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ursula

  • joined May 05, 2008
  • last login Jul 10, 2014
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Bad ass tricycle rider, owner, Working Class Acupuncture in Portland

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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

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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!

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

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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

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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

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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

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How much has Costa gotten into Purito's head?

Want to Win the Vuelta? Skip the Giro and Tour

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A very small study on success in the Vuelta.

Cyclists' map of California, 1896

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Largecyclistmap

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?

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Too many SSR's or too few?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

#8 Edvald Boasson Hagen vs #9 Thor Hushovd

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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!

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#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

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#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

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#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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