Velominati Super Prestige: Trofeo Alfredo Binda 2016

There are a couple things you need to know about the Women’s Racing Scene. First of all, they’ve been racing the fuck out of Belgium and Italy, and staying well clear of the warmer climes. They are also busy kicking off their first-ever WorldTour. No surprise in who the current leader is; Lizzy Armitstead has gobbled up every race of value so far on the calendar, resplendent in her very Rule Compliant Rainbow jersey and black bibs. What’s not to love about her?

Well, she was forced to wear white bibs with her leaders’ jersey, so there’s that, I suppose. I remember when Tom Boonen was leading the WorldTour when riding in the rainbow bands, he petitioned the UCI to let him wear a hybrid jersey because he felt the bands were more valuable than the stale while WT leaders jersey. I’m not sure if Lizzy is thinking anything similar, but at least the jersey is a beautiful one.

The Trofeo Alfredo Binda kicks off on Sunday, and it is a nasty, hilly little bugger and will be sure to see the usual womens fireworks, which is another way of saying these girls race aggressively as shit. But how do you beat a hardwoman who can climb and sprint? Spoiler alert: you don’t. My money’s on Queen Lizzie.

Remember people, there is a Don Walker on offer. It might even get displayed at the best bike show in North America: NAHBS. And if you are the first loser, you’ll get a set of Café Roubaix CR Wheelworks wheels. Which might also be at NAHBS. Epic. Bragging. Rights.

So start prognosticating on your picks and check the scoring guidelines. Don’t wait too long as these are early VSPs and there have been some glitches in the systems on the MSR event; I don’t want to hear any complaining about Delgado’ing the event because something went catywampus at the last minute.

Check the start list, read the preview, and then pray to whatever you think will help make a difference. Personally, I’m rubbing my lucky Kapelmuur cobble.

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191 Replies to “Velominati Super Prestige: Trofeo Alfredo Binda 2016”

  1. VSP PICKS:

    1. Liz Armitstead
    2. Emma Johannson
    3. Pauilne Ferrand Prevot
    4. Trixi Worrack
    5. Anna Van Der Breggen
  2. VSP PICKS:

    1. Elizabeth Armitstead
    2. Emma Johansson
    3. Pauline Ferrand Prevot
    4. Anna Van Der Breggen
    5. Chantal Blaak
  3. cheers

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Elizabeth ARMITSTEAD
    2. Mara ABBOTT
    3. Anna van der BREGGEN
    4. Alena AMIALUSK
    5. Evelyn STEVENS
  4. VSP PICKS:

    1. Elizabeth Armitstead
    2. Anna van der Breggen
    3. Mara Abbott
    4. Chantal Blaak
    5. Gracie Elvin
  5. VSP PICKS:

    1. Lizzie Armitstead
    2. Alena Amialiusik
    3. Pauline Ferrand Prevot
    4. Emma Johansson
    5. Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio
  6. VSP PICKS:

    1. Lizzie Armistead
    2. Mara Abbott
    3. Emma Johansson
    4. Allie Dragoo
    5. Jolanda Neff
  7. The ladies were my saving grace for two seasons of the VSP.  Last year I couldn’t pick a winner for the life of me.  Hopefully they’ll give me luck again this year.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Queen Lizzie
    2. Stevens
    3. Johanssen
    4. Prevot
    5. Van der Breggen
  8. VSP PICKS:

    1. Elizabeth Armitstead
    2. Emma Johansson
    3. Anna van der Breggen
    4. Pauline Ferrand Prevot
    5. Alena Amialiusik
  9. Lizzie FTW

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Elizabeth Armitstead
    2. Anna van der Breggen
    3. Mara Abbott
    4. Trixi Worrack
    5. Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio
  10. VSP PICKS:

