A Dutch rider chases an escape in the 2015 Women's Worlds. photo by Graham Watson

Velominati Super Prestige: VVomen’s World Road Race 2016

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I cannot get excited about a world championship road race on a flat course. I get it, the sprinters need their moment too, but really, the desert, where most people would not know who Beryl Burton was…correction, where nobody knows who Beryl Burton was. Yeah, yeah, they have tons of money and would like their kids to ride bikes, I still think it is a fucked place to have the worlds. And yet, the riders make the race, not the course. Think of it as a flat Dutch race with cross winds, super hot cross winds.

All you kids get off of my lawn now.

Start list is here. Good luck and good betting.

Final Race Results
1. DIDERIKSEN Amalie
2. WILD Kirsten
3. LEPISTO Lotta
4. ARMITSTEAD Elizabeth
5. BASTIANELLI Marta
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// Velominati Super Prestige

  1. Forecast of a windless weekend, to rob anything of interest- though the women were always only doing laps of The Pearl, the tourist island made even quieter by deciding not to sell alcohol there after all.

    I’m all in favour of running the Worlds outside of Europe, obviously. Colombia is probably due another go- or maybe Argentina or Venezuela, to mix things up? I hope we see one in Eritrea in the 2020s, and somwehere such as Chongming Island in China, maybe Saitama in Japan? Malaysia?

    But not the Gulf States. They have no passion for this. Qatar is collecting international sporting events like trinkets, but it has no interest in the actual events. As tourist ads for Doha it’s been awful, just deserted lifeless streets and people passing out due to the heat.

    And that’s without delving into how awful the regime is. And that the Israeli riders will have needed special dispensation to get visas (the same would be true the other way if Israel held a championships)

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Hosking
    2. Wild
    3. Van Der Breggan
    4. Bronzini
    5. D’Hoore
  2. VSP PICKS:

    1. Anna Van Der Breggen
    2. Giorgia Bronzini
    3. Kristen Wild
    4. Chloe Hosking
    5. Ellen Van Dijk
  3. VSP PICKS:

    1. Van Der Breggen
    2. Hosking
    3. Wild
    4. Guarnier
    5. Armistead
  4. VSP PICKS:

    1. Bronzini
    2. Anna Van Der Breggen
    3. Ellen Van Dijk
    4. Vos
    5. Guarnier
  5. VSP PICKS:

    1. Anna Van Der Breggen
    2. Marianne Vos
    3. Chloe Hosking
    4. Kirsten Wild
    5. Ellen Van Dijk
  6. VSP PICKS:

    1. Chloe Hosking
    2. Kirsten Wild
    3. Giorgia Bronzini
    4. Jolien D’hoore
    5. Elizabeth Deignan
  7. VSP PICKS:

    1. vd Breggen
    2. Arms instead
    3. Bronzini
    4. New Dogma
    5. V Dijk
  8. VSP PICKS:

    1. Kirsten Wild
    2. Giorgia Bronzini
    3. Chloe Hosking
    4. Anna van der Breggen
    5. Trixi Worrack
  9. VSP PICKS:

    1. Hosking
    2. Wild
    3. Lepistö
    4. Rivera
    5. d’Hoore
  10. VSP PICKS:

    1. Kristen Wild
    2. Anna van der Breggen
    3. Chloe Hosking
    4. Trixi Worrack
    5. Carmen Small
  11. VSP PICKS:

    1. K Wild
    2. C Hosking
    3. J DHoore
    4. G Bronzini
    5. L Kirchman
  12. VSP PICKS:

    1. Wild
    2. Hosking
    3. D’hoore
    4. Van Der Breggen
    5. Bronzini
  13. VSP PICKS:

    1. Van der Breggen, A.
    2. Johansson, E.
    3. Longo Borghini, E.
    4. Guarnier, M.
    5. Van Vleuten, A.
  14. VSP PICKS:

    1. D’hoore
    2. Hosking
    3. Bronzini
    4. A van der B
    5. Queen Lizzie
  15. Hup Holland

    Hup

    VSP PICKS:

    1. K. Wild
    2. C. Hosking
    3. G. Bronzini
    4. A. van der Breggen
    5. J. D’hoore
  16. VSP PICKS:

    1. D’Hoore
    2. Van der Breggen
    3. Bronzini
    4. Hosking
    5. Vos
  17. VSP PICKS:

    1. Ellen Van Dijk
    2. Anna Van Der Breggen
    3. Coryn Rivera
    4. Vos
    5. Bronzini
  18. Last time, I swear…

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Ellen Van Dijk
    2. Anna Van Der Breggen
    3. Coryn Rivera
    4. Chloe Hosking
    5. Bronzini
  19. VSP PICKS:

    1. hosking
    2. wild
    3. fournier
    4. cromwell
    5. lepisto
  20. VSP PICKS:

    1. Guarnier
    2. Wild
    3. Hosking
    4. Rivera
    5. Deignan
  21. VSP PICKS:

    1. Anna van der Breggen
    2. Chloe Hosking
    3. Megan Guarnier
    4. Emma Johansson
    5. Ellen van Dijk
  22. VSP PICKS:

