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Velominati Super Prestige: Giro d’Italia Femminile Internazionale 2013

Velominati Super Prestige: Giro d’Italia Femminile Internazionale 2013

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This is the women’s Giro and it just happens to take place in early July, bad timing or good timing, at least the Italians step up and do a mini-Grand Tour. Here is the start list. Unfortunately we cannot be giving away more bikes and wheels for this race, but bragging rights and points are useful. Do I have any insightful things to say about this race? No, I don’t know anything about it and it’s not that I’m not interested. There is very little coverage of women’s racing that I ever see, in print or on television in the USA. I’d watch women racing in Italy. I’m not getting up at midnight to watch streaming video of it, sorry. I didn’t do that for the men’s Giro. The Tour will suck a lot of reporting over to France but hopefully there are a few sage reporters and photos who know women’s racing and Italy are a great combination.

Marianne Vos, Marianne Vos, can someone beat Marianne Vos? I like her, she seems a very nice person and a supremely gifted cyclist but really ladies, someone has to step up. I am a broken record about this. Maybe she is Ellen Merckx and no one will dominate so when she retires but I would love to see many other badass women up on the top step of the podiums too. Let it begin this Sunday. And don’t Delgado yourself out of this VSP with TdF fever.

From Giovinazzo to Cremona, the Giro Donne

Stage: 1 – 30 June : Giovinazzo – Margherita de Savioa, 124.30 km

Stage: 2 – 1 July : Pontecagnano Faiano, 99.60 km

Stage: 3 – 2 July : Cerro al Volturno , 111.60 km

Stage: 4 – 3 July : Monte San Vito – Castelfidardo, 137.20 km

Stage: 5 – 4 July : Varazze – Monte Beigua, 73.30 km

Stage: 6 – 5 July : Terme di Premia – San Domenico , 121.00 km

Stage: 7 – 6 July : Corbetta , 120.00 km

Stage: 8 – 7 July : Cremona ITT, 16.00 km

 

// Velominati Super Prestige

  1. VSP PICKS:

    1. Marianne Vos
    2. Evelyn Stevens
    3. Claudia Hausler
    4. Mara Abbott
    5. Tatiana Guderzo

  2. VSP PICKS:

    1. Vos
    2. Haulser
    3. Bronzini
    4. Stevens
    5. Gunnewijk

  3. VSP PICKS:

    1. Bronzini
    2. Stevens
    3. Vos
    4. Abbott
    5. De vries

  4. VSP PICKS (2nd Rest Day Swaps):

    1. Vos
    2. Bronzini
    3. Evelyn Stevens
    4. Tiffany Cromwell
    5. Kirsten Wild

  5. Um, why are my tips listed as rest day swaps?

  6. @The Grande Fondue

    My mistake. I had set this up as a grand tour instead of a stage race and…you don’t need to hear the rest. If you get screwed we will fix this.

  7. Sorry, entry/modification for this VSP event is currently closed. If you already entered, enter your email address to view current picks.

    what does that mean? Im already logged in.

  8. I am a completely Delgado’ing stooge. Fuckity.

  9. As expected, Marianne’s in pink after day 1. Didn’t win the stage overall but took both intermediate sprints on the road.

    http://www.cyclingnews.com/races/giro-ditalia-internazionale-femminile-2013/stage-1/results

  10. Brozini wins the stage 2 sprint, Vos still in the pink.

  11. Ack, Bronzini’s first day messed up my picks something awful… The rest are hopeless so far, too, apart from the obvious.  Still, early days.

  12. Bronzini — Yes!

  13. @eenies

    Brozini wins the stage 2 sprint, Vos still in the pink.

    Apparently the voss boss unclipped in the sprint.

