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Velominati Super Prestige: La Flèche Wallone Féminine 2013

Velominati Super Prestige: La Flèche Wallone Féminine 2013

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Last year we saw Evelyn Stevens out-last Marianne Vos at the top of the Mur de Huy. The take home message is don’t start one’s charge too early. Vos should know this finish, having won it four times already. It’s hard to know who is on form in the professional women field as the races are too far apart to infer much from the last race. This is their whole Ardennes campaign; one race, no holds barred, save nothing. Who is a badass? Is Marianne tuned up?  Is she still hungry enough? Are there some more young guns looking to make a name for themselves? Ponder all this carefully. The race is Wednesday. PROFIL To contest one has to first be there in the top ten at the bottom of the Huy. A good team is required to chase down the troublesome breaks and help shape the final kilometers. To win one has to have the best power to weight ratio and the sense to use it at exactly the right time. Experience with this race shows. People who have botched the finish have returned to win. Timing is almost everything, superlative power climbing ability is the rest. The start list is here.

Final Race Results
1. VOS Marianne
2. LONGO BORGHINI Elisa
3. MOOLMAN Ashleigh
4. VAN DER BREGGEN Anna
5. JOHANSSON Emma
Final VSP Results
1. seemunkee (14 points)
2. starclimber (13 points)
3. R00tdown (13 points)
4. Adrian (13 points)
5. Nosyt (13 points)
6. Ron (13 points)
7. snoov (13 points)
8. Nate (12 points)
9. taon24 (10 points)
10. Tobin (10 points)
11. xyxax (10 points)
12. jeyrod (10 points)
13. dancollins (10 points)
14. the Engine (9 points)
15. CanuckChuck (9 points)
16. Buck Rogers (9 points)
17. Steampunk (9 points)
18. Blah (9 points)
19. sthilzy (9 points)
20. SimonH (9 points)
21. eightzero (9 points)
22. torrefie (9 points)
23. imakecircles (9 points)
24. strathlubnaig (9 points)
25. Two Ball Billy (9 points)
26. simon (9 points)
27. Erik (9 points)
28. freddy (9 points)
29. The Grande Fondue (9 points)
30. San Tonio (9 points)
31. LA Dave (9 points)
32. Rigid (9 points)
33. chrismurphy92 (9 points)
34. quanyeomans (9 points)
35. VeloVita (9 points)
36. razmaspaz (9 points)
37. Vernwitha_V (9 points)
38. Facetious_Jesus (9 points)
39. tony macaroni (9 points)
40. wiscot (9 points)
41. m_demartino (9 points)
42. VirenqueForever (9 points)
43. roger (9 points)
44. bat Chainpuller (9 points)
45. simonsaunders (9 points)
46. Skip (9 points)
47. el gato (9 points)
48. Chica (9 points)
49. NoTubes (9 points)
50. moondance (9 points)
51. pakrat (9 points)
52. ramenvelo (9 points)
53. ChrisO (9 points)
54. MJ Moquin (8 points)
55. unversio (8 points)
56. TOM.NELS2120 (8 points)
57. Sauterelle (8 points)
58. asyax (8 points)
59. Heihachi (8 points)
60. scaler911 (8 points)
61. RedRanger (8 points)
62. TomC (8 points)
63. Deakus (8 points)
64. eenies (8 points)
65. blue (8 points)
66. napolinige (8 points)
67. Fausto (8 points)
68. sgraha (8 points)
69. Chris (8 points)
70. biggles (8 points)
71. cal (8 points)
72. girl (7 points)
73. sprider (7 points)
74. Mikael Liddy (7 points)
75. Geordi (7 points)
76. Patrick (3 points)
77. Gino (3 points)
78. Bianchi Denti (3 points)
79. ped (3 points)
80. il ciclista medio (3 points)
81. anotherdownunder (3 points)
82. stickyjumper (3 points)
83. Al__S (3 points)
84. Duende (3 points)
85. Dan_R (3 points)
86. piwakawaka (3 points)
87. leadout (3 points)
88. Gianni (3 points)
89. JohnB (2 points)
90. Lukas (2 points)
91. G'phant (2 points)
92. oneninefiveninesix (2 points)
93. Giles (1 points)
94. Harminator (1 points)
95. Islandbike (1 points)
96. BigPhil (0 points)
97. brett (0 points)

