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Velominati Super Prestige: Giro d’Italia Internazionale Femminile 2016

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That is quite a name. And it is quite a race, no rest days, ten days of racing in Italy. This must be the biggest race in the Women’s World Tour and if it is anything like the men’s race is should be great. Let’s hope there is some decent TV coverage. The start list is here. The route map must be classified, sorry. Imagine a course in Northern Italy: mountains, valleys, plains. Anna van der Breggen won it last year but she will have to contend with Lizzy Armitstead in this edition. The Mortirolo is here, time trials, sprints, with ten days of racing, the winner should have mad all around skills

Everyone knows the drill. This race starts on a Friday so mind the countdown banner. These are good points people, so consider your choices, do your research, then select you know who.

Final Race Results
1. GUARNIER Megan
2. STEVENS Evelyn
3. VAN DER BREGGEN Anna
4. LICHTENBERG Claudia
5. ABBOTT Mara
Final VSP Results
1. xyxax (20 points)
2. ramenvelo (19 points)
3. dancollins (19 points)
4. fenlander (17 points)
5. Clingon (15 points)
6. dyalander (14 points)
7. Tom Mc (14 points)
8. Steve Trice (14 points)
9. Jed (14 points)
10. foggypeake (14 points)
11. Bianchi Denti (13 points)
12. Phillip Mercer (12 points)
13. Matthew M (12 points)
14. Fred (12 points)
15. oldensteel (12 points)
16. bea (12 points)
17. piwakawaka (11 points)
18. Kay_Jay (11 points)
19. John Irvine (11 points)
20. AJ (11 points)
21. Randy C (11 points)
22. BacklashJack (9 points)
23. Canucklehead (9 points)
24. Adrian (9 points)
25. BaltoSteve (9 points)
26. Quasar (9 points)
27. Erik (8 points)
28. Kevin (8 points)
29. Haldy (8 points)
30. portemat (8 points)
31. Buck Rogers (7 points)
32. JonnyG (7 points)
33. tony macaroni (7 points)
34. Rob (7 points)
35. Pot Belj (7 points)
36. Father of Four (7 points)
37. bwjosh (7 points)
38. oneninefiveninesix (7 points)
39. LeoTea (6 points)
40. Yagerbomb (6 points)
41. Nicholas (6 points)
42. Ccos (6 points)
43. TheDon (6 points)
44. RobSandy (6 points)
45. TheVid (6 points)
46. ojhart (6 points)
47. chuckp (6 points)
48. Quadzilla (6 points)
49. osbk67 (6 points)
50. the Engine (6 points)
51. justindcady (6 points)
52. JCM (6 points)
53. CanuckChuck (6 points)
54. Al__S (6 points)
55. Byron (6 points)
56. Chica (6 points)
57. Monti Martani (6 points)
58. BarTapeMummy (6 points)
59. Heusdens (6 points)
60. Tobin (6 points)
61. Fabshiddenmotor (6 points)
62. VeloVita (5 points)
63. MangoDave (5 points)
64. brett (5 points)
65. DVMR (4 points)
66. Rusty Gramm (4 points)
67. Teocalli (4 points)
68. sthilzy (4 points)
69. il muro di manayunk (4 points)
70. Two Ball Billy (4 points)
71. bsqueeze (4 points)
72. taon24 (4 points)
73. R00tdown (4 points)
74. KogaLover (4 points)
75. Jansen (4 points)
76. SamV (4 points)
77. Pierre Couderc (4 points)
78. gmk69 (4 points)
79. Duende (4 points)
80. VirenqueforeVer (4 points)
81. JohnB (4 points)
82. VbyV (4 points)
83. plynie (4 points)
84. eenies (4 points)
85. cycleman3000 (4 points)
86. Lukas (4 points)
87. mulebeatsdrums (4 points)
88. freddy (4 points)
89. Wietse Verbrugghe (4 points)
90. Roobar (4 points)
91. wiscot (4 points)
92. hudson (4 points)
93. Mikael Liddy (4 points)
94. Cameron W (4 points)
95. LavaPupil (2 points)
96. Barracuda (2 points)
97. Rom (2 points)
98. Bart (2 points)
99. dinosaurJR (2 points)
100. Kunanyi (2 points)
101. Iain Taggart (2 points)
102. 1860 (2 points)
103. ErikdR (2 points)
104. GoldenGorilla (2 points)

// Velominati Super Prestige

  1. VSP PICKS:

    1. Lizzie Armistead
    2. Mara Abbott
    3. Anna Van Der Breggen
    4. Lisa Brennauer
    5. Lex Albrecht
  2. @foggypeake

    You had two of the same riders in your picks; those two picks have been deleted. Please re-enter them. Thanks.