  14. Here are results  and top ten VSP places as of today.

    Provisional Race Results
    1. BRONZINI Giorgia
    2. VOS Marianne
    3. GUARISCHI Barbara
    4. HALL Lauren
    5. COLLINS Emily

    Provisional VSP Standings
    1. unversio (18 points)
    2. meursault (12 points)
    3. Russ (12 points)
    4. simonsaunders (10 points)
    5. il ciclista medio (8 points)
    6. oneninefiveninesix (8 points)
    7. eenies (6 points)
    8. CanuckChuck (4 points)
    9. taon24 (4 points)
    10. Fausto (4 points)

  15. The Vos has tweeted a link to some photos of her run in. Looks like she was lucky to stay upright.  However, other photos confused me (it’s pretty easy to do): there are podium girls. Shouldn’t the cycling girls get podium dudes?

  16. Sweet Georgia you did it,  She has been very hungry, keep it up!

  17. @Jonny

    The Vos has tweeted a link to some photos of her run in. Looks like she was lucky to stay upright. However, other photos confused me (it’s pretty easy to do): there are podium girls. Shouldn’t the cycling girls get podium dudes?

    Like this one? Crikey! Is there anything she can’t do?!!

  18. @Bianchi Denti I wonder how fast she was going? Amazing save!

  19. @G’rilla Flat out sprinting FTW? 60 kmh at the least!

  20. Vos was on her game with those mad skills.

  21. @Jonny

    The Vos has tweeted a link to some photos of her run in. Looks like she was lucky to stay upright. However, other photos confused me (it’s pretty easy to do): there are podium girls. Shouldn’t the cycling girls get podium dudes?

    it’s Italy, there’s always girls in tight dresses!

    @Gianni pretty sure they were the stage 2 standings, Vos was still in the Maglia Rosa today.

  22. @G’rilla

    Video of Vos save here, at 1:30

    http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=Ui0JSGC084I&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DUi0JSGC084I

    DAMN!!!  Great vid of that save!

  23. @Buck Rogers

    @G’rilla

    Video of Vos save here, at 1:30

    http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=Ui0JSGC084I&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DUi0JSGC084I

    DAMN!!! Great vid of that save!

    What exactly happened? Did her chain jump? Did she hit a bump?

  24. @wiscot Great question.  I do not know.  And the post-race interview is all Dutch to me!  Doesn’t look like there was any grit or oil on the tarmac.  Just looks like she is cranking soooo hard that perhaps her rear tire lost grip and spun out on her.  Amazing save no matter what the cause, esp at those speeds.

  25. @Buck Rogers

    I read that she hit a small hole in a patch of repaired tarmac and her shoe unclipped.

  26. So… Vos threw down today and bear the field by 45 seconds solo. Anyone know where I can find this on TV or some sketchy pirated internet feed?

  27. @itburns

    @Buck Rogers

    I read that she hit a small hole in a patch of repaired tarmac and her shoe unclipped.

    There’s a ridge across the road that bounces her rear wheel off the ground. With most of her 50 kg over the front wheel at that point, instability ensues. The American rider (Lauren Hall?) right behind her does the same thing, but has already buttoned off, so the effect is reduced.

    Or not.

  28. @Bianchi Denti

    @itburns

    @Buck Rogers

    I read that she hit a small hole in a patch of repaired tarmac and her shoe unclipped.

    There’s a ridge across the road that bounces her rear wheel off the ground. With most of her 50 kg over the front wheel at that point, instability ensues. The American rider (Lauren Hall?) right behind her does the same thing, but has already buttoned off, so the effect is reduced.

    Or not.

    And how many other riders (female and male) would have stacked it in that situation. CX and MTB rules for mad bike handling skillz.

  29. All righty then. All you Vos believers are looking good now. Results as of Stage 3

    Provisional Race Results
    1. VOS Marianne
    2. HAUSLER Claudia
    3. GUDERZO Tatiana
    4. LUPERINI Fabiana
    5. RATTO Rossella

    Provisional VSP Standings
    1. graham d.m. (18 points)
    2. freddy (17 points)
    3. eenies (17 points)
    4. seemunkee (15 points)
    5. stickyjumper (15 points)
    6. VirenqueForever (15 points)
    7. Steampunk (14 points)
    8. xyxax (14 points)
    9. dancollins (14 points)
    10. anotherdownunder (12 points)

  30. @itburns

    @Buck Rogers

    I read that she hit a small hole in a patch of repaired tarmac and her shoe unclipped.

    yeah the early reports said she busted a pedal, but I didn’t see anything break off the bike so it’s more likely that her foot just popped out.