    1. Elizabeth Armitstead
    2. Pauline Ferrand Prevot
    3. Anna Van Der Breggen
    4. Megan Guarnier
    5. Emma Johansson
  11. There goes nothing. I hate to be against Ms. Lizzy but she has been sick. That probably won’t stop her at all.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Prevot
    2. Worrack
    3. Van der Bregen
    4. Lichtenberg
    5. Johansson
  12. VSP PICKS:

    1. Pauline Ferrand Prevot
    2. Elizabeth Armitstead
    3. Anna Van Der Breggen
    4. Emma Johansson
    5. Alena Amialiusik
  13. VSP PICKS:

    1. Ferrand Prevot, Pauline
    2. Armitstead, Elizabeth
    3. Johansson, Emma
    4. Longo Borghini, Elisa
    5. Worrack, Trixi
  14. VSP PICKS:

    1. Lizzie Armistead
    2. Alena Amialiusik
    3. Anna Van Der Breggen
    4. Lisa Brennauer
    5. Pauline Ferrand Prevot
  15. VSP PICKS:

    1. Mara Abbott
    2. Elizabeth Armitstead
    3. Anna van der Breggen
    4. Pauline Ferrand Prevot
    5. Stevens
  16. VSP PICKS:

    1. Elizabeth Armitstead
    2. Anna Van Der Breggen
    3. Pauline Ferrand Prevot
    4. Emma Johansson
    5. Megan Guarnier
  17. No one is picking Chantal Blaak? Am I missing something? She’s finished on the podium in three of her last four races during the last 30-days? She’s still on the start list.

    Okay. Carry-on.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Chantal Blaak
    2. Ellen Van Dijk
    3. Emma Johansson
    4. Elizabeth Armitstead
    5. Trixi Worrack
  18. Ferrand Prevot is sick must adjust

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Armitstead
    2. Van Der Breggen
    3. Bronzini
    4. Cromwell
    5. Brennauer
  19. VSP PICKS:

    1. Anna Van Der Breggen
    2. Emma Johansson
    3. Tiffany Cromwell
    4. Lizzie Armistead
    5. Mara Abbott
  20. VSP PICKS:

    1. Elizabeth Armitstead
    2. Emma Johansson
    3. Anna Van Der Breggen
    4. Shelley Oldsmobile
    5. Evelyn Stevens
  21. VSP PICKS:

    1. Lizzie Armistead
    2. Anna Van Der Breggen
    3. Emma Johansson
    4. Alena Amialiusik
    5. Katarzyna Niewiadoma
  22. I’m in Paris right now. There are NO sports bars here (that I can find) to watch the races. I had to beg the bartender to change from rugby to see Milan San Remo today only to get voted down by the other patrons.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Stevens
    2. Blaak
    3. Armistead
    4. Van Dijk
    5. Bronzini
  23. First!

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Evelyn Stevens
    2. Emma Johansson
    3. Van Der Breggen
    4. Mara Abbott
    5. Ellen van Dijk
  24. VSP PICKS:

    1. Anna Van Der Breggen
    2. Chantal Blaak
    3. Tiffany Cromwell
    4. Lizzie Armitstead
    5. Emma Johansson
  25. VSP PICKS:

    1. Anna Van Der Breggen
    2. Trixi Worrack
    3. Chantal Blaak
    4. Gracie Elvin
    5. Tiffany Cromwell
  26. Is this being broadcast in the States? Anticipating some incredible racing from the ladies!

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Elizabeth Armitstead
    2. Emma Johansson
    3. Anna Van Der Breggen
    4. Chantal Blaak
    5. Alena Amialiusik
  27. Shot in the dark, but here goes.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Prevot
    2. Bronzini
    3. Amialiusik
    4. Neff
    5. Van Dijk
  28. Ooh, Ferrand Prevot is out. Interesting. Blaak is in, although she might be focussing on supporting Lizzie. We’ll see.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Armitstead
    2. Van Der Breggen
    3. Blaak
    4. Van Dijk
    5. Abbott

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