Marianne Vos in the pink.   photo©Bart Hazen

Velominati Super Prestige: Giro d’Italia Internazionale Femminile 2012

Velominati Super Prestige: Giro d’Italia Internazionale Femminile 2012

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It seems a disservice to start the Women’s Giro right before the Tour de France. Even at Velominati’s main bunker HQ, the new TdF VSP sponsorship excitement has overshadowed this race. But at least it is starting (the race and the VSP), nine stages, a time trial, some sprinting, some climbing and some serious transfers. The race starts in Napoli, the next day Roma, the next day Toscana, you get the idea. It could have started in Denmark so this is better, transfer-wise. Women racing through Italy, what’s not to like?

Judith Arndt (Orica-AIS) appears to be a juggernaut of pain dispensing femininity. She gets to wear her national champion kit for both the road races and the time trial. Evelyn Stevens (Specialized-Lululemon) has been training with the big boys in Boulder, Colorado. Marianne Vos (Rabobank) is back, healed and ready to defend. She might be just off her form enough to make this all very interesting. This Giro seems like ideal preparation for the Olympic road race and there is no good reason not to go full gas. There is plenty of time to recover, unlike the TdF, so the women can hold nothing back here and be ready to rock in London.

The start list here, time is short so make your picks right now. This race starts on Friday. Daily coverage will be available via raisports for those who either need even more cycling in their daily lives or who find men in lycra riding around France and Belgium distasteful.

 

// Velominati Super Prestige

  1. Cheers Frank,

    A report here with a few little vids.

    http://www.podiumcafe.com/2012/6/29/3127047/giro-donne-stage-1-napoli-to-terracina-same-story-different-year-vos#storyjump

    They have Tuetenberg instead of Hosking. Looks like it was a bunch sprint with Nicole Cooke the only big name losing time.

  2. Is that the full list of participants? Has the VSP leader really Delgado’d this one?

  3. @Fausto

    Is that the full list of participants? Has the VSP leader really Delgado‘d this one?

    I was away for a week, ending today, and didn’t take my laptop charger. Iphone is from Singapore so haven’t used it in Melbourne. Pretty much no web access.

    Had my sister share her connection last night and was idly browsing – saw 1hr to go for this VSP event and shat a brick. I was pretty sure I would get back today and just have to place my picks for TdF.

    Despite being on the schedule, this was a big surprise and I came close to the Delgado maneuver myself.

  4. Delgado’d! Fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck. And … er … fuck.

  5. Holy Merckx it’s been hard to find coverage of the Lady’s VSP. Coverage needs to step the fuck up and make this shit easier to find.

    Mary V ripped it up again today and took today’s stage.

    Provisional Race Results

    1. VOS Marianne
    2. HUGHES Clara
    3. OLDS Shelley
    4. ARNDT Judith
    5. STEVENS Evelyn

    Provisional VSP Standings

    1. Tobin (18 points)
    2. dancollins (17 points)
    3. razmaspaz (15 points)
    4. LA Dave (15 points)
    5. Ron (15 points)
    6. seemunkee (15 points)
    7. Skip (15 points)
    8. the Engine (14 points)
    9. RedRanger (14 points)
    10. Fausto (14 points)
    11. Nosyt (14 points)
    12. Skinnyphat (14 points)
    13. gaswepass (14 points)
    14. Blah (14 points)
    15. Ankush (12 points)
    16. napolinige (12 points)
    17. Marko (12 points)
    18. tony macaroni (12 points)
    19. Flying Crowbar (12 points)
    20. Chappy McPappystackings (12 points)
    21. itburns (12 points)
    22. eightzero (12 points)
    23. Trobs (12 points)
    24. blue (12 points)
    25. Erik (12 points)
    26. Lepidopterist (12 points)
    27. Rigid (12 points)
    28. calves (12 points)
    29. Belgian Cobblestones (12 points)
    30. Lukas (10 points)
    31. Azzurri Tim (10 points)
    32. DerHoggz (10 points)
    33. Simon (9 points)
    34. hammermama (8 points)
    35. Giles (7 points)
    36. Two Ball Billy (7 points)
    37. Cyclops (7 points)
    38. snoov (7 points)
    39. The Oracle (7 points)
    40. Mikael Liddy (7 points)
    41. Dan_R (7 points)
    42. 936adl (7 points)
    43. noiyce (6 points)
    44. Adrian (6 points)
    45. sthilzy (6 points)
    46. harminator (6 points)
    47. VeloVita (6 points)
    48. SimonH (6 points)
    49. versio (6 points)
    50. San Tonio (6 points)
    51. simonsaunders (6 points)
    52. Heihachi (6 points)
    53. graham d.m. (6 points)
    54. TOM.NELS2120 (6 points)
    55. el gato (6 points)
    56. Gianni (6 points)
    57. scaler911 (5 points)
    58. sprider (5 points)
    59. Nate (4 points)
    60. Oli (4 points)
    61. Deakus (4 points)
    62. R00tdown (4 points)
    63. taon24 (4 points)
    64. il ciclista medio (4 points)
    65. Bianchi Denti (4 points)
    66. brett (4 points)
    67. King Clydesdale (4 points)
    68. frank (4 points)
    69. mouse (4 points)
    70. Marcus (4 points)
    71. Sauterelle (4 points)
    72. Aidas (2 points)
    73. Chris (2 points)
    74. meursault (0 points)

  6. @Blah

    @Fausto

    Is that the full list of participants? Has the VSP leader really Delgado‘d this one?

    I was away for a week, ending today, and didn’t take my laptop charger. Iphone is from Singapore so haven’t used it in Melbourne. Pretty much no web access.

    Had my sister share her connection last night and was idly browsing – saw 1hr to go for this VSP event and shat a brick. I was pretty sure I would get back today and just have to place my picks for TdF.

    Despite being on the schedule, this was a big surprise and I came close to the Delgado maneuver myself.

    Yes, a huge amount Delgado’d; there is so much attention on the Tour, it is really cruel of the UCI to syc this race with the biggest event on the calendar.