// Velominati Super Prestige

  1. Ah who knows . I entirely blame the UCI. get these races on the TV so we can see the races and see the form

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Vos
    2. Johannson
    3. Armstead
    4. De Vries
    5. Borghini

  2. VSP PICKS:

    1. Vos
    2. Johansson
    3. Longo Borghini
    4. Van Dijk
    5. Armistead

  3. VSP PICKS:

    1. Johansson
    2. Vos
    3. Brand
    4. Bras
    5. Visser

  4. VSP PICKS:

    1. Johansson
    2. Vos
    3. Cromwell
    4. Borghini
    5. Van Dijk

  5. VSP PICKS:

    1. Vos
    2. Van Dijk
    3. Johansson
    4. De Vries
    5. Armitstead

  6. VSP PICKS:

    1. Vos
    2. Emma Johansson
    3. Armistead
    4. Van Dijk
    5. Kristen McGrath

  7. I’ll probably regret this, but Vos is talking like a team player,not a ruthless winner. So she is out, and P-F-P is in.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Emma Johansson
    2. Pauline Ferrand Prevot
    3. Lisa Brennauer
    4. Elia Longho Borghini
    5. Anna Van Der Breggen

  8. VSP PICKS:

    1. Vos
    2. Johansson
    3. Armitstead
    4. Cantele
    5. Van Der Breggen

  9. VSP PICKS:

    1. Vos
    2. Van Dijk
    3. Johansson
    4. Borghini
    5. Moolman

  10. VSP PICKS:

    1. Vos
    2. Armistead
    3. Stevens
    4. Van dijk
    5. Borghani

  11. pew, pew, pewpewpew. Shot in the dark…

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Borghani
    2. Stevens
    3. Vos
    4. Johansson
    5. McGrath

  12. VSP PICKS:

    1. LONGO BORGHINI Elisa
    2. VOS Marianne
    3. DE VRIES Marijn
    4. JOHANSSON Emma
    5. COLLINS Emily

  13. VSP PICKS:

    1. Marianne Vos
    2. Emma Johanssen
    3. Ellen van Dijk
    4. Elisa Longo Borghini
    5. Loes Gunnewijk

  14. VSP PICKS:

    1. Neben
    2. Vos
    3. Johanson
    4. McGrath
    5. Brand

  15. VSP PICKS:

    1. Vos
    2. Johanssen
    3. Van Dijk
    4. Borghini
    5. Moolman

  16. VSP PICKS:

    1. Vos
    2. Johanssen
    3. Stevens
    4. Borghini
    5. De Vries

  17. VSP PICKS:

    1. Vos
    2. Van Dijk
    3. Longo
    4. Johansson
    5. De Vries

  18. VSP PICKS:

    1. Vos
    2. Johansson
    3. Van Dijk
    4. Borghini
    5. Armitstead

  19. VSP PICKS:

    1. Vos
    2. Borghini
    3. Van Dijk
    4. De Vries
    5. Johansson

  20. VSP PICKS:

    1. Vos
    2. Amistead
    3. Borghini
    4. Johansson
    5. Van Dijk

  21. From Twitter, Stevens is not defending tomorrow.Amista

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Borghani
    2. Amistead
    3. Vos
    4. Johansson
    5. McGrath