    1. Hosking
    2. Bronzini
    3. Vos
    4. Confalonieri
    5. van Dijk
  23. VSP PICKS:

    1. Kirchmann
    2. Vos
    3. Deignan
    4. Longo Borghini
    5. Brennauer
  24. VSP PICKS:

    1. Anna van der Breggan
    2. Guarnier
    3. Bronzini
    4. Vos
    5. Hoskins
  25. VSP PICKS:

    1. Lizzie
    2. van der Breggan
    3. Vos
    4. van Dijk
    5. LamBorghini
  26. VSP picks

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Van der Breggen, A
    2. Wild, K
    3. Hosking, C
    4. D’hoore, J
    5. Bronzini, G
  27. VSP PICKS:

    1. Kirsten Wild
    2. Chloe Hosking
    3. Anna Van Der Breggen
    4. Jolien D’hoore
    5. Giorgia Bronzini
  28. VSP PICKS:

    1. Hosking
    2. Kirsten Wild
    3. D’Hoore
    4. Bronzini
    5. Where’s Lizzie
  29. VSP PICKS:

    1. Van der B
    2. Wild
    3. The Borg
    4. Lizzie
    5. Deignan
  30. VSP PICKS:

    1. Hosking
    2. Vos
    3. Van Dijk
    4. Wild
    5. Pieters
  31. VSP PICKS:

    1. Kirsten Wild
    2. Chloe Hosking
    3. Jolien D’Hoore
    4. Anna Van Der Breggen
    5. Eileen Roe
  32. Said the blind man as he picked up his hammer and saw…

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Chloe Hosking
    2. Kirsten Wild
    3. Elizabeth Deignan
    4. Georgia Bronzini
    5. Megan Guarnier
  33. VSP PICKS:

    1. Brennauer
    2. Hosking
    3. Wild
    4. Van der Breggen
    5. Armistead
  34. VSP PICKS:

    1. Van Der Breggen
    2. Wild
    3. Hosking
    4. Armitstead
    5. Guarnier
  35. Road race? Really? It’s a crit folks. Yea…maybe a long ride to the crit. Anywho,

    no one races crits like United Healthcare. So this has to be right up Miss Rivera’s alleyway. Cheers all

    VSP PICKS:

    1. RIVERA Coryn
    2. HOSKIN Chloe
    3. WILD Kirsten
    4. D’HOORE Jolien
    5. BRONZINI Giorgia
  36. VSP PICKS:

    1. Kirstin Wild
    2. Jolien D’Hoore
    3. Chloe Hosking
    4. Giorgia Bronzini
    5. Coryn Rivera
  37. Go Chloe!

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Hosking
    2. Wild
    3. d’Hoore
    4. Deignan (nee Armitstead)
    5. Van der Breggen
  38. VSP PICKS:

    1. Van der Breggen
    2. Deignan
    3. Vos
    4. Hosking
    5. Bronzini
  39. C’mon Chloe,

    Heat and Winds will make this interesting as can be for a glorified Crit course

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Hosking
    2. Vos
    3. Johannson
    4. Where’s Lizzy
    5. Wild
  40. VSP PICKS:

    1. Longo Borghini
    2. Hosking
    3. Wild
    4. Bronzini
    5. D’hoore
  41. VSP PICKS:

    1. Hosking
    2. Wild
    3. Van der Breggen
    4. Rivera
    5. D’hoore
  42. VSP PICKS:

    1. GUARNIER Megan
    2. BRONZINI Giorgia
    3. WILD Kirsten
    4. VAN DIJK Ellen
    5. KIRCHMANN Leah
  43. VSP PICKS:

    1. Marianne Vos
    2. Megan Guarnier
    3. Jolien D’Hoore
    4. Chloe Hosking
    5. Kirsten Wild
  44. My family doesn’t think I’m funny, either. Sad.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Bands gone Wild
    2. Just Hosking for a friend
    3. D’Hoore pauvre con
    4. I’ve been waiting oBrennauer
    5. Whole Lotta Lepisto
  45. Well, since I have missed the last 5 or 6 events, figured I might as well get into the last weekend just for fun!

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Kirsten Wild
    2. Chloe Hosking
    3. Jolien D’Horre
    4. Marianne Vos
    5. Annemiek Van Vleuten
  46. Bronzini is DNS. Last minute change!

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Hosking
    2. Wild
    3. Van Der Breggan
    4. Armistead
    5. D’Hoore
  47. VSP PICKS:

    1. Kirstin Wild
    2. Jolien D’Hoore
    3. Chloe Hosking
    4. Van Der Breggen
    5. Coryn Rivera
  48. so uhhh, handing out bottles is most exciting aspect of this event ? And then Miss Voss animates the front a bit. Hmmm, maybe could get interesting I suppose.

  49. @Randy C

    so uhhh, handing out bottles is most exciting aspect of this event ? And then Miss Voss animates the front a bit. Hmmm, maybe could get interesting I suppose.

    I thought the same thing. I really haven’t watched women’s races until this year but in the races I have seen they all sit in the bunch and wait for something to happen. Amber Neben was off the front solo today but that seemed to be the only “attack.” The only “racing” seemed to take place inside the last 10K when the Dutch team formed an impressive lead out train.

    Having said that, the finish was exciting, but sprint finishes always are. Dideriksen’s closing speed was impressive and her reaction was priceless.

  50. 1 Amalie Dideriksen (Denmark) 3:10:27
    2 Kirsten Wild (Netherlands)
    3 Lotta Lepistö (Finland)
    4 Elizabeth Deignan (Great Britain)
    5 Marta Bastianelli (Italy)

    Lizzie got married.

    I thoroughly enjoyed the bit I saw but that was the last 10k…

    The Dutch train was impressive – Wild will be crushed she couldn’t finish it off.

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