Marianne Vos has never won this? She who wins everything all the time has never won this? Is it not hilly and tough enough? This seems like a tear in the time-space continuum. Someone is going to be wanting to add this to her palmarés. Weather sounds like a cold but dry day for racing. This is a big one, maybe worth two bumper stickers, so ponder this race well. Have I scared everyone into picking Vos for the win? She didn’t win last week, maybe she was saving herself. I’ll stop now. Here is the provisional start list.

The KT 2013 crowd should just be well into their Maltenis and baguette sandwiches on the Oude Kwaremont when the crazy Rodania car comes by, signaling the business end of the race is getting close. This thing plays some insane tune over and over and over again, lights flashing, horn beeping. It shows up at all these Belgian races. The driver must have earplugs in his head and a bottle of Rumple Minze between his knees. Truly this tune would drive a normal person quite insane. Spectators only hear it once, maybe three times if on the Ould Kwaremont during the men’s race but this madman keeps hauling ass around the course for hours and hours. I don’t get it. Maybe with enough Malteni and frites inside them, one of the KT 2013 riders can enlighten us.

**Final Race Results**

**Final VSP Results**

VSP PICKS:

1. Vos

2. Johansson

3. Van Dijk

4. De Vries

5. Armistead

At least I can get my picks in for the Ladies…c’mon the quines.

VSP PICKS:

1. Van Dijk

2. Armistead

3. Vos

4. Wild

5. Johansson

VSP PICKS:

1. Vos

2. Worrack

3. Cromwell

4. Neylan

5. Stevens

Question is, is bizzie lizzie going to get a performance in?

VSP PICKS:

1. Vos Boss

2. Johansson

3. Bizzie Lizzie Armistead

4. Van Dijk

5. Garner

VSP PICKS:

1. Vos

2. Cromwell

3. Kelly drugs

4. De vries

5. Polspoel

VSP PICKS:

1. Vos

2. Cromwell

3. Kelly Druyts

4. De Vries

5. Polspoel

VSP PICKS:

1. Vos

2. De Vries

3. Stevens

4. Armistead

5. Williams

VSP PICKS:

1. Cromwell

2. Vos

3. Armistead

4. Stevens

5. Johansson

Can you imagine if Vos and Sagan had a kid?

VSP PICKS:

1. Vos

2. Stevens

3. Long Borg

4. Armitstead

5. Johansson

VSP PICKS:

1. Wild

2. Vos

3. Van Dijk

4. Armistead

5. Johansson

VSP PICKS:

1. Vos

2. Wild

3. van Dijk

4. van Vleuten

5. Johansson

VSP PICKS:

1. Vos

2. Armistead

3. Wild

4. Johannson

5. Cromwell.

VSP PICKS:

1. Vos

2. Armistead

3. Johannson

4. De Vries

5. Stevens

VSP PICKS:

1. Vos

2. Armistead

3. De Vries

4. Johanssen

5. Wild

VSP PICKS:

1. Vos

2. Longo Borghini

3. De Vries

4. Johansson

5. Stevens

VSP PICKS:

1. Stevens

2. Vos

3. Johansson

4. Borghini

5. Teutenberg

VSP PICKS:

1. de vries

2. vos

3. armistead

4. johansson

5. becker

VSP PICKS:

1. Emma Johansson

2. Ellen Van Dijk

3. Marianne Vos

4. Elisa Longo Borghini

5. Elizabeth Armitstead

VSP PICKS:

1. Small

2. Stevens

3. Vos

4. De Vries

5. Borghini

VSP PICKS:

1. Marianne Vos

2. Emma Johannson

3. Giorgia Bronzini

4. Kristen Wild

5. Trixi Worrack

VSP PICKS:

1. Vos

2. Armitstead

3. Bourghini

4. Stevens

5. Johannson

VSP PICKS:

1. Vos

2. Van Vleuten

3. Johannson

4. Wild

5. Van Dijk

VSP PICKS:

1. Vos

2. Bronzini

3. Armitstead

4. Johannson

5. Stevens

VSP PICKS:

1. armistead

2. vos

3. johannson

4. stevens

5. V D yke

VSP PICKS:

1. Vos

2. Johansson

3. Borghini

4. Cromwell

5. De Vries

yes!

VSP PICKS:

1. Vos

2. Borghini

3. van Dijk

4. Visser

5. Wild

.

VSP PICKS:

1. vos

2. Armistead

3. Johanason

4. Stevens

5. Borghini

VSP PICKS:

1. Vos

2. Johansson

3. De Vries

4. Druyts

5. Pitel

It might be the vino or the fact that my wheels are on the KT!

Biyatch!

VSP PICKS:

1. Ina T!

2. Vos ain’t bos

3. KA Canuel

4. Stevens

5. De Vries

VSP PICKS:

1. Vos

2. Borghini

3. Bronzini

4. Stevens

5. Johansson

VSP PICKS:

1. Vos

2. Johansson

3. Borghini

4. Neylan

5. Worrack

sorry ladies, i am pretty bloody clueless in your realm…do me proud please!

VSP PICKS:

1. Vos

2. Ina T

3. stevens

4. Gilmore

5. Bronzini

Oh, Clara Hughes follows my Strava feed.

Mind blown!

VSP PICKS:

1. Vos

2. Stevens

3. De Vries

4. Johansson

5. Van Dijk

I’m betting against Vos again. Because someone has to.

VSP PICKS:

1. Johansson

2. Van Dijk

3. Borghini

4. vos

5. collins

Women’s results:

http://www.cyclingnews.com/races/ronde-van-vlaanderen-tour-des-flandres-2013/results

Not much coverage, but on the men’s broadcast they just mentioned Vos won the women’s race.

Here’s the results:

1

Marianne Vos (Ned) Rabobank

2

Ellen Van Dijk (Ned) Specialized-lululemon

3

Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica-AIS

4

Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Hitec Products UCK

5

Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Rabobank

Looks like lots of people scored well

What a ride by arguably the best all around cyclist in the world… think I might need to grab myself one of these:

Final Race ResultsFinal VSP Results@brett Yeah, Baby! Always knew I was good with the women! (Until a dispute knocks me off the top of the podium I’ll enjoy this moment)

@Buck Rogers

way to go

@LA Dave Where would one procure such a fine garment?

@wiscot

Here

I’m curious if the Keepers were on the Oude Kwaremont for the Women’s Race as well?

There’s a procedure for requesting a change in scoring? I think I get 9 points: 7 for Vos (yeah, that was a stretch) and 1 each for Johanson and Van Dijk.

@Buck Rogers Chapeau, you look good in pink.

@Nate

It takes a REAL man to pull off pink! Now tomorrow we should know the final Cycling Revealed standings as well! What a busy weekend!

@Buck Rogers

No doubt about the pink. I think you pulled off the double — chapeau encore!

@Nate

Yup, just saw it on the site. I love their winter trivia tests. Definitely shows me what I do NOT know about cycling history. And this picture goes out to Steampunk. Got you by a centimeter in the overall, Brother!

Highlights from Sporza.