestige: La Fleche Wallonne 2015”

  1. VSP PICKS:

    1. Philippe Gilbert
    2. Alejandro Valverde
    3. Michal Kwiatkowski
    4. Dan Martin
    5. Joaquin Rodriguez
  2. VSP PICKS:

    1. GILBERT Philippe
    2. RODRIGUEZ Joaquim
    3. MARTIN Daniel
    4. VALVERDE Alejandro
    5. FUGLSANG Jakob
  3. @unversio

    And not only that, every time I say his name, I get a Crowded House song stuck in my head. (and now I see Herr Liddy has beaten me to that punch!)

    Going to push Kuwaitkowski down, though watching a replay of last year’s race, he looked pretty solid slowly making up ground with patience.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Valverde
    2. Rodriguez
    3. Henao
    4. Martin
    5. Kwiatkowski
  4. VSP PICKS:

    1. Alejandro Valverde Belmonte
    2. Philippe Gilbert
    3. Joaquím Rodríguez Oliver
    4. Michał Kwiatkowski
    5. Rui Alberto Faria da Costa
  5. VSP PICKS:

    1. Alejandro Valverde
    2. Philippe Gilbert
    3. MARTIN Daniel
    4. KWIATKOWSKI Michal
    5. Joaquim Rodriguez
  6. @xyxax

    Joaquim ‘Purito’ Rodriguez wants redemption and DNF restitution — Liége-Bastogne-Liége !!!

  7. VSP PICKS:

    1. Valverde, Alejandro
    2. Kwiatkowski, Michal
    3. Rodriguez, Joaquin
    4. Martin, Daniel
    5. Nibali, Vincenzo
  8. I’m tempted by Yeates, but I reckon OGE will be keeping the team fresh & putting all their eggs in a bling lined basket for the weekend.

  9. VSP PICKS:

    1. Kwiatkowski
    2. Valverde
    3. Dan Martin
    4. FUGLSANG
    5. GILBERT Philippe
  10. Correction

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Rodriguez, J
    2. Gilbert, P
    3. Kwiatkowski, M
    4. Martin, D
    5. Valverde, A
  11. VSP PICKS:

    1. Alejandro Valverde
    2. Daniel Martin
    3. Joaquin Rodriguez
    4. Michal Kwiatkowksi
    5. Philippe Gilbert
  12. VSP PICKS:

    1. Alejandro Valverde
    2. Michal Kwiatkowski
    3. Gilbert
    4. Daniel Martin
    5. Joaquim Rodriguez
  13. I think Malmerde might win, but I can’t bring myself to pick him to do so. Hopefully purito (or, frankly, anyone else) can beat him today.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. RODRIGUEZ OLIVER Joaquin
    2. VALVERDE BELMONTE Alejandro
    3. KWIATKOWSKI Michal
    4. MARTIN Daniel
    5. HENAO MONTOYA Sergio Luis
  14. Come on Danny Boy. I know I say I was going to copy @xyxax but I just can’t.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Martin Dan
    2. quintana
    3. Kwiatkowski
    4. malmerde
    5. Nibali
  15. Fuck it I’m changing my tips Valverde for the win .

    VSP PICKS:

    1. valverde
    2. dan martin
    3. kwiatkowski
    4. rodriguez
    5. ulissi
  16. Having won three stages in the Volta a Catalunya and finished second at the Amstel Gold Race on Sunday, Alejandro Valverde is poised to defend his title at La Flèche Wallonne. Joaquim Rodríguez was missing on the Mur de Huy in last year’s race; however, if he finds himself at the front of the race this year with one and three tenths kilometers remaining he might add another Flèche to his palmarès.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Alejandro Valverde
    2. Joaquim Rodríguez
    3. Daniel Martin
    4. Michał Kwiatkowski
    5. Sergio Henao
  17. VSP PICKS:

    1. Dan Martin
    2. Nicolas Roche
    3. Joaquim Rodriguez
    4. Kwiatkowski
    5. Valverde
  18. Throw something in as time is short then maybe engage brain.  Not that the brain usually improved my picks!

    VSP PICKS:

    1. valverde
    2. gilbert
    3. martin
    4. kwiatkowski
    5. froome

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