  22. VSP PICKS:

    1. Vos
    2. Borghani
    3. Johansson
    4. Van Dijk
    5. De Vries

  23. VSP PICKS:

    1. Vos
    2. Vos
    3. Vos
    4. Vos
    5. Vos

  24. VSP PICKS:

    1. Vos
    2. Van Dijk
    3. Armistead
    4. Laura Trott
    5. Bras

  25. How the fuck is Vos only 25 YEARS OLD?

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Vos
    2. Johansson
    3. Van Dijk
    4. Borghini
    5. Annemiek Van Vleuten

  26. VSP PICKS:

    1. Warpdrive
    2. Emily C
    3. Bras R Us
    4. On The Rivat
    5. AS Duyck

  27. VSP PICKS:

    1. Johansson
    2. vos
    3. De Vries
    4. Borghini
    5. van dijk

  28. My anti-Vos campaign continues. I will pay later.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Johansson
    2. Vos
    3. Van Dijk
    4. Collins
    5. Borghini

  29. VSP PICKS:

    1. Vos
    2. Borghini
    3. Armitstead
    4. Johansson
    5. Stevens

  30. VSP PICKS:

    1. Vos
    2. Borghini
    3. Armitstead
    4. Johansson
    5. Gunnewijk

  31. VSP PICKS:

    1. Vos
    2. Van Dijk
    3. Johansson
    4. Borghini
    5. Van Vleuten

  32. And the results are in…

    1. Vos

    2. Longo Borghini

    3. Moolman

    4. Van Der Breggen

    5. Johansson

  33. Cycling news has:

    1 Marianne Vos
    2 Elisa Longo Borghini
    3 Ashleigh Moolman
    4 Anna Van Der Breggen
    5 Emma Johansson

    A few points there for me but why didn’t I go with Borghini, she was my first thought for second?

  34. Picked the winner but the only one I can see that dropped Johansson in to fith was @Seemunkee…

  35. OMG..(in the teenaged girlish voice too)

    I had thought of both Van Der Breggen and Moolman when I threw in Amistead and McGrath

  36. Meh, had everyone in the wrong order. Except for Vos of course – never tip against the V

    Nice seeing Carlee Taylor in 14th. She owns Strava for all the hills that matter around Adelaide, and I feel better getting chicked by her when she gets results like that in steep races. 

  37. @Deakus

    Picked the winner but the only one I can see that dropped Johansson in to fith was @Seemunkee…

    And I almost put Armitstead in place of her.

  38. BZZZZZZTTTTTT…
    ATTENTION ALL HANDS
    CONTESTED RESULTS. NATE HAS BEEN ROBBED!
    RESULTS PROVISIONAL.

  39. WOOHOO

  40. @seemunkee

    WOOHOO

    Don’t get too hyperventilated there. Results are still brewing.

  41. @Gianni

    BZZZZZZTTTTTT…
    ATTENTION ALL HANDS
    CONTESTED RESULTS. NATE HAS BEEN ROBBED!
    RESULTS PROVISIONAL.

    What’s this all about?

  42. @Gianni

    @seemunkee

    WOOHOO

    Don’t get too hyperventilated there. Results are still brewing.

    WHATYOUTALKINGABOUTWILLIS?

  43. @Gianni

    BZZZZZZTTTTTT…
    ATTENTION ALL HANDS
    CONTESTED RESULTS. NATE HAS BEEN ROBBED!
    RESULTS PROVISIONAL

    Don’t reckon I’ve been robbed — @seemunkee and others had (1) vos and (2) boghini + a third which I reckon beats my point total.  So don’t knock yourself out trying to be @frank, mucking about in the data.