    I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again, the UCI have no fucking idea what they’re doing and there needs to be full replacement of the top levels of that organization. They pretend like they’re trying to promote the women’s events and then they do this. Its crazy.

    The Keepers fell victim to it ourselves; getting ready for the Tour, we knew it was on the calendar but didn’t imagine it was actually in sync with the fucking thing.

    Consider it a Schleckanical. Those of you who Delgado’d can hold a press conference and point out that you won’t lose the VSP due to a Delgado. And then lose the VSP to exactly the amount lost by Delgado’ing the VGiroVSP.

  7. It’s very euro to just dismiss women’s racing.

  8. Oh man, nil pwans, oops…

  9. @noiyce

    Cheers Frank,

    A report here with a few little vids. http://www.podiumcafe.com/2012/6/29/3127047/giro-donne-stage-1-napoli-to-terracina-same-story-different-year-vos#storyjump

    They have Tuetenberg instead of Hosking. Looks like it was a bunch sprint with Nicole Cooke the only big name losing time.

    Awesome – your intersleuthing is better than mine. Great stuff!

  10. @Chipomarc

    It’s very euro to just dismiss women’s racing.

    Are you calling the UCI Euro? Wait, oh…Fucking Pat McSpade. I wish he was a spade. You can get any manner of things accomplished with a spade. A shockingly diverse set of activities actually. Dig a hole, fill a hole. Dig something up, bury something else. Beat something, intimidate something. Commit a crime. Well, the UCI has a lot of that covered already. Maybe Pat is actually a spade.

  11. Good move from Evy Stevens today to solo away and take the stage and the lead. @Oli takes over the Giro Femminile VSP with a big 25 point tally. Shockingly, everyone but @meursault has at least a few points, which stands in sharp contrast to the men’s event.

    Provisional Race Results

    1. STEVENS Evelyn
    2. VOS Marianne
    3. POOLEY Emma
    4. LUPERINI Fabiana
    5. ARNDT Judith

    Provisional VSP Standings

    1. Oli (25 points)
    2. SimonH (22 points)
    3. TOM.NELS2120 (22 points)
    4. versio (21 points)
    5. Adrian (19 points)
    6. sthilzy (19 points)
    7. simonsaunders (19 points)
    8. mouse (17 points)
    9. 936adl (17 points)
    10. Simon (16 points)
    11. Aidas (15 points)
    12. VeloVita (14 points)
    13. Bianchi Denti (14 points)
    14. The Oracle (14 points)
    15. San Tonio (14 points)
    16. Heihachi (14 points)
    17. graham d.m. (14 points)
    18. RedRanger (13 points)
    19. Fausto (13 points)
    20. Blah (13 points)
    21. Deakus (12 points)
    22. Cyclops (12 points)
    23. snoov (12 points)
    24. hammermama (12 points)
    25. sprider (12 points)
    26. Gianni (12 points)
    27. tony macaroni (11 points)
    28. Trobs (11 points)
    29. seemunkee (11 points)
    30. Belgian Cobblestones (11 points)
    31. R00tdown (10 points)
    32. brett (10 points)
    33. Sauterelle (10 points)
    34. Nate (9 points)
    35. Dan_R (9 points)
    36. noiyce (8 points)
    37. the Engine (8 points)
    38. razmaspaz (8 points)
    39. Nosyt (8 points)
    40. Tobin (8 points)
    41. Erik (8 points)
    42. Skinnyphat (8 points)
    43. dancollins (8 points)
    44. gaswepass (8 points)
    45. Mikael Liddy (8 points)
    46. el gato (8 points)
    47. Marcus (8 points)
    48. Ankush (6 points)
    49. taon24 (6 points)
    50. harminator (6 points)
    51. Giles (6 points)
    52. Two Ball Billy (6 points)
    53. Marko (6 points)
    54. Flying Crowbar (6 points)
    55. Chappy McPappystackings (6 points)
    56. eightzero (6 points)
    57. LA Dave (6 points)
    58. blue (6 points)
    59. Ron (6 points)
    60. scaler911 (6 points)
    61. Lepidopterist (6 points)
    62. calves (6 points)
    63. Skip (6 points)
    64. napolinige (4 points)
    65. il ciclista medio (4 points)
    66. itburns (4 points)
    67. Rigid (4 points)
    68. King Clydesdale (4 points)
    69. frank (4 points)
    70. Azzurri Tim (4 points)
    71. Chris (4 points)
    72. Lukas (2 points)
    73. DerHoggz (2 points)
    74. meursault (0 points)

  12. @frank

    Mary V took the opener here; off to a good start. She’s dialed into the Maglia Rossa as well. Eightzero takes the lead in a four-way tie.