  3. VSP PICKS:

    1. van der breggen
    2. abbott
    3. prevot
    4. borghini
    5. armistead
  4. VSP PICKS:

    1. Elizabeth Armitstead
    2. Megan Guarnier
    3. Anna van der Breggen
    4. Alena Amaliusik
    5. Elisa Longo Borghini
  5. @foggypeake

    Third attempt. Thanks @Frank for the heads up. No excuse

    for my brain damage.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Megan Guarnier
    2. Anna van der Breggen
    3. Evelyn Stevens
    4. Flavia Oliveira
    5. Elena Cecchini
  6. Really hoping I can find this broadcast in the States or streaming!

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Anna van der Breggen
    2. Megan Guarnier
    3. Mara Abbott
    4. Katarzyna Niewiadoma
    5. Elisa Longo Borghini
  7. I sprained a wrist re-typing “Niewiadoma” until I got it right. I may be out for the season. And my contract ends. Anybody have Cannondale’s number?

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Guarnier Megs
    2. ELB
    3. AVDB
    4. Niewiadoma Kasia
    5. Heeyy Abbott
  8. VSP PICKS:

    1. ABBOTT Mara
    2. GAURNIER Megan
    3. Van der BREGGEN Anna
    4. LONGO BORGHIN Elisa
    5. KIRCHMAN Leah
  9. VSP PICKS:

    1. ABBOTT Mara
    2. GUARNIER Megan
    3. Van der BREGGEN Anna
    4. LONGO BORGHINI Elisa
    5. KIRCHMAN Leah
  10. dang I’m really struggling with the spelling tonight…

    VSP PICKS:

    1. ABBOTT Mara
    2. GUARNIER Megan
    3. Van der BREGGEN Anna
    4. LONGO BORGHINI Elisa
    5. KIRCHMANN Leah
  11. VSP PICKS:

    1. Lizzy
    2. Borghini
    3. Guanier
    4. Cecchini
    5. KIRCHMANN Leah
  12. VSP PICKS:

    1. ABBOTT Mara
    2. LONGO BORGHINI Elisa
    3. STEVENS Evelyn
    4. VAN DER BREGGEN Anna
    5. ARMISTEAD Elisabeth
  13. VSP PICKS:

    1. Van der Breggen, Anna
    2. Armitstead, Elisabeth
    3. Longo Borghini, Elisa
    4. Guarnier, Megan
    5. Lichtenber, Claudia
  14. VSP PICKS:

    1. Guarnier
    2. Van der Breggen
    3. Pooley
    4. Niewiadoma
    5. Abbott
  15. VSP PICKS:

    1. Van Der Breggen
    2. Armistead
    3. Abbott
    4. Lingo Borghini
    5. Guarnier

  16. VSP PICKS:

    1. A. Van Der Breggen
    2. L. Armistead
    3. E. Longo Borghini
    4. E. Stevens
    5. M. Abbott
  17. VSP PICKS:

    1. Armistead
    2. Abbott
    3. Guarnier
    4. Van Der Breggen
    5. Longo Borghini
  18. VSP PICKS:

    1. Lizzie
    2. Guarnier
    3. Mara Abbott
    4. Van der Breggen
    5. Lichternberg-Häusler
  19. VSP PICKS:

    1. Borghini
    2. armistead
    3. van der breggen
    4. cecchini
    5. beggin
  20. VSP PICKS:

    1. Lizzy Armistead
    2. Anna van der Breggen
    3. Mara Abbott
    4. Megan Guarnier
    5. Katarzyna Niewiadoma
  21. Any news on coverage?

  22. Is there a feminine Delgado? I don’t expect so. If she was late she’d have an excuse and it would be the starter’s fault.

  23. @harminator

    wtf? This is a bit mysogynist, innit? I thought we were moving past this sort of lame shit.

  24. @Oli

    @harminator

    wtf? This is a bit mysogynist, innit? I thought we were moving past this sort of lame shit.

    Hear hear.

  25. @John Irvine

    Any news on coverage?

    Sarah Connolly can’t find any — we’re all doomed!

    But, no, it looks like there is virtually nothing, which is both ridiculous and depressing in equal measure.

  26. @mulebeatsdrums

    @John Irvine

    Any news on coverage?

    Sarah Connolly can’t find any — we’re all doomed!

    But, no, it looks like there is virtually nothing, which is both ridiculous and depressing in equal measure.

    Results here but not coverage as in video if that’s what you mean.

    How much coverage would you expect if the women’s Football World Cup was scheduled against the men’s tournament.

    I don’t know who is to blame but there seems to be very little understanding about how media, advertising and sponsorship actually works when it comes to women’s cycling.

  27. @mulebeatsdrums

    @Oli

    @harminator

    wtf? This is a bit mysogynist, innit? I thought we were moving past this sort of lame shit.

    Hear hear.

    Point taken. I missed the start. I didn’t know if there was a case of a woman missing the start of a race that could be he feminine version of Delgado. Instead I posted mysoginist lame shit. Hill repeats for me.