  44. Does this look changed for Nate? Seemunkee, I think you are in the clear. Let the munkee dancing begin.

    Final Race Results
    1. VOS Marianne
    2. LONGO BORGHINI Elisa
    3. MOOLMAN Ashleigh
    4. VAN DER BREGGEN Anna
    5. JOHANSSON Emma

    Final VSP Results
    1. seemunkee (14 points)
    2. starclimber (13 points)
    3. R00tdown (13 points)
    4. Adrian (13 points)
    5. Nosyt (13 points)
    6. Ron (13 points)
    7. snoov (13 points)
    8. Nate (12 points)
    9. taon24 (10 points)
    10. Tobin (10 points)
    11. xyxax (10 points)
    12. jeyrod (10 points)
    13. dancollins (10 points)
    14. the Engine (9 points)
    15. CanuckChuck (9 points)
    16. Buck Rogers (9 points)
    17. Steampunk (9 points)
    18. Blah (9 points)
    19. sthilzy (9 points)
    20. SimonH (9 points)
    21. eightzero (9 points)
    22. torrefie (9 points)
    23. imakecircles (9 points)
    24. strathlubnaig (9 points)
    25. Two Ball Billy (9 points)
    26. simon (9 points)
    27. Erik (9 points)
    28. freddy (9 points)
    29. The Grande Fondue (9 points)
    30. San Tonio (9 points)
    31. LA Dave (9 points)
    32. Rigid (9 points)
    33. chrismurphy92 (9 points)
    34. quanyeomans (9 points)
    35. VeloVita (9 points)
    36. razmaspaz (9 points)
    37. Vernwitha_V (9 points)
    38. Facetious_Jesus (9 points)
    39. tony macaroni (9 points)
    40. wiscot (9 points)
    41. m_demartino (9 points)
    42. VirenqueForever (9 points)
    43. roger (9 points)
    44. bat Chainpuller (9 points)
    45. simonsaunders (9 points)
    46. Skip (9 points)
    47. el gato (9 points)
    48. Chica (9 points)
    49. NoTubes (9 points)
    50. moondance (9 points)
    51. pakrat (9 points)
    52. ramenvelo (9 points)
    53. ChrisO (9 points)
    54. MJ Moquin (8 points)
    55. unversio (8 points)
    56. TOM.NELS2120 (8 points)
    57. Sauterelle (8 points)
    58. asyax (8 points)
    59. Heihachi (8 points)
    60. scaler911 (8 points)
    61. RedRanger (8 points)
    62. TomC (8 points)
    63. Deakus (8 points)
    64. eenies (8 points)
    65. blue (8 points)
    66. napolinige (8 points)
    67. Fausto (8 points)
    68. sgraha (8 points)
    69. Chris (8 points)
    70. biggles (8 points)
    71. cal (8 points)
    72. girl (7 points)
    73. sprider (7 points)
    74. Mikael Liddy (7 points)
    75. Geordi (7 points)
    76. Patrick (3 points)
    77. Gino (3 points)
    78. Bianchi Denti (3 points)
    79. ped (3 points)
    80. il ciclista medio (3 points)
    81. anotherdownunder (3 points)
    82. stickyjumper (3 points)
    83. Al__S (3 points)
    84. Duende (3 points)
    85. Dan_R (3 points)
    86. piwakawaka (3 points)
    87. leadout (3 points)
    88. Gianni (3 points)
    89. JohnB (2 points)
    90. Lukas (2 points)
    91. G'phant (2 points)
    92. oneninefiveninesix (2 points)
    93. Giles (1 points)
    94. Harminator (1 points)
    95. Islandbike (1 points)
    96. BigPhil (0 points)

    97. brett (0 points)

  45. Pretty sad state of affairs I get more points randomly picking the tastiest looking burdz on a bike than applying actual knowledge or thought like I tried with the blokes on bikes.

  46. @Gianni THis is as I expected.  Was this whole thing triggered by my mentioning a dispute over in the Men’s Fleche thread?

  47. Munkee Dance!

  48. @Bianchi Denti

    I’ll probably regret this, but Vos is talking like a team player,not a ruthless winner. So she is out, and P-F-P is in.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Emma Johansson
    2. Pauline Ferrand Prevot
    3. Lisa Brennauer
    4. Elia Longho Borghini
    5. Anna Van Der Breggen

    I so regret overthinking this shit! Turns out Vos is a cannibal after all.

  49. OOOOH! Close. Nice work, seemunkee.

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