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02-03-23, 01:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 157
Posted By slcbob

Me neither! It's a dog eat dog world, and...

Me neither!

It's a dog eat dog world, and Vitor Barsocchi is wearing Milk Bone underwear beneath his Iron Butterfly. A strong showing by Sr. Xuxo today lifted him to the GC lead today in our...
02-02-23, 06:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 157
Posted By slcbob

Keka 76, our stoic nemesis, leaps to the front in...

Keka 76, our stoic nemesis, leaps to the front in our little BF league.

I see our VG GC podium as of stage 2 is Team Giulio. I was torn between Ciccone and little Kenny, ultimately leading to...
02-01-23, 10:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 157
Posted By slcbob

Grab some safety goggles and open the cava.

Grab some safety goggles and open the cava.
02-01-23, 10:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 157
Posted By slcbob

I dropped Kooij from my VG team in my one...

I dropped Kooij from my VG team in my one adjustment. It bodes well for him today. They're just going through 10k as I type.
01-30-23, 05:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 795
Posted By slcbob

I don't know how many invites a Continental team...

I don't know how many invites a Continental team from Colombia will get, even with Miggylo. Superman may be disappearing into the Bat Cave for the ASO / RCS events. Quizás el se queda allá.
...
01-29-23, 09:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 795
Posted By slcbob

Another dominant show of force by GrainBrain ....

Another dominant show of force by GrainBrain . Feel free to get that out of your system!

Nice to some of the usual suspects trickling in.
01-28-23, 06:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 171
Posted By slcbob

Don't be surprised to see Sagan in Leadville....

Don't be surprised to see Sagan in Leadville. Watch for Sara to break the story.
01-27-23, 09:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 795
Posted By slcbob

GrainBrain , you're crushing it. Top 3% of this...

GrainBrain , you're crushing it. Top 3% of this race, top 1.5% of the early season rolling tally.

Eat more chickin.
01-27-23, 12:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 148
Posted By slcbob

I was there, too. I was maybe ten yards ahead and...

I was there, too. I was maybe ten yards ahead and to his left when he threw his helmet into the crowd to his right. It looks like we were pretty close to each other. That was a good race.
01-27-23, 12:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 148
Posted By slcbob

Nailed it! See? Third time is the charm.

Nailed it!

See? Third time is the charm.
01-26-23, 08:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 795
Posted By slcbob

I'm thinking it's early days in his recovery and...

I'm thinking it's early days in his recovery and return to racing for Bernal to be the protected rider. I think Ineos rides for Martinez; Bernal and Ganna do what they can do. Bernal's time comes...
01-26-23, 06:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 164
Posted By slcbob

Next prediction? Third time will be the charm. ...

Next prediction? Third time will be the charm.

Sara, consider jumping into the Velogames threads to pick stage winners, etc. You are showing the same talent at this forecasting stuff that...
01-25-23, 09:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 795
Posted By slcbob

Thomas de Gendt, Taco Van Der Hoorn, Dani...

Thomas de Gendt, Taco Van Der Hoorn, Dani Martinez. Notorious breakaway specialists all.



Fixed it for you, amigo. Now it seems to be am eminently reasonable, perhaps even insightful, horrible...
01-24-23, 05:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 795
Posted By slcbob

Don't cry for GrainBrain , Argentina. He's...

Don't cry for GrainBrain , Argentina. He's crushing it with his Nizzolo / Gaviria combo. Though I'm sure he's a little misty after leaving the Mighty Quinn off his roster. Outstanding result for...
01-24-23, 05:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 795
Posted By slcbob

Eric, are you talking about last week's Tour Down...

Eric, are you talking about last week's Tour Down Under?
There was a little discussion here: https://www.bikeforums.net/professional-cycling-fans/1266217-velogames-2023-so-begins.html
No TT in the...
01-24-23, 03:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 171
Posted By slcbob

Hoogerland is back!

Sort of. But go, Johnny, go!

https://www.procyclingstats.com/article/johnny-hoogerland-returns-to-uci-racing
01-24-23, 03:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 164
Posted By slcbob

No announcement until next week. I think there's...

No announcement until next week. I think there's still time in there for Miguel Angel Lopez to pull off some heroics that shake this up.
01-23-23, 02:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 795
Posted By slcbob

I just stumbled across this anomaly... San...

