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Le Tour VDS Smack Thread!

Virtual-ds-2_mediumSince it's a slow day and various big-work pieces (e.g. Tour previews) are in progress for next week, it's a good time to see if there's a way I can talk a little smack about the Virtual Directeur Sportif. Wait, here's one! My ranking among all 439 teams in the partial raking category of grand tours: 22! With two more of these suckers on tap and a roster full of grand tour semi-contenders (Gesink, Nibali, Arroyo, Van den Broeck, Seeldraeyers! Mollema!! BOOM!!!) this is just a start. Also, thanks to Edvald Boasson Hagen's national time trial title, I've scored more points in Norway than Jens and Holdenmate put together.

Incidentally, if you haven't played around with the partial rankings, do so! Superted strikes again...

Anyway, as for the Tour, I'll be relying far too heavily on a lot of kids growing up in a hurry: Gesink, Mollema, VDB, Seeldraeyers, Boom, Farrar, Boasson Hagen, and half the BMC roster. But then I never really planned for the Tour, since it's worth the same number of points as the Vuelta.