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Velominati Super Prestige: La Fleche Wallone Feminine 2014

Velominati Super Prestige: La Fleche Wallone Feminine 2014

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Wednesday sees the return of the women to the VSP. More notably, we see the return of Marianne Vos to the road. She’s won this race five of the last seven years. It makes me wonder if the rest of the field have already resigned themselves to racing for second. On the other hand, Vos hasn’t been racing of late and may not be as sharp as her competitors. Nah, that’s crazy talk. She’s Vos.

It’s been a few weeks since the women’s Ronde when Ellen Van Dyk soloed to victory from 27 km’s out. It’s unlikely we will see similar antics stick in la Fleche but we can expect some action on the way up the Huy to the finish. Click on the start list and have a look. It seems like the strong women are all toeing up.

This week we learned that Emma Pooley will make less money in her entire career than Tom Boonen probably paid for a shitty paint job on a Ferrari he subsequently crashed. We’re not entirely sure what to do with that information other than to say Tommeke probably has too much of it and Pooley probably deserves more. Sure, first world problems. They both race $15,000.00 bikes for a living and get to travel the world. There are bigger fish to fry than gender pay-equity in pro cycling to make the world a better place. But we can at least give the ladies a fair shake. As a cyclist and the father of two daughters I’d like to see more women and more coverage of women’s cycling so my daughters have heroes who are women too. A good place to start is by paying them a living wage.

Pick wisely, roll the bones and best of luck. The standings are tightening up so whatever you do, don’t Delgado. Points are points whether they be gained from the men or the women and you’ll need all you can get. There’s a sweet Veloforma frame, some killer wheels, fantastic shoes, and some other shit on the line.

Final Race Results
1. FERRAND PREVOT Pauline
2. ARMITSTEAD Elizabeth
3. LONGO BORGHINI Elisa
4. STEVENS Evelyn
5. MOOLMAN Ashleigh
Final VSP Results
1. Spencer (10 points)
2. Kevin (10 points)
3. seemunkee (9 points)
4. the Engine (9 points)
5. geoffrey (9 points)
6. xyxax (9 points)
7. sthilzy (9 points)
8. ten B (9 points)
9. Skip (8 points)
10. zeitzmar (8 points)
11. Bill Chris (8 points)
12. il muro di manayunk (7 points)
13. JCM (7 points)
14. Mike_P (7 points)
15. tony macaroni (7 points)
16. Geordi (7 points)
17. Dave R (7 points)
18. Fausto (7 points)
19. therealpeel (7 points)
20. LIIIXI (7 points)
21. Dave Lominati (7 points)
22. dpalazzo (7 points)
23. GiantBars (6 points)
24. Duende (6 points)
25. BoogieStudio22 (6 points)
26. piwakawaka (6 points)
27. elmeltone (6 points)
28. VeloVita (6 points)
29. Wardy (6 points)
30. Blah (6 points)
31. Ron (6 points)
32. TheVid (6 points)
33. Brian McAndrews (6 points)
34. taon24 (6 points)
35. Minnesota Expat (6 points)
36. The Grande Fondue (6 points)
37. freddy (5 points)
38. V-olcano (5 points)
39. boudewijn (5 points)
40. plynie (5 points)
41. Beers (5 points)
42. Simon (5 points)
43. Sauterelle (5 points)
44. D.Stef (5 points)
45. Bat Chainpuller (5 points)
46. Buck Rogers (4 points)
47. moondance (4 points)
48. Steampunk (4 points)
49. JohnB (4 points)
50. foggypeake (4 points)
51. Yagerbomb (4 points)
52. RondeVan (4 points)
53. Mikael Liddy (4 points)
54. Marko (4 points)
55. Tom Mc (4 points)
56. Facetious_Jesus (4 points)
57. Chica (4 points)
58. HMBSteve (3 points)
59. Ccos (3 points)
60. the-farmer (3 points)
61. Xponti (3 points)
62. Bianchi Denti (3 points)
63. LA Dave (3 points)
64. Adrian (3 points)
65. jeyrod (3 points)
66. blue (3 points)
67. Island Bike (3 points)
68. boomboom-84 (3 points)
69. ramenvelo (3 points)
70. Haldy (3 points)
71. KW (2 points)
72. razmaspaz (2 points)
73. Floridian (2 points)
74. Father of Four (2 points)
75. VirenqueForever (2 points)
76. RedRanger (2 points)
77. simonsaunders (2 points)
78. wiscot (2 points)
79. fignons barber (2 points)
80. chrismurphy92 (2 points)
81. bunji (2 points)
82. dyalander (2 points)
83. CanuckChuck (2 points)
84. Stephen (2 points)
85. Lukas (2 points)
86. aaus (2 points)
87. el gato (2 points)
88. Chris S (2 points)
89. LeoTea (2 points)
90. Tobin (2 points)
91. Dan_R (2 points)
92. zot (2 points)
93. Chris (2 points)
94. MJ Moquin (2 points)
95. roberto (2 points)
96. Roobar (2 points)
97. Barracuda (2 points)
98. R00tdown (2 points)
99. Two Ball Billy (2 points)
100. San Tonio (2 points)
101. ChrisO (2 points)
102. Harminator (2 points)
103. Gianni (2 points)
104. starclimber (2 points)
105. unversio (1 points)
106. andrew (1 points)
107. tommy5tone (1 points)
108. Rob (1 points)
109. justinevan88 (1 points)
110. wkleik (1 points)
111. Nate (1 points)
112. eenies (1 points)
113. sgraha (1 points)
114. Weldertron (1 points)
115. cal (1 points)
116. DCR (1 points)
117. TOM.NELS2120 (1 points)
118. Darren H (1 points)
119. Rom (1 points)
120. dancollins (1 points)
121. scaler911 (1 points)
122. habswin1 (1 points)
123. benno6391 (1 points)
124. Steve-o (1 points)
125. TheDon (1 points)
126. anhtony (1 points)
127. Geraint (1 points)
128. napolinige (0 points)
129. oneninefiveninesix (0 points)

