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Velominati Super Prestige: Women’s Elite Road Race 2013

Velominati Super Prestige: Women’s Elite Road Race 2013

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Where: Montecatini Terme to Firenze, Italy

When: September 28

How: 140 km including 5 climbing laps in Firenze.

It will most likely be gruppo compatto all the way to Firenze. The bombs start going off on the first of five climbing circuits. The strongest will stay near the front, with each circuit the pretenders will fall away. Sprinters and time trialists should stay at home. What should be left are the cunning, strong and a good descender or two. The finish is after the descent of the 5th climbing circuit so a regrouping of the last hard women could happen. Or not, it could unfold in a completely different way. I can’t help you. The start list can help you. And to add some confusion, here is another start list link. Lady luck or a sacrifice to the correct god may help you. I lament the lack of a ladies Vuelta so we would really know who was going to be there in the end.

If teamwork is helpful here, Australia and Italy have the largest squads. This course should produce an exciting race so find a good streaming video or stand on the side of the road in Firenze and shout your brains out. Bon chance to all.

Final Race Results
1. VOS Marianne
2. JOHANSSON Emma
3. RATTO Rossella
4. VAN DER BREGGEN Anna
5. STEVENS Evelyn
Final VSP Results
1. Tobin (14 points)
2. Mikael Liddy (14 points)
3. imakecircles (14 points)
4. tony macaroni (14 points)
5. starclimber (14 points)
6. girl (13 points)
7. Bat Chainpuller (13 points)
8. xyxax (13 points)
9. dancollins (13 points)
10. The Grande Fondue (12 points)
11. Buck Rogers (12 points)
12. torrefie (12 points)
13. Duende (12 points)
14. ramenvelo (12 points)
15. Gino (12 points)
16. strathlubnaig (10 points)
17. Fausto (10 points)
18. Facetious_Jesus (10 points)
19. ped (10 points)
20. Lukas (9 points)
21. stickyjumper (9 points)
22. Rob C (9 points)
23. CanuckChuck (9 points)
24. HMBSteve (9 points)
25. jeyrod (9 points)
26. Steampunk (9 points)
27. scaler911 (9 points)
28. meursault (9 points)
29. chrismurphy92 (9 points)
30. anotherdownunder (9 points)
31. VeloVita (9 points)
32. zeitzmar (9 points)
33. freddy (9 points)
34. V-inden (9 points)
35. simonsaunders (9 points)
36. leadout (9 points)
37. ChrisO (9 points)
38. seemunkee (8 points)
39. Sauterelle (8 points)
40. Skip (8 points)
41. Nate (8 points)
42. JohnB (8 points)
43. Chappy McPappystackings (8 points)
44. RedRanger (8 points)
45. sthilzy (8 points)
46. mouse (8 points)
47. Mike_P (8 points)
48. Donnie Bugno (8 points)
49. LA Dave (8 points)
50. Chica (8 points)
51. Adrian (8 points)
52. moondance (7 points)
53. VirenqueForever (7 points)
54. eightzero (7 points)
55. Dan_R (7 points)
56. snoov (7 points)
57. napolinige (7 points)
58. Deakus (7 points)
59. Harminator (4 points)
60. eenies (4 points)
61. TOM.NELS2120 (3 points)
62. Erik (3 points)
63. Bianchi Denti (3 points)
64. puncheuratus (3 points)
65. mbarston (3 points)
66. Jay (3 points)
67. the Engine (2 points)
68. razmaspaz (2 points)
69. unversio (2 points)
70. Barracuda (2 points)
71. bunji (2 points)
72. revchuck (2 points)
73. Gianni (2 points)
74. San Tonio (2 points)
75. taon24 (1 points)
76. Carl (1 points)
77. Cyclops (0 points)
78. piwakawaka (0 points)

// Velominati Super Prestige

  1. Interesting that 3rd place Rossella Ratto is the sister of Daniele, who won stage 14 of la Vuelta this year.

  2. @Buck Rogers

    Missed the entire thing doing a WP cogal prep, including a trip up Bear Mtn.  Can we cash in VSP points for watts?

