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Chris' Cobbles Game Standings

We got 19 players competing and I got to say after three races (N-K, Ham Sandwich, and now DDV) this game is tough. The standings-and know that I do not know the PdC user names of everyone so I am...

Stage Race! The Feud-a at Catalunya


The first real serious look at this year's Grand Tour contenders happens this week at the Volta a Catalunya.

Grading riders and teams in the pre-season!


Grading the teams in the pre-season! Boo-ya!


FSA-DS: I Have A Scheduling Question For You All

Such a dummy I am. This past offseason I made an evaluation of the races we use for FSA-DS on the men's side-and the results are what you see when you look at the race calendar. Problem was I made...

Cycling Calendar, Acquarone Style


Note: this is a totally spur of the moment piece. If it makes no sense, just move along. Reading the interview with Michele Acquarone in VeloNation today and boys and girls I decided to spend a...

Four riders, dreaming of cobbles glory


What do Tony Gallopin, Matti Breschel, Edvald Boasson Hagen, and Pippo Pozzato have in common? A chance to ride to cobbles glory. But can they seize their opportunity?

J-Rod vs Costa for 2014


How much has Costa gotten into Purito's head?

Want to Win the Vuelta? Skip the Giro and Tour


A very small study on success in the Vuelta.

Cyclists' map of California, 1896


Cool old time map. Here's the link to make it bigger: http://www.reddit.com/r/MapPorn/?count=50&after=t3_1oy6i5

VDS 2014! What to do with the Cat 6 races?


Too many SSR's or too few?


23 for Brazil

He! Just a year away! At the moment here's my 23 with notes on the main competitions: EDIT: I update this every once in awhile. Go tot he comments sections to see the latest version of the team. ...

1 Tom Boonen vs 11 Johan Vansummeren


Who here saw this matchup when we started? Tom Boonen Cobbled Credentials Again Please? Three time winner of the Tour of Flanders. Four time Paris-Roubaix winner. Five time winner of E3....

1 Fabian Cancellara vs 3 Alessandro Ballan


In the comments say which is more likely, Ballan beating Cance here or someone-anyone-beating Spartacus on Sunday. Fabian Cancellara Cobbled Credentials Again Please? Won the Tour of...

1 Tom Boonen vs 13 Nick Nuyens


Tom Boonen Cobbled Credentials Again Please? Three time winner of the Tour of Flanders. Four time Paris-Roubaix winner. Five time winner of E3. Three time winner of Gent-Wevelgem. Twice won...

2 Philippe Gilbert vs 11 Johan Vansummeren


Philippe Gilbert Cobbled Credentials Again Please? Two Omloop Hety Niewsblaad wins to his credit plus one Brabantse Pijl scalp. There's also a win at Le Samyn, 2 3rd plac finishes at Flanders,...

2 Peter Sagan vs 3 Alessandro Ballan


Peter Sagan Cobbled Credentials Again Please? All this year: 2nd at E3, 1st at Gent-Wevelgem, 2nd at Flanders. Last year saw him 2nd at G-W, 5th at Flanders, 14th at E3 plus a win on stage...

1 Fabian Cancellara vs 4 Sylvain Chavanel


Fabian Cancellara Cobbled Credentials Again Please? Won the Tour of Flanders twice, won Paris-Roubaix twice, won E3 thrice. He is coming, he sees, and he conquers. Tournament Mojo Power...

#13 Nick Nuyens vs #5 Sep Vanmarcke


Oooh. This is a good one. We got Nick Nuyens, fresh off his upset slaughter of 4th seeded Jurgen Roelandts 44-14. Nuyens is the highest seed remaining. Facing Nick, we got Sep Vanmarcke, who won...

#1 Tom Boonen vs #8 Maarten Wynants


In this bracket the 8v9 matchup proved competitive with Wynants prevailing over Van Asbroeck 28-18. For his reward, he faces Tom Boonen, the first seed, a 69-10 winner over Devo. Correct me if I am...

#3 Greg Van Avermaet vs #11 Johan Vansummeren


Oh this is easy! We all know Van Avermaet should advance here, right? GVA was the only rider to shut out his opponent on the opening round, crushing Vantomme 54-0. Ouch. (How do you say ouch in...

#2 Philippe Gilbert vs #7 Stijn Vandenberg


Interesting second round matchup here. On one had you got Stijn, fresh off a dusting of #10 Michael Van Sateyen 41-7. On the other you got Jill Bear, winner of a surprisingly difficult 44-17 vote...

#2 Peter Sagan vs #7 Juan Antonio Flecha


After having dispatched his former teammate Daniel Oss 65-6, The President of Fastvakia moves on to his next speedbump opponent Juan Van der Flecha, who somehow somehow somehow won the sprint to...

#3 Alessandro Ballan vs #6 Luca Paolini


Of the current foreign riders Elite Eight, Italy has the most with three and two of them face off right here. Interesting matchup here. last round saw Ballan trounce the multi-headed Insert Sky...

#4 Sylvain Chavanel vs #5 Filippo Pozatto


Ah. Now this is where things start to get interesting. In one corner you got the 4th seeded Chavanel, winner by a 43-6 decision over Oscar Gatto. Syl of course has had a solid Cobbles career...

#1 Fabian Cancellara vs #9 Thor Hushovd


On the surface this seems like a fairly easy direct comparison with the obvious conclusion that when it comes to them cobbles, Spartacus trumps The God of Thunder every day of the week. And who am...

NON-Flandrien Faceoff: Foreigners Bracket 4, Round


NON-Flandrien Faceoff: Current Foreigners Who Dare To Ride The Cobbles Bracket 4, Round 1!

#8 Edvald Boasson Hagen vs #9 Thor Hushovd


Eh, both of these Norwegians for different reasons should be higher. Very existential. They would be if they won a racer sometime soon. #8 Edvald Boasson Hagen Cobbles Credentials: The Great...

Ballan Against the Sky!


#3 Alessandro Ballan Cobbles Credentials: Through the later half of the 2000's, Al was the second best non-Belgian Cobbles rider. Not the best finisher, his big win of course was the Ronde in...

#1 Fabian Cancellara vs #16 Thomas Voeckler


#1 Fabian Cancellara Cobbles Credentials: Really? You have to ask? Really?...part deux. DId you know? Number of Omloop Het Volk/Niewsblad wins: Zero. Am I repeating myself here? hehe. We are...

#5 Filippo Pozzato vs #12 Sebastien Turgot


#5 Filippo Pozatto Cobbles Credentials: A long and winding career the could have been better and still could be better (though who am I to judge?) He's "only" won two Cobbles races: Het Volk in...

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