// Velominati Super Prestige

  1. VSP PICKS:

    1. Vos
    2. Stevens
    3. Johansson
    4. Pieters
    5. Trott

  2. Not sure if this is working

  3. VSP PICKS:

    1. M Vos
    2. E Van Dyk
    3. E L Borghini
    4. E Stevens
    5. E Pooley

  4. VSP PICKS:

    1. Vos
    2. Sevens
    3. Pooley
    4. Johansson
    5. Borghini

  5. VSP PICKS:

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

  6. I am completely incapable of choosing anyone other than Vos for the win.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Marianne Vos
    2. Emma Johansson
    3. Ellen van Dijk
    4. Evelyn Stevens
    5. Elizabeth Armitstead

  7. VSP PICKS:

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

  8. VSP PICKS:

    1. Armistead
    2. vos
    3. Borghini
    4. stevens
    5. Pooley

  9. VSP PICKS:

    1. M Vos
    2. E Stevens
    3. L Armistead
    4. E Johansson
    5. E Longo Borghini

  10. VSP PICKS:

    1. Marianne Vos
    2. Evelyn Stevens
    3. Elizabeth Armitstead
    4. Liz Armistead
    5. Anna Van Der Breggen

  11. She’s Back!!

  12. Another roll of the dice

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Emma Pooley
    2. Marianne Vos
    3. Elizabeth Armistead
    4. Emma Johansson
    5. Anna van der Breggen

  13. VSP PICKS:

    1. Vos
    2. E. Pooley
    3. E. Stevens
    4. Borghini
    5. Van Dijk

  14. VSP PICKS:

    1. Moolman
    2. Voss
    3. Longo Borghini
    4. Pooley
    5. Van der Breggen

  15. VSP PICKS:

    1. Van Der Breggen
    2. Pooley
    3. Stevens
    4. Armitstead
    5. Vos

  16. VSP PICKS:

    1. Stevens
    2. Vos
    3. Johansson
    4. Van Dijk
    5. Pooley

  17. Don’t go bettin’ against the Vos Boss.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Vos
    2. Borghini
    3. Pooley
    4. Moolman
    5. Stevens

  18. VSP PICKS:

    1. E. Stevens
    2. Borghini
    3. Vos
    4. Pooley
    5. Armistead

  19. VSP PICKS:

    1. E Stevens
    2. E Longo Borghini
    3. M Vos
    4. D King
    5. L De Vocht

  20. VSP PICKS:

    1. armistead
    2. stevens
    3. vos
    4. van der breggen
    5. Johansson

  21. Please and thank you.

    VSP PICKS:

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

  22. VSP PICKS:

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

  23. VSP PICKS:

    1. M Vos
    2. E Borghini
    3. E Armitstead
    4. E Stevens
    5. E Johannsson

  24. VSP PICKS:

    1. Marianne VOS
    2. Emma JOHANSSON
    3. Elisa LONGO BORGHINI
    4. Eleonora VAN DIJK
    5. Ashleigh MOOLMAN

  25. VSP PICKS:

    1. Stevens
    2. DerBreggen
    3. Stevens
    4. Vos
    5. Johansson

  26. @anhtony

    You have duplicate picks here.

