Velominati Super Prestige: Gent – Wevelgem 2016

Deinze – Wevelgem really but Gent sounds correct, like Het Volk. Last year’s windy wet edition was a pretty awesome race except Luca Paolini won it wearing tights (FFS!?) and maybe high on Italian marching powder. Riders were leaning into the wind and being blown off the road. It was awesome to watch maybe not so awesome to race.

Tony Martin will be lining up as he prepares for a Spring Classics campaign. If you have Ronde van Vlaanderen dreams you best ride this and see how the gun prep has gone. Tomeke, Faboo, it should be a proper battle.

Here is the start list and it is impressive. Let us hope the Belgian weather is true to form. The prize list is equally impressive and after that weird Milan-Sanremo finish, no VSP savants are crushing it yet. So do some stretches, limber up, if you need to unload some bad choices (H. Haussler), get those out of your system now before the real races begin.

To review:


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295 Replies to “Velominati Super Prestige: Gent – Wevelgem 2016”

  1. OK, I’ll bite.

    Jeezy chreezy Etixx is bringing a strong squad. Cav doesn’t stand a chance, especially with “Keep the rubber side up” Ferrar pulling for him. I submit my choices and have no regrets.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. tornado tom
    2. van avermaet
    3. sagan
    4. vanmarcke
    5. Whale shark
  2. The curse continues, the ‘douche comes good and some outliers.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. CAVENDISH Mark
    2. SAGAN Peter
    3. KRISTOFF Alexander
    4. HAUSSLER Heinrich
    5. BEVIN Patrick
  3. Taking your advice @frank  – the H

    airstyle in at 5

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Tom Boonen
    2. Cancellara
    3. Van Avermaet
    4. Sagan
    5. Haussler
  4. VSP PICKS:

    1. GAVIRIA, Fernando
    2. KRISTOFF, Alexander
    3. TERPSTRA Niki
    4. STANNARD. Ian
    5. Peter Sagan
  5. @Owen

    @universo

    VSP PICKS:

    1. SAGAN, Peter
    2. VAN AVERMAET, Greg
    3. BOONEN, Tom
    4. FARRAR, Tyler
    5. VANMARCKE, Sep

    WTF. Why did it quote me in my quest to talk shit? Rule #43, I suppose.

    what the hell are you talking about and how did I get involved ??

  6. Let’s try that again…

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Kristoff
    2. Cancellara
    3. Van Avermaet
    4. Sagan
    5. Stybar
  7. Time for Theuns or Benoot to win something

    . GvA to fail gloriously while getting more valuable RVV training.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Theuns
    2. Sagan
    3. Benoot
    4. Kristoff
    5. Gaviria
  8. Fingers crossed it stays together for a sprint…

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Kristoff
    2. Greipel
    3. Demare
    4. Nizzolo
    5. Viviani
  9. I fancy Stannard for this. Other than that, god alone knows and he aint sayin nuffink.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Yogi
    2. Sparty
    3. Pinchy
    4. Greg Van Avermaet
    5. Eddy B Hagen
  10. Fuck a duck who to pick…I’d like to say Die Panzerwagen but I don’t quite see it in his first race of the season. I’d also like to say Sagan…but again don’t see it. Here goes nothing.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Kristoff
    2. Sagan
    3. Van Avermaet
    4. Stannard
    5. Martin
  11. Updated on the offchance that Dan Martin is on the list. That’d be just my luck.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Kristoff
    2. Sagan
    3. Van Avermaet
    4. Stannard
    5. Tony Martin
  12. VSP PICKS:

    1. Fernando Gaviria
    2. Alexander Kristoff
    3. Peter Sagan
    4. Fabian Cancellara
    5. Tom Boonen
  13. Tempting fate with HH is tempting

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Fabian Cancellara
    2. Tom Boonen
    3. Peter Sagan
    4. Greg van Avermaet
    5. Ian Stannard
  14. Talk about safe choice

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Sagan
    2. Cancellara
    3. Van Avermaet
    4. Kristoff
    5. Boonen
  15. I hope i’m wrong about Sagan, i’d really like to see that guy standing on the top step.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. martin
    2. sagan
    3. kristoff
    4. van avermaet
    5. cancellara
  16. Oops, hit enter key at the wrong time!  Safe bets here.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Sagan
    2. Boonen
    3. Cancellara
    4. Cavendish
    5. Van Avermaet
  17. @RedRanger

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Sagan
    2. Stybar
    3. CANCELLARA
    4. VAN AVERMAET
    5. Boonen

    I find your mixture of capitals and lower case disturbing, General.

  18. @RobSandy

    @RedRanger

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Sagan
    2. Stybar
    3. CANCELLARA
    4. VAN AVERMAET
    5. Boonen

    I find your mixture of capitals and lower case disturbing, General.

    Thats what I get for doing the old “copy/paste”

  19. So – I either bridge to that early break or (more likley) catch a drain cover and have to wait, gently bleeding, beside the road for the team car and a spare bike that doesn’t quite fit…

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Niki Terpstra
    2. Stijn Vandenbergh
    3. Jens Debusschere
    4. Sep Vanmarcke
    5. Jürgen Roelandts
  20. Probably unlikely, but I’d like to see cav get another good win…

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Cavendish
    2. Sagan
    3. Cancellara
    4. Boonen
    5. Boassen-hagen
  21. VSP PICKS:

    1. Peter Sagan
    2. Greg Van Avermaet
    3. Tom Boonen
    4. Sep Vanmarcke
    5. Stybar
  22. Getting nervous already, changed Stybar by Stannard on 5th spot.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Kristoff
    2. Cancellara
    3. Van Avermaet
    4. Sagan
    5. Stannard
  23. thinking Stybar will do well also but just cannot put him in the top 5

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Sagan
    2. Cancellara
    3. Boonen
    4. Van Avermaet
    5. Kristoff

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