    Provisional Race Results

    1. VOS Marianne
    2. OLDS Shelley
    3. BRONZINI Giorgia
    4. HOSKING Chloe
    5. TAGLIAFERRO Marta

    Provisional VSP Standings

    1. eightzero (12 points)
    2. Ron (12 points)
    3. seemunkee (12 points)
    4. Lepidopterist (12 points)
    5. Ankush (10 points)
    6. the Engine (10 points)
    7. napolinige (10 points)
    8. Marko (10 points)
    9. RedRanger (10 points)
    10. tony macaroni (10 points)
    11. Flying Crowbar (10 points)
    12. Fausto (10 points)
    13. Chappy McPappystackings (10 points)
    14. razmaspaz (10 points)
    15. Nosyt (10 points)
    16. Lukas (10 points)
    17. itburns (10 points)
    18. Tobin (10 points)
    19. LA Dave (10 points)
    20. Trobs (10 points)
    21. blue (10 points)
    22. Erik (10 points)
    23. Skinnyphat (10 points)
    24. dancollins (10 points)
    25. Rigid (10 points)
    26. gaswepass (10 points)
    27. calves (10 points)
    28. Azzurri Tim (10 points)
    29. Skip (10 points)
    30. Belgian Cobblestones (10 points)
    31. DerHoggz (10 points)
    32. Blah (10 points)
    33. Giles (4 points)
    34. Cyclops (4 points)
    35. sprider (4 points)
    36. mouse (4 points)
    37. Marcus (4 points)
    38. Nate (2 points)
    39. Aidas (2 points)
    40. meursault (2 points)
    41. Oli (2 points)
    42. noiyce (2 points)
    43. Deakus (2 points)
    44. R00tdown (2 points)
    45. taon24 (2 points)
    46. Adrian (2 points)
    47. sthilzy (2 points)
    48. harminator (2 points)
    49. il ciclista medio (2 points)
    50. VeloVita (2 points)
    51. SimonH (2 points)
    52. versio (2 points)
    53. snoov (2 points)
    54. Bianchi Denti (2 points)
    55. The Oracle (2 points)
    56. scaler911 (2 points)
    57. brett (2 points)
    58. San Tonio (2 points)
    59. simonsaunders (2 points)
    60. Heihachi (2 points)
    61. King Clydesdale (2 points)
    62. frank (2 points)
    63. hammermama (2 points)
    64. Mikael Liddy (2 points)
    65. graham d.m. (2 points)
    66. TOM.NELS2120 (2 points)
    67. el gato (2 points)
    68. 936adl (2 points)
    69. Gianni (2 points)
    70. Simon (2 points)
    71. Sauterelle (2 points)
    72. Two Ball Billy (0 points)
    73. Dan_R (0 points)
    74. Chris (0 points)

    This is the highest placing I’ve ever had in anything ever

  13. @the Engine

    The timing on that post was just great – just after frank posted the new standings.

  14. @Blah

    @the Engine

    The timing on that post was just great – just after frank posted the new standings.

    There was irony involved on my part – I’m heading back towards mid-table obscurity.

  15. @the Engine

    ahhhhh irony. A definite casualty of Internet communication.

  16. I really thought Stevens would save it for the Olympics. Well, it will blow my VSP but since it is already blown, go Evelyn!

  17. I feel like a tool discounting Vos now….

  18. And Vos drops the hammer and brings it home again!

  19. @gaswepass where did you get the results?

  20. Mary V goes bonkers again and retakes the pink jersey. Vos looking super strong.

    Provisional Race Results

    1. VOS Marianne
    2. STEVENS Evelyn
    3. POOLEY Emma
    4. LUPERINI Fabiana
    5. GUDERZO Tatiana

    Provisional VSP Standings

    1. Nosyt (20 points)
    2. Skinnyphat (20 points)
    3. RedRanger (19 points)
    4. Fausto (19 points)
    5. Belgian Cobblestones (19 points)
    6. Blah (19 points)
    7. tony macaroni (17 points)
    8. Trobs (17 points)
    9. seemunkee (17 points)
    10. Tobin (16 points)
    11. Ankush (15 points)
    12. the Engine (14 points)
    13. sthilzy (14 points)
    14. Chappy McPappystackings (14 points)
    15. razmaspaz (14 points)
    16. Erik (14 points)
    17. dancollins (14 points)
    18. gaswepass (14 points)
    19. noiyce (12 points)
    20. Marko (12 points)
    21. Flying Crowbar (12 points)
    22. eightzero (12 points)
    23. LA Dave (12 points)
    24. blue (12 points)
    25. Ron (12 points)
    26. Lepidopterist (12 points)
    27. calves (12 points)
    28. el gato (12 points)
    29. Azzurri Tim (12 points)
    30. Skip (12 points)
    31. Oli (11 points)
    32. Adrian (11 points)
    33. versio (11 points)
    34. simonsaunders (11 points)
    35. napolinige (10 points)
    36. Lukas (10 points)
    37. itburns (10 points)
    38. Rigid (10 points)
    39. DerHoggz (10 points)
    40. Aidas (9 points)
    41. mouse (9 points)
    42. 936adl (9 points)
    43. Nate (7 points)
    44. Dan_R (7 points)
    45. Deakus (6 points)
    46. VeloVita (6 points)
    47. SimonH (6 points)
    48. Bianchi Denti (6 points)
    49. The Oracle (6 points)
    50. scaler911 (6 points)
    51. San Tonio (6 points)
    52. Heihachi (6 points)
    53. Mikael Liddy (6 points)
    54. graham d.m. (6 points)
    55. TOM.NELS2120 (6 points)
    56. sprider (6 points)
    57. Simon (6 points)
    58. Marcus (6 points)
    59. taon24 (4 points)
    60. harminator (4 points)
    61. Giles (4 points)
    62. Two Ball Billy (4 points)
    63. Cyclops (4 points)
    64. snoov (4 points)
    65. hammermama (4 points)
    66. Gianni (4 points)
    67. R00tdown (2 points)
    68. il ciclista medio (2 points)
    69. brett (2 points)
    70. King Clydesdale (2 points)
    71. frank (2 points)
    72. Chris (2 points)
    73. Sauterelle (2 points)
    74. meursault (0 points)

  21. @frank

    Mary V goes bonkers again and retakes the pink jersey. Vos looking super strong.

    Provisional Race Results

    1. VOS Marianne
    2. STEVENS Evelyn
    3. POOLEY Emma
    4. LUPERINI Fabiana
    5. GUDERZO Tatiana


    By Merckx – I’m back in the top 20 – that set of drills is mine I tell you, all mine. Ah no wait that’s the Lotto Belisol one isn’t it? Bugger.

  22. Fairly good race coverage over here on WomensCycling.net. Race reports, photos, and videos. Still can’t find any live coverage, though.

    Here’s the Stage 3 coverage – awesome stuff. Evy just dropped the hammer. I’ll post Stage 4 when I spot it.

  23. Vos brings home some more bacon! Just need johansssssssson to close some more gaps and could be sitting pretty…

  24. @frank

    Man, did she ever.

    Those socks make her look like she’s wearing boots. Not a fan of that look at all.