  27. @anhtony

    You have duplicate picks here.

    @Two Ball Billy

    You too! Correct before it’s too late. Please.

  28. VSP PICKS:

    1. Emma Pooley
    2. Marianne Vos
    3. Lizzie Armitstead
    4. Emma Johanssen
    5. Anna van der Breggen

  29. A near-Delgado there.

  30. 1. Ferand Prevot

    2. Armitstead

    3. Longo Borghini

    4. Stevens

    5. Moolman

  31. @Mikael Liddy

    1. Ferand Prevot

    2. Armitstead

    3. Longo Borghini

    4. Stevens

    5. Moolman

    Interesting how the last entry, and on the 23rd (after the deadline), picked all top 5 correctly… unless he was simply posting the results.

  32. Based on a quick visual, it doesn’t look there were many points scored… max of around 6 or so.

  33. @Father of Four

    @Mikael Liddy

    1. Ferand Prevot

    2. Armitstead

    3. Longo Borghini

    4. Stevens

    5. Moolman

    Interesting how the last entry, and on the 23rd (after the deadline), picked all top 5 correctly… unless he was simply posting the results.

    Ha! He’s posting the results, Poindexter.

  34. @Father of Four

    @Mikael Liddy

    1. Ferand Prevot

    2. Armitstead

    3. Longo Borghini

    4. Stevens

    5. Moolman

    Interesting how the last entry, and on the 23rd (after the deadline), picked all top 5 correctly… unless he was simply posting the results.

    you may want to go with your second guess there…

  35. i hope there was video.

  36. Spencer rules! Vos does not?

    Final Race Results
    1. FERRAND PREVOT Pauline
    2. ARMITSTEAD Elizabeth
    3. LONGO BORGHINI Elisa
    4. STEVENS Evelyn
    5. MOOLMAN Ashleigh