  31. @Gianni

    All righty then. All you Vos believers are looking good now. Results as of Stage 3

    Provisional Race Results
    1. VOS Marianne
    2. HAUSLER Claudia
    3. GUDERZO Tatiana
    4. LUPERINI Fabiana
    5. RATTO Rossella

    Provisional VSP Standings
    1. graham d.m. (18 points)
    2. freddy (17 points)
    3. eenies (17 points)
    4. seemunkee (15 points)
    5. stickyjumper (15 points)
    6. VirenqueForever (15 points)
    7. Steampunk (14 points)
    8. xyxax (14 points)
    9. dancollins (14 points)
    10. anotherdownunder (12 points)

    Why am I not getting any points??

  32. According to my abacus, I should have 14 total pts. Dispute logged.

  33. @Erik

    So… Vos threw down today and bear the field by 45 seconds solo. Anyone know where I can find this on TV or some sketchy pirated internet feed?

    http://www.podiumcafe.com/ or http://prowomenscycling.com/ are good places to start. If they can’t provide anything directly, you should at least find some helpful links.

  34. @Bianchi Denti

    Merci.

  35. Why does the site log me out when I look at this page?  Also, why are my picks not here?  I did enter them from my iPhone, and thought I saw the post immediately afterwards, but now when I look through all the posts I can’t find it!  I am gutted.  I’ll keep pulling for Ms. Vos regardless.

  36. @Lukas Im in the same boat. I had to meditate on Rule #5 and move on.

  37. @Sauterelle

    You are being punished. You can dispute points, though it may all change with today’s results. Stand by.

  38. Provisional results after stage 5. What happened to Vos?

    Provisional Race Results
    1. ABBOTT Mara
    2. GUDERZO Tatiana
    3. LUPERINI Fabiana
    4. HAUSLER Claudia
    5. CAUZ Francesca

    Provisional VSP Standings
    1. xyxax (9 points)
    2. MJ Moquin (7 points)
    3. dancollins (6 points)
    4. strathlubnaig (5 points)
    5. Steampunk (4 points)
    6. moondance (4 points)
    7. sprider (4 points)
    8. leadout (4 points)
    9. girl (2 points)
    10. ramenvelo (2 points)

  39. Wow. USA Women’s cycling, drawn from trade teams, looks really strong.

    And Vos’s reason is mountain biking? Does that make sense? This is not criticism. She said she doesn’t want excuses. It just seems weird.

  40. @Erik As Marianne said after cracking yesterday, “Deze klim liegt niet,” (“This climb doesn’t lie.”)

     

  41. Luperini disqualified for having a bike 100 gm under the limit, and was sitting in 2nd place.  That’s a kick in the VSP.

  42. Mara Abbott is a badass climber. I need to lose 80 pounds.

  43. Yep, impressive, and the ITT doesn’t look long enough to make up a big up, or?  If the US team can control Saturday like they did Friday, there might only be a couple left who are in with a shot.  None of whom are in my picks… ho-hum.

  44. OK, a time trial tomorrow. Can Vos make up all that time? I think not but these results are going to change after the dust settles tomorrow.

    Here are the top ten after stage 7.

    Provisional Race Results
    1. ABBOTT Mara
    2. GUDERZO Tatiana
    3. HAUSLER Claudia
    4. CAUZ Francesca
    5. VOS Marianne

    Provisional VSP Results
    1. dancollins (13 points)
    2. sprider (11 points)
    3. leadout (11 points)
    4. moondance (6 points)
    5. MJ Moquin (6 points)
    6. strathlubnaig (4 points)
    7. Steampunk (4 points)
    8. xyxax (4 points)
    9. girl (4 points)
    10. ramenvelo (4 points)

  45. Wow…one pick in the top five and out of position at that….need to bone up on women’s cycling!

  46. It’s over so soon. Marianne Vos finished off the podium. An American won on her climbing strength. For those interested. Podiumcafé.com has some decent coverage of the racing. Prizes, sure there are prizes. I don’t know what but if Frank makes it back to Velominati world headquarters, prizes shall be announced. But know that @dancollins was victorious.