  25. Lady Giro results – Vos still in pink. No change in the VSP despite a change in the top V.

    Provisional Race Results

    1. VOS Marianne
    2. STEVENS Evelyn
    3. POOLEY Emma
    4. LUPERINI Fabiana
    5. CROMWELL Tiffany

    Provisional VSP Standings

    1. Nosyt (20 points)
    2. Skinnyphat (20 points)
    3. RedRanger (19 points)
    4. Fausto (19 points)
    5. Belgian Cobblestones (19 points)
    6. Blah (19 points)
    7. tony macaroni (17 points)
    8. Trobs (17 points)
    9. seemunkee (17 points)
    10. the Engine (14 points)
    11. Chappy McPappystackings (14 points)
    12. razmaspaz (14 points)
    13. Tobin (14 points)
    14. Erik (14 points)
    15. dancollins (14 points)
    16. gaswepass (14 points)
    17. Ankush (12 points)
    18. noiyce (12 points)
    19. Marko (12 points)
    20. Flying Crowbar (12 points)
    21. eightzero (12 points)
    22. LA Dave (12 points)
    23. blue (12 points)
    24. Ron (12 points)
    25. Lepidopterist (12 points)
    26. calves (12 points)
    27. el gato (12 points)
    28. Azzurri Tim (12 points)
    29. Skip (12 points)
    30. Oli (11 points)
    31. Adrian (11 points)
    32. sthilzy (11 points)
    33. versio (11 points)
    34. simonsaunders (11 points)
    35. napolinige (10 points)
    36. Lukas (10 points)
    37. itburns (10 points)
    38. Rigid (10 points)
    39. DerHoggz (10 points)
    40. Aidas (9 points)
    41. mouse (9 points)
    42. 936adl (9 points)
    43. Nate (7 points)
    44. Dan_R (7 points)
    45. VeloVita (6 points)
    46. SimonH (6 points)
    47. Bianchi Denti (6 points)
    48. The Oracle (6 points)
    49. scaler911 (6 points)
    50. San Tonio (6 points)
    51. Heihachi (6 points)
    52. Mikael Liddy (6 points)
    53. graham d.m. (6 points)
    54. TOM.NELS2120 (6 points)
    55. sprider (6 points)
    56. Simon (6 points)
    57. Marcus (6 points)
    58. brett (5 points)
    59. Deakus (4 points)
    60. taon24 (4 points)
    61. harminator (4 points)
    62. Giles (4 points)
    63. Two Ball Billy (4 points)
    64. Cyclops (4 points)
    65. snoov (4 points)
    66. hammermama (4 points)
    67. Gianni (4 points)
    68. R00tdown (2 points)
    69. il ciclista medio (2 points)
    70. King Clydesdale (2 points)
    71. frank (2 points)
    72. Chris (2 points)
    73. Sauterelle (2 points)
    74. meursault (0 points)

  26. Really interesting to have three big solo breakaway wins in the women’s Giro. First Evelyn Stevens with 3.35, then Vos with 2.45 and last night Tiffany Cromwell won solo taking 8.33!

    Seeing the womens race at Flèche Wallone this year was really cool. Some pics below to show their V and put some names to faces…

    Mur de Huy 200m to go – Stevens leads Vos final lap. Vos overtook, Stevens regained to win. No love lost…

    Clara Hughes wins bike races and speed skating races. 8th at La Flèche.

    Judith Arndt finished 6th but wins because she’s the only rider all day to climb the Mur in the drops – man or woman.

    Tiffany Cromwell finished 17th.

    Claudia Hausler is not related to Heinrich thanks Brett. Finished 34th.

    Me and Mrs Harminator with the Greenedge riders L-R Cromwell, Hausler, Loes Gunnewijk, Amanda Spratt, Arndt

    The Mur is a lovely beast. My turn on the steepest ramp. 39×27 inhaling wasps.

    Reward for effort. Sorry – got a bit sidetracked. Fuck I wish I was back in Belgium.

  27. @Harminator kudos to Mrs Harminator for blending in with the very Euro puffy jacket.

    I love how we’re debating the merits of how a guy fucking celebrates decimating a top class field in one thread & at the same time completely ignoring the fact that one of the women absolutely crushed her top class field for over 100k’s to win the stage last night…so much so that it didn’t even rate a mention in Frank’s report*.

    *This could well be down to the fact that it kinda ruins his theory on Aussies & catching wind in races.

  28. @Harminator

    I hate you in an I love you kinda way.

  29. Go Tiff!

  30. @Harminator Great pics!

    I love Clara Hughes. The greatest Olympian ever and our country’s best!

  31. Final Race Results
    1. VOS Marianne
    2. POOLEY Emma
    3. STEVENS Evelyn
    4. LUPERINI Fabiana
    5. JOHANSSON Emma

    Final VSP Results
    1. dancollins (28 points)
    2. gaswepass (21 points)
    3. Ankush (20 points)
    4. razmaspaz (20 points)
    5. Tobin (20 points)
    6. Erik (20 points)
    7. Chappy McPappystackings (19 points)
    8. Lepidopterist (18 points)
    9. Azzurri Tim (18 points)
    10. Skinnyphat (17 points)
    11. Nosyt (16 points)
    12. tony macaroni (15 points)
    13. Trobs (15 points)
    14. seemunkee (15 points)
    15. the Engine (14 points)
    16. RedRanger (14 points)
    17. Fausto (14 points)
    18. blue (14 points)
    19. Ron (14 points)
    20. calves (14 points)
    21. Belgian Cobblestones (14 points)
    22. Blah (14 points)
    23. Marko (12 points)
    24. Flying Crowbar (12 points)
    25. Lukas (12 points)
    26. eightzero (12 points)
    27. LA Dave (12 points)
    28. Bianchi Denti (12 points)
    29. Rigid (12 points)
    30. Simon (12 points)
    31. Skip (12 points)
    32. VeloVita (11 points)
    33. San Tonio (11 points)
    34. Heihachi (11 points)
    35. graham d.m. (11 points)
    36. napolinige (10 points)
    37. itburns (10 points)
    38. DerHoggz (10 points)
    39. Two Ball Billy (9 points)
    40. SimonH (9 points)
    41. Nate (9 points)
    42. hammermama (9 points)
    43. el gato (9 points)
    44. Gianni (9 points)
    45. scaler911 (8 points)
    46. Mikael Liddy (8 points)
    47. sprider (8 points)
    48. Deakus (7 points)
    49. frank (7 points)
    50. Oli (6 points)
    51. noiyce (6 points)
    52. taon24 (6 points)
    53. Adrian (6 points)
    54. sthilzy (6 points)
    55. versio (6 points)
    56. snoov (6 points)
    57. The Oracle (6 points)
    58. simonsaunders (6 points)
    59. TOM.NELS2120 (6 points)
    60. Marcus (6 points)
    61. Aidas (4 points)
    62. R00tdown (4 points)
    63. harminator (4 points)
    64. Giles (4 points)
    65. il ciclista medio (4 points)
    66. Cyclops (4 points)
    67. King Clydesdale (4 points)
    68. mouse (4 points)
    69. 936adl (4 points)
    70. brett (2 points)
    71. Dan_R (2 points)
    72. Chris (2 points)
    73. Sauterelle (2 points)