I just stumbled across this anomaly...

San Juan does not have a sprint points competition tab in the PCS standings, and there is no table for end of tour points standings the Velogames rules....
01-23-23, 05:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 795
Posted By slcbob

Dogs and bikes. Outstanding! Do you have a...

Dogs and bikes. Outstanding!

Do you have a Lagotto Romagnolo to go with the posh Campy groupset?

Whether or not, many happy miles and barks.
01-22-23, 05:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 795
Posted By slcbob

TBD whether the end of tour points for a GC rider...

TBD whether the end of tour points for a GC rider or the stage wins for a sprinter on all but the hilly stage will pencil out in the end. You're taking a wide stance, there, GrainBrain

TBD if...
01-22-23, 07:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 378
Posted By slcbob

There I was, doing my best Erik Zabel imitation,...

There I was, doing my best Erik Zabel imitation, dashing past GrainBrain for the line, putting his pantos in a bunch, feeling pretty darn celebratory. And along comes Hermann Freire! D'oh.
...
01-20-23, 05:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 795
Posted By slcbob

I would love to see Bernal back in his splendor,...

I would love to see Bernal back in his splendor, and I vaguely recall pre-season talk of him being slated for a Grand Tour. I know Ineos wouldn't do that lightly, without promising signs. But...
01-20-23, 11:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 795
Posted By slcbob

Vuelta a San Juan

The action in Argentina starts Sunday.

The one code to rule them all for Velogames is league: bike forums, league code: 877037911

In three minutes, I made some tough choices and fielded an...
01-20-23, 06:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 378
Posted By slcbob

Way to drop the first good BF VG hex of the year,...

Way to drop the first good BF VG hex of the year, GrainBrain . Poor [rider of] Rohan.

I was all giddy seeing the results just now. Less so when I confirmed my team does not, in fact, contain...
01-19-23, 06:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 378
Posted By slcbob

I was poking around on Peacock last night and saw...

I was poking around on Peacock last night and saw that "today's" race broadcasts live at 9:30pm Eastern last night. Ozzy ozzy ozzy.

That's still past my bedtime, and a little too early for our...
01-18-23, 11:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 378
Posted By slcbob

Another stage victory for GrainBrain ! We haven't...

Another stage victory for GrainBrain ! We haven't seen dominance like this since back when George Santos was riding for Radio Shack.
01-18-23, 03:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 378
Posted By slcbob

I was just dropping by to say "it's hard to pick...

I was just dropping by to say "it's hard to pick against Ewan in a stage like this, why didn't I pick him?" but then I saw how ridiculously early this time zone thing works out to be. I don't think...
01-17-23, 09:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 378
Posted By slcbob

Some impressive pantos dropping by Grain Brain....

Some impressive pantos dropping by Grain Brain. Let's see how this goes. It's not such a long way to Mount Lofty, but maybe there's still time to reel back a few hundred points.

Hayters gonna...
01-16-23, 07:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 378
Posted By slcbob

Glancing at Shad's Mess, I see a few sage choices...

Glancing at Shad's Mess, I see a few sage choices but casually netted the team's prospects out to mediocre at best. :50:

I'm pretty sure that means Shadco is going to wipe the floor with my weak...
01-15-23, 11:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 378
Posted By slcbob

It seems Caleb was! That little rascal did OK in...

It seems Caleb was! That little rascal did OK in the preview crit down under. May he stay on his bike some more, and let's hope the antipodean teen fan girls let the lads sleep.
01-05-23, 06:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 217
Posted By slcbob

There's a conspicuous absence of details at that...

There's a conspicuous absence of details at that site. But it's a start.

Good luck to the teams, racers, and league. It might be interesting.
12-30-22, 04:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 306
Posted By slcbob

Velonews has a series of 2022 recap stories going...

Velonews has a series of 2022 recap stories going now.
12-30-22, 05:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 306
Posted By slcbob

If you follow every year, you still get lost in...

If you follow every year, you still get lost in the team rebranding and rider churn.

RIP Steephill. It was a great resource.

To make matters worse, many print resources have gone behind...
12-24-22, 04:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 217
Posted By slcbob

National Crit League? !!