    @Steampunk

    What if I want a tie?  I am a Libra after all.

  3. @xyxax

    @Buck Rogers

    Missed the entire thing doing a WP cogal prep, including a trip up Bear Mtn. Can we cash in VSP points for watts?

    @Steampunk

    What if I want a tie? I am a Libra after all.

    You were 20 minutes from my house and did not stop in for an espresso????  DAMN, Man!  Missed you!  But, how was the Mountain?  I am such a DEAD man for the Cogal!!!

  4. Who picked Vos? Brilliant. Read it and weep bitches.

    Tobin wins it because he beat everyone to Vos.

    Final Race Results
    1. VOS Marianne
    2. JOHANSSON Emma
    3. RATTO Rossella
    4. VAN DER BREGGEN Anna
    5. STEVENS Evelyn

    Final VSP Results
    1. Tobin (14 points)
    2. Mikael Liddy (14 points)
    3. imakecircles (14 points)
    4. tony macaroni (14 points)
    5. starclimber (14 points)
    6. girl (13 points)
    7. Bat Chainpuller (13 points)
    8. xyxax (13 points)
    9. dancollins (13 points)
    10. The Grande Fondue (12 points)

  5. @gianni Protest. I have Vos and Johannsen for 7+5 = 12. Can you check the spreadsheet?

  6. @starclimber

    Shrug. Rankings, zero real knowledge, always wrong anyways.

    VSP PICKS:

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

    NTS Bro, NTS

  7. @xyxax

    It seems a tie is very easily accomplished. Given your performance in general, I’d be very happy to settle for a tie.

  8. @Buck Rogers

    The mountain is in good shape, not too crowded, re-paved in parts.  You ran 100 miles, and do taekwando on the side of rock walls. This’ll be liking climbing into your bathtub.

  9. @xyxax

    Buck in the bathtub, loofa in hand: that’s an image I didn’t need this evening…

  10. @eightzero

    @gianni Protest. I have Vos and Johannsen for 7+5 = 12. Can you check the spreadsheet?

    Talk to the VSP generator, dispute department window, third one on the right. I don’t have the keys to the room with the Big Board.

  11. @Gianni

    I’d just like to protest the result (not possible with the dispute button). It seems to me that Claudia Hausler was supposed to finish second, Johansson third, Evelyn Stevens fourth, and Tiffany Cromwell fifth. Could you please correct that? Much obliged.

  12. @Steampunk

    @xyxax

    Buck in the bathtub, loofa in hand: that’s an image I didn’t need this evening…

    Bad simile.  I don’t think Colonels are of high enough rank to bathe.  Or loof.

  13. @xyxax

    Simile? Bad? Surely you mean inaccurate imagery? Dr. Pedant: at your service!

  14. @Gianni

    @eightzero

    @gianni Protest. I have Vos and Johannsen for 7+5 = 12. Can you check the spreadsheet?

    Talk to the VSP generator, dispute department window, third one on the right. I don’t have the keys to the room with the Big Board.

    Oh, I see it. Pretty hi-tech spreadsheet. Done. Apparently your excel version thinks I picked Cecile somebody, not Emma. Puh-pleeze.

  15. @RedRanger

    @Gianni

    Looking for 5 for 5 tomorrow with the men. That would be ‘Vossome’.

  16. @Steampunk

    @xyxax

    Buck in the bathtub, loofa in hand: that’s an image I didn’t need this evening…

    What the fuck is a loofa???

    As for the Cogal, not too sure how a 100 mile run translates into cycling ability.  In fact, I think it fucked me even more as my left ankle is still fucked over two months out.  That is one thing I will not be doing again anytime soon.