    74. meursault (0 points)

  32. @Harminator “Claudia Hausler is not related to Heinrich thanks Brett.”

    Right, next you’ll be telling me Kristen Armstrong isn’t Lance’s ex!

  33. @brett

    @Harminator “Claudia Hausler is not related to Heinrich thanks Brett.”

    Right, next you’ll be telling me Kristen Armstrong isn’t Lance’s ex!

    You Idiot!  Everyone knows that Kristen is the granddaughter of Louis.

  34. @Harminator

    @brett

    @Harminator “Claudia Hausler is not related to Heinrich thanks Brett.”

    Right, next you’ll be telling me Kristen Armstrong isn’t Lance’s ex!

    You Idiot!  Everyone knows that Kristen is the granddaughter of Louis.

    Ah yeah, and Louis is Neil’s brother, making Lance… COTHO!

  35. stage 8 results

    • 1. Marianne VOS, Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team, in 22:06:11
    • 2. Evelyn STEVENS, Team Specialized – Lululemon, at 2:01
    • 3. Emma POOLEY, Aa Drink – Leontien.nl Cycling Team, at 3:23
    • 4. Fabiana LUPERINI, Faren Honda Team, at 3:56
    • 5. Judith ARNDT, Greenedge – Ais, at 4:47

    looking real good for me

  36. Need johannsen and arndt to be forces of nature next stage. Shake it up a bit. Want all 5 spots and want em right!

  37. @gaswepass

    Nice pull, dude!

    Provisional Race Results

    1. VOS Marianne
    2. ARNDT Judith
    3. STEVENS Evelyn
    4. OLDS Shelley
    5. HOSKING Chloe

    Provisional VSP Results

    1. gaswepass (25 points)
    2. the Engine (20 points)
    3. RedRanger (20 points)
    4. Fausto (20 points)
    5. Skip (20 points)
    6. Blah (20 points)
    7. dancollins (19 points)
    8. napolinige (18 points)
    9. tony macaroni (18 points)
    10. Flying Crowbar (18 points)
    11. Trobs (18 points)
    12. blue (18 points)
    13. Rigid (18 points)
    14. calves (18 points)
    15. Chappy McPappystackings (17 points)
    16. frank (15 points)
    17. razmaspaz (14 points)
    18. Nosyt (14 points)
    19. Tobin (14 points)
    20. LA Dave (14 points)
    21. Ron (14 points)
    22. Skinnyphat (14 points)
    23. Ankush (12 points)
    24. harminator (12 points)
    25. Marko (12 points)
    26. versio (12 points)
    27. itburns (12 points)
    28. eightzero (12 points)
    29. Erik (12 points)
    30. seemunkee (12 points)
    31. Lepidopterist (12 points)
    32. Belgian Cobblestones (12 points)
    33. VeloVita (11 points)
    34. San Tonio (11 points)
    35. Heihachi (11 points)
    36. hammermama (11 points)
    37. graham d.m. (11 points)
    38. Gianni (11 points)
    39. Nate (10 points)
    40. Lukas (10 points)
    41. Azzurri Tim (10 points)
    42. Marcus (10 points)
    43. DerHoggz (10 points)
    44. Two Ball Billy (9 points)
    45. noiyce (6 points)
    46. Adrian (6 points)
    47. sthilzy (6 points)
    48. SimonH (6 points)
    49. Cyclops (6 points)
    50. The Oracle (6 points)
    51. simonsaunders (6 points)
    52. Mikael Liddy (6 points)
    53. TOM.NELS2120 (6 points)
    54. el gato (6 points)
    55. Simon (6 points)
    56. Oli (4 points)
    57. Deakus (4 points)
    58. R00tdown (4 points)
    59. taon24 (4 points)
    60. Giles (4 points)
    61. il ciclista medio (4 points)
    62. snoov (4 points)
    63. Bianchi Denti (4 points)
    64. scaler911 (4 points)
    65. brett (4 points)
    66. King Clydesdale (4 points)
    67. sprider (4 points)
    68. mouse (4 points)
    69. 936adl (4 points)
    70. Sauterelle (4 points)
    71. Aidas (2 points)
    72. Dan_R (2 points)
    73. Chris (2 points)
    74. meursault (0 points)

  38. @frank that’s a nice win indeed! Congrats.

  39. I may have done a good job on this one.  Can’t wait to see the final results. I picked Vos and Pooley right for the final GC!  I’ve never picked that well before.

    Is this my reward for reading up on women’s cycling?

  40. @frank

    Thanks. Just figgered this out. Been a rough morning…

  41. @RedRanger

    @gaswepass

    I’m a day late in the Lady VSP final stage. Here is the final shuffle after the ladies results got turned on their head on the final stage. @dancollins jumps past @gaswepass for the final win with @Ankush leading in a pack of four for third. Loads of points being scored here.

