Velominati Super Prestige: Ronde Van Vlaanderen 2017

Some things come, some things go. On Sunday in Flanders, there will be a mix of joy and melancholy as an old favourite returns, and another bids farewell. The famed Muur de Geraardsbergen aka the Kapelmuur finally reappears where it belongs, albeit not with the important role it once played. But at least it’s there. And riding up it for the last time will be another legend of the race, also possibly not playing as important a hand, Tom Boonen. It might be fitting to see him lead the peloton past the iconic cross and chapel one last time.

It may be a bridge too far for Tommeke to take a fourth Flanders, and something tells me he’s keeping his powder dry to have a real tilt at a fifth cobblestone next week after coming oh-so-close in 2016. Contending with the rampaging Greg van Avermaert and Peter Sagan up the bergs might take the sting out of ageing, tired legs, and probably most younger ones too. Who can stop these two right now? Probably not QuickStep, who seem more concerned with working out how not to win than actually using any of their many weapons to try to win. Giblets looks to be on song though, and a win in Oudenaarde in the Tricolor jersey is a sight we’ll never tire of.

This promises to be a race for the ages, and picking the winner might not be a flip of the coin situation at all. Best put the thinking casquettes on, study the start list and settle in with a fine Tripel and enjoy the show!
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187 Replies to “Velominati Super Prestige: Ronde Van Vlaanderen 2017”

  1. So… every race I pick Peter to win and the rest are random fun picks. Oh well. Cheers all and good luck

    VSP PICKS:

    1. SAGAN Peter
    2. KRISTOFF Alex
    3. ROWE Luke
    4. TERPSTRA Niki
    5. KEUKELEIRE Jens
  2. VSP PICKS:

    1. Peter Sagan
    2. Greg Van Avermaet
    3. Philippe Gilbert
    4. Alexander Kristoff
    5. Michal Kwiatkowski
  3. f’ed the spelling

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Peter Sagan
    2. Phillipe Gilbert
    3. Greg Van Avermaet
    4. Alex Kristoff
    5. Luke Rowe
  4. Letting my heart govern these picks…

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Boonen
    2. Van Vaermaet
    3. Gilbert
    4. Sagan
    5. Degenkolb
  5. VSP PICKS:

    1. Peter Sagan
    2. Philippe Gilbert
    3. Greg Van Avermaet
    4. Michal Kwiatkowski
    5. Alexander Kristoff
  6. VSP PICKS:

    1. Greg van Avermaet
    2. Philippe Gilbert
    3. Peter Sagan
    4. Oliver Naesen
    5. John Degenkolb
  7. VSP PICKS:

    1. Peter Sagan
    2. Greg van Avermaet
    3. Philipe Gilbert
    4. Jens Keukeleire
    5. Oliver Naesen
  8. VSP PICKS:

    1. Philippe Gilbert
    2. Greg van Avermaet
    3. Peter Sagan
    4. Tom Boonen
    5. Oliver Naesen
  9. Might help my results if I pick people who are actually in the race.

    Kwiatowski is not riding RVV this year.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Sagan
    2. GVA
    3. Gilbert
    4. Tommeke
    5. Luke Rowe
  10. VSP PICKS:

    1. Peter Sagan
    2. Greg Van Avermaet
    3. Philippe Gilbert
    4. Alexander Kristoff
    5. Stybar
  11. After missing the last one, I’m hoping for a big one…

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Peter Sagan
    2. Greg van Avermaet
    3. Alexander Kristoff
    4. John Degenkolb
    5. Tiesj Benoot
  12. @Buck Rogers

    Okay Mates. I made the same mistake. Pretty sure (almost 100%) that Kwiatkowski is NOT riding RVV this weekend. Confirm for yourselves but that is my read of the situation.

    So you actually read the starters list? That would be unfair to my competitors if I actually made informed picks…

     

  13. 1. Golden Greg VA

    2. T.Boonen

    3. Alex Christ-off

    4. Pete gummy bear (not Fancy Bear)

    5. Phil Gil

  14. Thanks to Buck for paying attention and giving us a heads-up on who’s actually riding. I shall now resubmit shitty picks.

    WTF? It’s closed? It’s Thursday FFS!

  15. @wiscot

    Thanks to Buck for paying attention and giving us a heads-up on who’s actually riding. I shall now resubmit shitty picks.

    WTF? It’s closed? It’s Thursday FFS!

    Tell me about it! I turn up at the race 3 days early and still Delgado!

  16. Let Tommie have his bit of fun.

    1.Boonen

    2. Sagan

    3. van Avermaet

    4. Kristoff

    5. Degenkolb

  17. Thanks Buck, no Kwiatkowski for me then!

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Sagan
    2. van Avermaet
    3. Kristoff
    4. Gilbert
    5. Terpstra

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