    Final Race Results
    1. ABBOTT Mara
    2. GUDERZO Tatiana
    3. HAUSLER Claudia
    4. GILLOW Shara
    5. STEVENS Evelyn

    Final VSP Results
    1. dancollins (13 points)
    2. sprider (11 points)
    3. leadout (11 points)
    4. moondance (6 points)
    5. MJ Moquin (6 points)
    6. strathlubnaig (5 points)
    7. Steampunk (4 points)
    8. xyxax (4 points)
    9. girl (4 points)
    10. ramenvelo (4 points)
    11. freddy (4 points)
    12. LA Dave (4 points)
    13. anotherdownunder (4 points)
    14. Patrick (4 points)
    15. Erik (4 points)
    16. courtney gould (4 points)
    17. Tobin (4 points)
    18. eenies (4 points)
    19. imakecircles (4 points)
    20. la plaque (4 points)
    21. graham d.m. (4 points)
    22. Russ (4 points)
    23. chrismurphy92 (3 points)
    24. SimonH (3 points)
    25. oneninefiveninesix (3 points)
    26. Heihachi (3 points)
    27. snoov (3 points)
    28. CanuckChuck (2 points)
    29. JohnB (2 points)
    30. taon24 (2 points)
    31. Fausto (2 points)
    32. Buck Rogers (2 points)
    33. Mikael Liddy (2 points)
    34. Two Ball Billy (2 points)
    35. sthilzy (2 points)
    36. simonsaunders (2 points)
    37. Skip (2 points)
    38. meursault (2 points)
    39. Chris (2 points)
    40. Duende (2 points)
    41. scaler911 (2 points)
    42. seemunkee (2 points)
    43. margc (2 points)
    44. wiscot (2 points)
    45. VeloVita (2 points)
    46. stickyjumper (2 points)
    47. Deakus (2 points)
    48. Bianchi Denti (2 points)
    49. Nate (2 points)
    50. asyax (2 points)
    51. Adrian (2 points)
    52. blue (2 points)
    53. mama_mia (2 points)
    54. TOM.NELS2120 (2 points)
    55. Giles (2 points)
    56. Fins (2 points)
    57. Simon (2 points)
    58. razmaspaz (2 points)
    59. ErikdR (2 points)
    60. San Tonio (2 points)
    61. tony macaroni (2 points)
    62. Vernwitha_V (2 points)
    63. VirenqueForever (2 points)
    64. Facetious_Jesus (2 points)
    65. mouse (2 points)
    66. quanyeomans (2 points)
    67. jeyrod (2 points)
    68. Sarah (2 points)
    69. Ron (2 points)
    70. el gato (2 points)
    71. Chica (2 points)
    72. pakrat (2 points)
    73. zeitzmar (2 points)
    74. andrew (2 points)
    75. G'phant (2 points)
    76. Smith (0 points)
    77. Sauterelle (0 points)
    78. napolinige (0 points)
    79. Bat Chainpuller (0 points)
    80. mlambert1us (0 points)
    81. the Engine (0 points)
    82. il ciclista medio (0 points)
    83. unversio (0 points)
    84. V-inden (0 points)
    85. piwakawaka (0 points)
    86. Bill Chris (0 points)
    87. Velodeluded (0 points)
    88. harminator (0 points)
    89. Gino (0 points)

    90. The Grande Fondue (0 points)

  47. @Gianni

    @The Grande Fondue

    My mistake. I had set this up as a grand tour instead of a stage race and…you don’t need to hear the rest. If you get screwed we will fix this.

    I think I was screwed. I think I should be getting 3 points for Evelyn Stevens?

  48. Wow I hope my Tour VSP comes out better than this, and what happened to Vos in 6th place thats no help for me.

    But on the bright side go Mara Abbott and USA women’s cycling!!

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