    A shuffle in the GC as well.

    Final Race Results
    1. VOS Marianne
    2. POOLEY Emma
    3. STEVENS Evelyn
    4. LUPERINI Fabiana
    5. JOHANSSON Emma

    Final VSP Results
    1. dancollins (28 points)
    2. gaswepass (21 points)
    3. Ankush (20 points)
    4. razmaspaz (20 points)
    5. Tobin (20 points)
    6. Erik (20 points)
    7. Chappy McPappystackings (19 points)
    8. Lepidopterist (18 points)
    9. Azzurri Tim (18 points)
    10. Skinnyphat (17 points)
    11. Nosyt (16 points)
    12. tony macaroni (15 points)
    13. Trobs (15 points)
    14. seemunkee (15 points)
    15. the Engine (14 points)
    16. RedRanger (14 points)
    17. Fausto (14 points)
    18. blue (14 points)
    19. Ron (14 points)
    20. calves (14 points)
    21. Belgian Cobblestones (14 points)
    22. Blah (14 points)
    23. Marko (12 points)
    24. Flying Crowbar (12 points)
    25. Lukas (12 points)
    26. eightzero (12 points)
    27. LA Dave (12 points)
    28. Bianchi Denti (12 points)
    29. Rigid (12 points)
    30. Simon (12 points)
    31. Skip (12 points)
    32. VeloVita (11 points)
    33. San Tonio (11 points)
    34. Heihachi (11 points)
    35. graham d.m. (11 points)
    36. napolinige (10 points)
    37. itburns (10 points)
    38. DerHoggz (10 points)
    39. Two Ball Billy (9 points)
    40. SimonH (9 points)
    41. Nate (9 points)
    42. hammermama (9 points)
    43. el gato (9 points)
    44. Gianni (9 points)
    45. scaler911 (8 points)
    46. Mikael Liddy (8 points)
    47. sprider (8 points)
    48. Deakus (7 points)
    49. frank (7 points)
    50. Oli (6 points)
    51. noiyce (6 points)
    52. taon24 (6 points)
    53. Adrian (6 points)
    54. sthilzy (6 points)
    55. versio (6 points)
    56. snoov (6 points)
    57. The Oracle (6 points)
    58. simonsaunders (6 points)
    59. TOM.NELS2120 (6 points)
    60. Marcus (6 points)
    61. Aidas (4 points)
    62. R00tdown (4 points)
    63. harminator (4 points)
    64. Giles (4 points)
    65. il ciclista medio (4 points)
    66. Cyclops (4 points)
    67. King Clydesdale (4 points)
    68. mouse (4 points)
    69. 936adl (4 points)
    70. brett (2 points)
    71. Dan_R (2 points)
    72. Chris (2 points)
    73. Sauterelle (2 points)

    74. meursault (0 points)