    Final VSP Results
    1. Spencer (10 points)
    2. Kevin (10 points)
    3. seemunkee (9 points)
    4. the Engine (9 points)
    5. geoffrey (9 points)
    6. xyxax (9 points)
    7. sthilzy (9 points)
    8. ten B (9 points)
    9. Skip (8 points)
    10. zeitzmar (8 points)
    11. Bill Chris (8 points)
    12. il muro di manayunk (7 points)
    13. JCM (7 points)
    14. Mike_P (7 points)
    15. tony macaroni (7 points)
    16. Geordi (7 points)
    17. Dave R (7 points)
    18. Fausto (7 points)
    19. therealpeel (7 points)
    20. LIIIXI (7 points)
    21. Dave Lominati (7 points)
    22. dpalazzo (7 points)
    23. GiantBars (6 points)
    24. Duende (6 points)
    25. BoogieStudio22 (6 points)
    26. piwakawaka (6 points)
    27. elmeltone (6 points)
    28. VeloVita (6 points)
    29. Wardy (6 points)
    30. Blah (6 points)
    31. Ron (6 points)
    32. TheVid (6 points)
    33. Brian McAndrews (6 points)
    34. taon24 (6 points)
    35. Minnesota Expat (6 points)
    36. The Grande Fondue (6 points)
    37. freddy (5 points)
    38. V-olcano (5 points)
    39. boudewijn (5 points)
    40. plynie (5 points)
    41. Beers (5 points)
    42. Simon (5 points)
    43. Sauterelle (5 points)
    44. D.Stef (5 points)
    45. Bat Chainpuller (5 points)
    46. Buck Rogers (4 points)
    47. moondance (4 points)
    48. Steampunk (4 points)
    49. JohnB (4 points)
    50. foggypeake (4 points)
    51. Yagerbomb (4 points)
    52. RondeVan (4 points)
    53. Mikael Liddy (4 points)
    54. Marko (4 points)
    55. Tom Mc (4 points)
    56. Facetious_Jesus (4 points)
    57. Chica (4 points)
    58. HMBSteve (3 points)
    59. Ccos (3 points)
    60. the-farmer (3 points)
    61. Xponti (3 points)
    62. Bianchi Denti (3 points)
    63. LA Dave (3 points)
    64. Adrian (3 points)
    65. jeyrod (3 points)
    66. blue (3 points)
    67. Island Bike (3 points)
    68. boomboom-84 (3 points)
    69. ramenvelo (3 points)
    70. Haldy (3 points)
    71. KW (2 points)
    72. razmaspaz (2 points)
    73. Floridian (2 points)
    74. Father of Four (2 points)
    75. VirenqueForever (2 points)
    76. RedRanger (2 points)
    77. simonsaunders (2 points)
    78. wiscot (2 points)
    79. fignons barber (2 points)
    80. chrismurphy92 (2 points)
    81. bunji (2 points)
    82. dyalander (2 points)
    83. CanuckChuck (2 points)
    84. Stephen (2 points)
    85. Lukas (2 points)
    86. aaus (2 points)
    87. el gato (2 points)
    88. Chris S (2 points)
    89. LeoTea (2 points)
    90. Tobin (2 points)
    91. Dan_R (2 points)
    92. zot (2 points)
    93. Chris (2 points)
    94. MJ Moquin (2 points)
    95. roberto (2 points)
    96. Roobar (2 points)
    97. Barracuda (2 points)
    98. R00tdown (2 points)
    99. Two Ball Billy (2 points)
    100. San Tonio (2 points)
    101. ChrisO (2 points)
    102. Harminator (2 points)
    103. Gianni (2 points)
    104. starclimber (2 points)
    105. unversio (1 points)
    106. andrew (1 points)
    107. tommy5tone (1 points)
    108. Rob (1 points)
    109. justinevan88 (1 points)
    110. wkleik (1 points)
    111. Nate (1 points)
    112. eenies (1 points)
    113. sgraha (1 points)
    114. Weldertron (1 points)
    115. cal (1 points)
    116. DCR (1 points)
    117. TOM.NELS2120 (1 points)
    118. Darren H (1 points)
    119. Rom (1 points)
    120. dancollins (1 points)
    121. scaler911 (1 points)
    122. habswin1 (1 points)
    123. benno6391 (1 points)
    124. Steve-o (1 points)
    125. TheDon (1 points)
    126. anhtony (1 points)
    127. Geraint (1 points)
    128. napolinige (0 points)

    129. oneninefiveninesix (0 points)

  37. I didn’t see either race. I am Mr 2 points. I did pick Armistead to win so I was close. She is really becoming an all around badass.

  38. Sporza has a very brief clip. Ms Ferand Prevot is a very, very attractive young lady in addition to being a great rider. Quite the contrast to scruffy Valmerde on the podium too.

  39. I may not have won many point on this race, but this…

  40. And we’ll try that again….

  41. It was a great finish. Vos did a lot of work for Ferand Prevot, and she actually looked human on the final climb. 

  42. @The Grande Fondue she also looked pretty pysched that her team mate won!

  43. Wow. Won by someone who wasn’t even on the start list! And PF-P is my go-to rider too.

    If there is one thing that women’s cycling could do to increase spectator awareness, it would be to publish accurate bloody start lists!!!

  44. @Bianchi Denti You mean like the Rabo Liv team start list…

    RABO LIV WOMEN CYCLING TEAM

  45. @The Grande Fondue

    It was a great finish. Vos did a lot of work for Ferand Prevot, and she actually looked human on the final climb.

    Thanks for posting that. Vos did look human, but La Fleche is not exactly the easiest race to start your season with! As always. she showed a ton of class in supporting and congratulating her teammate. Pooley is back after finishing her PhD. How cool is that? How many PhDs are in the men’s peloton?

  46. @jeyrod

     

    @Bianchi Denti You mean like the Rabo Liv team start list…

    RABO LIV WOMEN CYCLING TEAM

    OK, that list has PF-P in it. But it doesn’t have Vos or Brand, and it has 2 guys racing for their women’s team (Scully and Henao). I’m just saying there seems to be a lot of start lists to choose from, they aren’t consistent, and they aren’t stable. Don’t these organisers know what is at stake here??

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