  28. #the

    #freudiantypo.

  29. @Harminator

    @mulebeatsdrums

    @Oli

    @harminator

    wtf? This is a bit mysogynist, innit? I thought we were moving past this sort of lame shit.

    Hear hear.

    Point taken. I missed the start. I didn’t know if there was a case of a woman missing the start of a race that could be he feminine version of Delgado. Instead I posted mysoginist lame shit. Hill repeats for me.

    Fair enough. We’ve all made misjudged attempts at comedy in our time.

    I can’t think of a notable female equivalent of Doing a Delgado.

    This isn’t really relevant, but should have a place in the Lexicon: Lizzie won the opening stage of Tour of Britain last year, then crashed into some journalists and broke something, making her possibly the only person to have won a leader’s jersey then abandoned before actually wearing it on the road — I’m happy to be corrected on that. Someone must have won a VSP event and Delgadoed the following one, no?

  30. @Oli

    Lame sexist shit perhaps. Misogynist is rather a strong word. I very much doubt that making a joke about a stereotypical female running a bit late equates to Harminator actually hating women.

  31. http://youtu.be/dtMLvzWpRB0

    trying to link to Stage 2 highlights but too dumb. From Sarah.

  32. Bump for July 4th. Any more updates?

  33. @oldensteel

    Chloe Hosking won a bunch sprint last night, nothing in the race report but I wonder if there was a crash in the run in, as Armitstead appears to have rolled in about 1m down on the bunch…Evie Stevie is still in pink.

    http://www.cyclingnews.com/races/giro-ditalia-internazionale-femminile-2016/stage-3/results/

    General classification after stage 3
    # Rider Name (Country) Team Result
    1 Evelyn Stevens (USA) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam 8:19:25
    2 Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team 0:00:03
    3 Megan Guarnier (USA) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam 0:00:16
    4 Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Wiggle High5 0:00:24
    5 Claudia Lichtenberg (Ger) Lotto Soudal Ladies 0:00:36
  34. “The lack of information coming from the Giro Rosa has been quite substantial, but today has been even worse than the stages before. We can therefore not tell you very much about what happened during the stage.”

    http://cyclingtips.com/2016/07/giro-rosa-round-up-tiffany-cromwell-outsprints-them-all-in-stage-4-stevens-stays-in-pink/

    This is disappointing. And the women are putting on a heck of a race.

  35. Here’s the top 10 GC after the end of the sprint stages. Notably, Armistead is at 4:49:

    1
    Evelyn Stevens
    10:21:49

    2
    Katarzyna Niewiadoma
    0:00:03

    3
    Megan Guarnier
    0:00:13

    4
    Elisa Longo Borghini
    0:00:24

    5
    Claudia Lichtenberg
    0:00:36

    6
    Rasa Leleivyte
    0:00:43

    7
    Tatiana Guderzo
    0:00:45

    8
    Mara Abbott
    0:00:50

    9
    Leah Kirchmann
    0:01:13

    10
    Anna Van Der Breggen
    0:01:14

    http://www.cyclingnews.com/races/giro-ditalia-internazionale-femminile-2016/stage-4/results/

  36. Thanks for the updates! Top ten is very close thus far. The ladies are riding tough.

  37. Another (apparently) exciting stage, if there were any coverage of it. Sounds like Mara Abbott just KILLED it over the Mortirolo.

  38. @frank

  39. Quote from Emma Pooley “just glad I wasn’t really shit on the climb”. Brilliant! Thank you Andrew for this

  40. On this site, where we spend an inordinate amount a lot of time admiring each others – and other guys – legs, am I allowed to note how cute Kasia Niewiadoma is?

  41. The UCI YouTube channel has highlights of each stage.

    The Americans are kicking ass!

    https://www.youtube.com/user/ucichannel/videos

  42. Here are the final results:

    1. Guarnier

    2. Stevens

    3. Van Der Breggen

    4. Lichtenberg

    5. Abbott

  43. @Bespoke

    On this site, where we spend an inordinate amount a lot of time admiring each others – and other guys – legs, am I allowed to note how cute Kasia Niewiadoma is?

    No objections from me!

  44. I am not 100% sure but her name Niewiadoma sounds like “not knowing” or “being not aware” in Polish language. :)

    If you would ask – “Are you aware that…?” – her logical answer would be – “No!”

    And yes, pretty girl but I am not sure how far is she aware about it…

  45. Great race, congratulated the winner! But I thought STEVENS Evelyn would win.

  46. Are there badges? I need stinking badges.

  47. @xyxax

    Are there badges? I need stinking badges.

  48. @Barracuda

    Ha! 3 more than I deserve. How Claudia Lichtenburg took back 4th from Mara Abbott seems improbable as if bribery were involved. Or….worse……

  49. @Barracuda

    @xyxax

    Are there badges? I need stinking badges.

    Ha! For the win!

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