    2012 VSP G.C.

    1. San Tonio (192 points)
    2. G'phant (181 points)
    3. xyxax (179 points)
    4. Blah (176 points)
    5. Fausto (162 points)
    6. Trobs (158 points)
    7. Ankush (157 points)
    8. Buck Rogers (156 points)
    9. Gianni (156 points)
    10. ramenvelo (153 points)
    11. dancollins (152 points)
    12. CanuckChuck (150 points)
    13. Skinnyphat (149 points)
    14. blue (148 points)
    15. taon24 (146 points)
    16. The Fish (141 points)
    17. VeloVita (140 points)
    18. Ron (140 points)
    19. Bianchi Denti (139 points)
    20. Mason (138 points)
    21. snoov (138 points)
    22. Mikel Pearce (136 points)
    23. Nate (134 points)
    24. Heihachi (133 points)
    25. gaswepass (131 points)
    26. Flying Crowbar (131 points)
    27. tony macaroni (129 points)
    28. Nosyt (127 points)
    29. Skip (126 points)
    30. Rigid (125 points)
    31. Mikael Liddy (124 points)
    32. motor city (123 points)
    33. TomC (121 points)
    34. The Oracle (120 points)
    35. RedRanger (120 points)
    36. scaler911 (119 points)
    37. R00tdown (119 points)
    38. Markp (118 points)
    39. napolinige (117 points)
    40. el gato (115 points)
    41. SimonH (115 points)
    42. LA Dave (115 points)
    43. mouse (108 points)
    44. sthilzy (107 points)
    45. wiscot (105 points)
    46. Bill (104 points)
    47. Lukas (103 points)
    48. calves (103 points)
    49. seemunkee (101 points)
    50. Steampunk (100 points)
    51. King Clydesdale (100 points)
    52. simonsaunders (98 points)
    53. Noel (98 points)
    54. Deakus (98 points)
    55. MJMoquin (97 points)
    56. Lepidopterist (95 points)
    57. moondance (94 points)
    58. RayElVis (93 points)
    59. TOM.NELS2120 (93 points)
    60. Erik (92 points)
    61. Chris (91 points)
    62. Cyclops (89 points)
    63. Tobin (89 points)
    64. il ciclista medio (88 points)
    65. Jay (88 points)
    66. Chappy McPappystackings (87 points)
    67. 936adl (87 points)
    68. Adrian (87 points)
    69. Marko (85 points)
    70. Marcus (85 points)
    71. imakecircles (85 points)
    72. sprider (85 points)
    73. pink (83 points)
    74. Simon (83 points)
    75. pakrat (83 points)
    76. Roadslave525 (82 points)
    77. Islandbike (82 points)
    78. Azzurri Tim (82 points)
    79. graham d.m. (80 points)
    80. noiyce (79 points)
    81. Two Ball Billy (79 points)
    82. eightzero (77 points)
    83. Belgian Cobblestones (77 points)
    84. razmaspaz (77 points)
    85. harminator (75 points)
    86. nico (74 points)
    87. Geordi (74 points)
    88. Vin'cenza (73 points)
    89. meursault (73 points)
    90. brett (72 points)
    91. Dan_R (71 points)
    92. payaso (69 points)
    93. Dr C (67 points)
    94. Calmante (65 points)
    95. Tartan1749 (65 points)
    96. Alex (63 points)
    97. ChrisO (62 points)
    98. mcsqueak (62 points)
    99. zac (62 points)
    100. Danger (60 points)
    101. the Engine (59 points)
    102. sauterelle (58 points)
    103. JC Belgium (57 points)
    104. DaRCrider (57 points)
    105. ten B (57 points)
    106. Benj (55 points)
    107. niksch (55 points)
    108. Duende (54 points)
    109. acciaio (53 points)
    110. LastBoyScout (53 points)
    111. VirenqueForever (53 points)
    112. Netraam (52 points)
    113. GProsser (52 points)
    114. Roberto Marques (51 points)
    115. Jonny (50 points)
    116. Daccordi Rider (50 points)
    117. drewPjohnson (50 points)
    118. Rev.C.Mac (49 points)
    119. tomb (48 points)
    120. itburns (48 points)
    121. sgraha (48 points)
    122. DerHoggz (48 points)
    123. huffalotpuffalot (48 points)
    124. Oli (48 points)
    125. godsight (44 points)
    126. Kyle (43 points)
    127. ben (42 points)
    128. Spicy McHaggis (41 points)
    129. smithers (41 points)
    130. Giles (41 points)
    131. ash (40 points)
    132. Jeff in PetroMetro (40 points)
    133. trustnoone (40 points)
    134. Oldschooly (40 points)
    135. Anais Ninja (40 points)
    136. diablo (39 points)
    137. frank (38 points)
    138. Belgian Boys Club (37 points)
    139. velomihottie (37 points)
    140. al (36 points)
    141. Xponti (36 points)
    142. draffenator (36 points)
    143. Aidas (35 points)
    144. mattd (35 points)
    145. Lindrop (35 points)
    146. ajn124 (33 points)
    147. Jarvis (33 points)
    148. paolo (33 points)
    149. Chuckk (33 points)
    150. farzani (33 points)
    151. Gino (33 points)
    152. Mikel Pearce (33 points)
    153. sgt (32 points)
    154. Louutah (32 points)
    155. Dino (32 points)
    156. Xyverz (32 points)
    157. Sam (30 points)
    158. mrhallorann (30 points)
    159. Modtastic (30 points)
    160. cal (30 points)
    161. MrLowell (30 points)
    162. Papageno (29 points)
    163. Paco (28 points)
    164. kowala (28 points)
    165. JCS4 (28 points)
    166. cchern (26 points)
    167. Matt (26 points)
    168. sar02 (26 points)
    169. Kedan (26 points)
    170. McTavish (26 points)
    171. Steampunk (26 points)
    172. stickyjumper (26 points)
    173. taylorgibson (25 points)
    174. Souleur (24 points)
    175. Harry (23 points)
    176. Mark1 (23 points)
    177. Eddie Bell (23 points)
    178. Pablo Colletti (23 points)
    179. shep (23 points)
    180. Chris Schneider (23 points)
    181. RMK (22 points)
    182. hammermama (22 points)
    183. Anjin-san (21 points)
    184. stenbak (21 points)
    185. actor1 (21 points)
    186. Benny (21 points)
    187. minion (20 points)
    188. Ruskerdu (20 points)
    189. tessar (20 points)
    190. J-hump (20 points)
    191. mrdriftless (20 points)
    192. Pirata with Pasta (20 points)
    193. Vince (20 points)
    194. Steve Swift (20 points)
    195. Casey Arnold (20 points)
    196. feef (20 points)
    197. Blake (20 points)
    198. Phil Schneider (20 points)
    199. Nic (20 points)
    200. NRMontgomery (20 points)
    201. roleur510 (20 points)
    202. nathan (19 points)
    203. Pedale.Forchetta (18 points)
    204. Philip Turner (18 points)
    205. bkwentz (17 points)
    206. Rob (17 points)
    207. Pistolfromwarragul (17 points)
    208. Hassan (17 points)
    209. Dashiell (17 points)
    210. Henrik (16 points)
    211. roger (15 points)
    212. Lister (14 points)
    213. Enoch (14 points)
    214. ZachOlson (13 points)
    215. Andrew (13 points)
    216. Two Ball Billy (13 points)
    217. Cyclistthings (13 points)
    218. handsOn (13 points)
    219. Nukatpiat (13 points)
    220. VeloAU (13 points)
    221. Chasquimorgan (13 points)
    222. Mike Honcho (13 points)
    223. Painkiller (13 points)
    224. TraJoM (13 points)
    225. Wilyscot (13 points)
    226. Kris (12 points)
    227. Mikeweb (12 points)
    228. ThinGuy (12 points)
    229. rhys (11 points)
    230. Poppyseed (11 points)
    231. marshy (11 points)
    232. Wayne Schimmelbusch (10 points)
    233. TBONE (10 points)
    234. mxlmax (10 points)
    235. 2000dB (10 points)
    236. Barracuda (10 points)
    237. UptheTrossachs (10 points)
    238. wiscoerik (9 points)
    239. olliewm (9 points)
    240. eightace (9 points)
    241. Maximilian (9 points)
    242. jkennedy (9 points)
    243. Sean (9 points)
    244. packfiller (9 points)
    245. Clydeone (9 points)
    246. Frank Ramos (9 points)
    247. huwge (9 points)
    248. Grant Henninger (9 points)
    249. Lunchrider (8 points)
    250. velo_ronin (8 points)
    251. IcemanYVR (8 points)
    252. anotherdownunder (8 points)
    253. El Mateo (8 points)
    254. brianc (8 points)
    255. Nozzle (8 points)
    256. cornishlovemuscle (7 points)
    257. gino (7 points)
    258. Ross C (7 points)
    259. Franklin (7 points)
    260. somebum (6 points)
    261. kah (6 points)
    262. BP (6 points)
    263. nutellaurent (6 points)
    264. ralph (6 points)
    265. Anast Demitt (6 points)
    266. starclimber (6 points)
    267. celestialdrive (6 points)
    268. american psycho (6 points)
    269. Don juan (6 points)
    270. Rick (6 points)
    271. Tomislav (6 points)
    272. sean (6 points)
    273. elrond (6 points)
    274. ifurley (6 points)
    275. Matt (6 points)
    276. DR5150 (6 points)
    277. Erik Olsen (6 points)
    278. Jellybean (6 points)
    279. batchuba (6 points)
    280. Bongo (5 points)
    281. BrianG (5 points)
    282. imakecircles (5 points)
    283. Blease (5 points)
    284. fuzzmartin (5 points)
    285. David (5 points)
    286. Jonathan (5 points)
    287. Jamin (4 points)
    288. Simon (4 points)
    289. bjm (4 points)
    290. bjb (4 points)
    291. igowing (4 points)
    292. Jonnyp82 (4 points)
    293. Bike Jonez (4 points)
    294. torvid (4 points)
    295. JFT (4 points)
    296. Will (3 points)
    297. Roadslave525 (3 points)
    298. schmiken (3 points)
    299. Craig Chambers (3 points)
    300. Topcover (3 points)
    301. ErikdR (3 points)
    302. Karl (3 points)
    303. dunderleif (3 points)
    304. Emile (3 points)
    305. Jason (3 points)
    306. urbanwhitetrash (3 points)
    307. WillB (2 points)
    308. needmoreV (2 points)
    309. Maximilian (2 points)
    310. tjancijr (2 points)
    311. tom wojcik (2 points)
    312. themayneframe (2 points)
    313. Harminator (2 points)
    314. elewis (2 points)
    315. Chris (2 points)
    316. Bonesx (2 points)
    317. veritas_tm (2 points)
    318. gearz (2 points)
    319. edukaycheon (2 points)
    320. Mshengu (2 points)
    321. minion (2 points)
    322. puddles (2 points)
    323. Paul Seip (2 points)
    324. fredd727 (1 points)
    325. la Vela (1 points)
    326. sam findley (1 points)
    327. mike masterson (1 points)
    328. Dave (1 points)
    329. la Vela (1 points)
    330. bdias85 (1 points)
    331. GPdomestique (1 points)
    332. TheCoolman (1 points)
    333. Marcovelo (1 points)
    334. David (1 points)
    335. jimmy (1 points)
    336. highball (1 points)
    337. Dave R (1 points)
    338. Tandjes (1 points)
    339. packfiller (1 points)
    340. geoff gummer (1 points)
    341. Frank (1 points)
    342. Stephen Rash (1 points)
    343. bottecchia il (1 points)
    344. richards86 (1 points)
    345. Bruno DN (0 points)
    346. TripleEight (0 points)
    347. Ryan (0 points)
    348. Hammerhed (0 points)
    349. calves (0 points)
    350. Bianchi_Bob (0 points)
    351. Erik Assum (0 points)
    352. doubleespresso (0 points)
    353. Lee (0 points)
    354. mtnbikerfred (0 points)
    355. Marcus (0 points)
    356. Joe Davis (0 points)
    357. Dave (0 points)
    358. Alex (0 points)
    359. DR5150 (0 points)
    360. Joshua C. (0 points)
    361. Lee Woolston (0 points)
    362. BillB (0 points)
    363. ed o (0 points)
    364. Austin (0 points)
    365. hendriku (0 points)
    366. Oli Cartlidge (0 points)
    367. Oli Cartlidge (0 points)
    368. Fat Mexican (0 points)
    369. Gal (0 points)
    370. Kermit Pannell (0 points)
    371. Chuckolade (0 points)
    372. TomC (0 points)
    373. magiscla (0 points)
    374. metalface (0 points)
    375. Routier (0 points)
    376. Balexander (0 points)
    377. ironaiden (0 points)
    378. jmabbott (0 points)
    379. torrefie (0 points)
    380. Pistolfromwarragul (0 points)
    381. Nof Landrien (0 points)
    382. nickcw (0 points)
    383. Ed O (0 points)
    384. G'rilla (0 points)