First I've heard of it:

https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/miami-nights-and-denver-disruptors-launched-for-2023-national-cycling-league/

2023 races include Miami, Denver, Atlanta, and DC. Details...
12-23-22, 04:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,002
Posted By slcbob

Some changes to the points system summarized...

Some changes to the points system summarized here.

More points at top races, deeper into the finish order, and deeper into the team roster.
...
12-22-22, 04:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 851
Posted By slcbob

Great riders went to Ineos to toil well paid but...

Great riders went to Ineos to toil well paid but semi-anonymously in the trenches. Sort of a Ben Hur, row well and live scene.

Then every now and then, the GC guy would crash out and we'd get to...
12-20-22, 02:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 851
Posted By slcbob

Cees Bol pitched up at Vino's training camp, too....

Cees Bol pitched up at Vino's training camp, too.

He's no Morkov, Renshaw, or Eisel, but at least there's someone else on the team who isn't a climber.
12-18-22, 07:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By slcbob

Yes. Very interesting. The saga continues. ...

Yes. Very interesting. The saga continues.

https://www.velonews.com/news/road/mark-cavendish-to-astana-qazaqstan-team-brass-inside-sources-suggest-it-is-possible/

The seemingly balanced article...
12-14-22, 05:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 851
Posted By slcbob

At the rate things happen here, it will drift off...

At the rate things happen here, it will drift off the top in 4 or 5 months, and less than a dozen folks will see it who haven't already seen it.

No harm done. Don't sweat it.
From here on out,...
12-14-22, 07:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By slcbob

Another exit for MA Lopez

Miggylo no se queda allá.

https://www.velonews.com/news/road/miguel-angel-lopez-fired-by-astana-for-probable-connection-with-doctor-investigated-for-drug-trafficking/
12-12-22, 09:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 851
Posted By slcbob

Per CN, the IPT roster was full at 30 two days...

Per CN, the IPT roster was full at 30 two days ago. Of folks not going to Le Tour.
12-12-22, 08:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,285
Posted By slcbob

I was thinking of the argy bargy pugilists rather...

I was thinking of the argy bargy pugilists rather than proper sprinter chops. Basically, GCN meets Rollerball.

I'm a fan of Robbie McEwen and would expect him to magically slice through the fog to...
12-11-22, 02:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,285
Posted By slcbob

Only if it is a steel cage match. Perhaps...

Only if it is a steel cage match.

Perhaps him, Sagan, Groenewegen, Bouhani, with Renshaw doing a few head butt leadouts.
11-30-22, 07:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 373
Posted By slcbob

Last weekend, it was sad to see Pidcock...

Last weekend, it was sad to see Pidcock schlepping his taco'd wheel on the back of his rainbow jersey.

I am headed to a local CX race this Sunday. The weather will be brisk with just enough rain...
11-15-22, 04:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,733
Posted By slcbob

There have certainly been wunderkinds since then....

There have certainly been wunderkinds since then. Were there any before?

Though thinking about it again, it was less that he was young and more that he was such a character. We've certainly had...
11-04-22, 09:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 758
Posted By slcbob

I haven't looked closely at the route. Yet....

I haven't looked closely at the route. Yet. Reading your comments, sincos , I tend to follow and agree with most of what you're saying but I'm not sure how I feel about short stages. La Vuelta likes...
11-03-22, 07:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 758
Posted By slcbob

Rabble rouser

Rabble rouser
10-14-22, 06:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,002
Posted By slcbob

Interesting observation on Cofidis. Imagine...

Interesting observation on Cofidis.

Imagine what a scramble it would have been if Ewan stayed on his bike. Only 400 points separate 14th to 18th place, on the lip of the precipice.
10-13-22, 08:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,002
Posted By slcbob

I hadn't seen pt 2 of Vaughters' op-eds. Thanks...

I hadn't seen pt 2 of Vaughters' op-eds. Thanks for the link.

A few days ago, I was out for a ride and pondering the big things in life. I tried thinking through the "why top 10 riders, why not...
10-12-22, 04:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,002
Posted By slcbob

Here's a pre-mortem. ...

Here's a pre-mortem.
https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/relegation-watch-only-a-miracle-can-save-lotto-soudal-with-israel-premier-tech-definitely-down/

Interesting take-aways for me:

1) Israel...
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