  17. @Buck Rogers

    @Steampunk

    @xyxax

    Buck in the bathtub, loofa in hand: that’s an image I didn’t need this evening…

    What the fuck is a loofa???

    Oh God, this could go anywhere!

  18. @Buck Rogers Loofa

  19. @Teocalli

    @Buck Rogers Loofa

    Okay, I STILL do not know what the fuck a loofa is!  Is that like a rice cake or something.  I do not dare google it at work as I will probably have the IT police confiscating my computer or something.

  20. @Buck Rogers I’m tempted to leave it with @Mike_P and “This could go anywhere” but the boring bit is

    LuffaVietnamese luffaVietnamese gourd, or Chinese okra are a genus of tropical and subtropical vines classified in the cucumber (Cucurbitaceae) family. In everyday non-technical usage the name, also spelled loofah, usually refers to the fruit of the two species Luffa aegyptiacaand Luffa acutangula. The fruit of these species is cultivated and eaten as a vegetable. The fruit must be harvested at a young stage of development to be edible. The vegetable is popular in China and Vietnam. When the fruit is fully ripened it is very fibrous. The fully developed fruit is the source of the loofah scrubbing sponge which is used in bathrooms and kitchens as a sponge toolLuffa are not frost-hardy, and require 150 to 200 warm days to mature.

    nah – should have left it with @Mike_P’s entry.

    Some people though may well claim that Shredded Wheat and Loofa share flavour and eating characteristics……….

  21. @Teocalli

     

    @Buck Rogers I’m tempted to leave it with @Mike_P and “This could go anywhere” but the boring bit is

    Luffa, Vietnamese luffa, Vietnamese gourd, or Chinese okra are a genus of tropical and subtropical vines classified in the cucumber (Cucurbitaceae) family. In everyday non-technical usage the name, also spelled loofah, usually refers to the fruit of the two species Luffa aegyptiacaand Luffa acutangula. The fruit of these species is cultivated and eaten as a vegetable. The fruit must be harvested at a young stage of development to be edible. The vegetable is popular in China and Vietnam. When the fruit is fully ripened it is very fibrous. The fully developed fruit is the source of the loofah scrubbing sponge which is used in bathrooms and kitchens as a sponge tool. Luffa are not frost-hardy, and require 150 to 200 warm days to mature.

    nah – should have left it with @Mike_P’s entry.

    Some people though may well claim that Shredded Wheat and Loofa share flavour and eating characteristics……….

     

    Ha!  Jesus!  Guess I need to get my mind out of the gutter, but hell, why change now.

    Calling fruity on all those of you that knew what a loofa was, esp you Steamy!  I bet Merckx doesn’t know what one is!

  22. @Buck Rogers

    Ha! Jesus! Guess I need to get my mind out of the gutter, but hell, why change now.

    Calling fruity on all those of you that knew what a loofa was, esp you Steamy! I bet Merckx doesn’t know what one is!

    On the other hand the “mind in the gutter” and @Mike_P’s “this could go anywhere” do come together – and I’ve just realised I’ve put that even further in the gutter with those words – but I’m sure Loofa’s probably have “gone anywhere” in a few bath time frolics…………..

  23. @Teocalli

    @Buck Rogers

    Ha! Jesus! Guess I need to get my mind out of the gutter, but hell, why change now.

    Calling fruity on all those of you that knew what a loofa was, esp you Steamy! I bet Merckx doesn’t know what one is!

    On the other hand the “mind in the gutter” and @Mike_P’s “this could go anywhere” do come together – and I’ve just realised I’ve put that even further in the gutter with those words – but I’m sure Loofa’s probably have “gone anywhere” in a few bath time frolics…………..

    All we need is the Assos girl with a loofa in her hand and we will all be “finished” and the story will have a “happy ending”, no?

  24. @Buck Rogers I think I need to go and have a cold shower…………….

  25. @Teocalli

    @Buck Rogers I think I need to go and have a cold shower…………….

    Yep, I was right. Cuckoo!

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