    385. Gerard (0 points)

  42. @Erik

    I may have done a good job on this one.  Can’t wait to see the final results. I picked Vos and Pooley right for the final GC!  I’ve never picked that well before.

    Is this my reward for reading up on women’s cycling?

    Yeah, 20 points is more than most will win in the Tour VSP and you can score that many points in one placing!

  43. I was briefly second – if I hadn’t been trapped at Nedfest yesterday and had known this I’d have been the happiest man in the universe after @gaswepass. Unfortunately I wasn’t and was possibly the most miserable man in the universe.

  44. Aack! What happened to arndt? I knew my premature(unwittingly so, of course) acceptance speech was so lacking that it musta caused this calamity. Dammit. Woulda been victory #2. Gotta bring it with the gloat next time! Whats the online equivalent of a wheelie cross the finish line?

  45. @frank As lame as it sounds, that is the most exciting part of my day. Unless you count trying to teach my 6-year-old about the gears on her new bike and blowing her mind while scaring the hell out of her. She ended up riding her old bike, happier to complain about hitting her knees on the handlebars than figure out how to ride a bike with hand brakes, gears, and that is a little too big for her.

  46. @gaswepass

    Aack! What happened to arndt? I knew my premature(unwittingly so, of course) acceptance speech was so lacking that it musta caused this calamity. Dammit. Woulda been victory #2. Gotta bring it with the gloat next time! Whats the online equivalent of a wheelie cross the finish line?

    An emoticon.

    @Erik

    Show her some of the videos over here and she’ll be on that thing in no time.

  47. @frank

    @gaswepass

    Aack! What happened to arndt? I knew my premature(unwittingly so, of course) acceptance speech was so lacking that it musta caused this calamity. Dammit. Woulda been victory #2. Gotta bring it with the gloat next time! Whats the online equivalent of a wheelie cross the finish line?

    An emoticon.

    agreed.

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