Velominati Super Prestige: Women’s Olympic Road Race 2016

In contrast to the Men’s race in 2012, the Women’s event was epic; torrential rains, an elite breakaway, a nail-biting sprint finish, and a finish line interview with Lizzie Armitstead that changed the face of Women’s road racing for ever.

Marianne Vos crushed fools that day, with four of those fools coming along on the erand. Through epic Rule #9 conditions, the break held off the chasing bunch, leaving it to a two-up sprint between her and Armistead. Fast forward four years, and Lizzie is at the top of the sport with Vos coming back from injury. But the course suits them both, and Vos has starting winning a bit again. It could be a repeat, or an underdog goes clear. Either way, the racing is sure to be phenomenal. Buckle your seatbelts, people.

Check the start list, maybe check the 10 Riders to Watch list, and get your picks in by the time the clock goes to zero, and good luck.

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106 Replies to “Velominati Super Prestige: Women’s Olympic Road Race 2016”

  1. VSP PICKS:

    1. Anna Van Der Breggen
    2. Marianne Vos
    3. Pauline Ferrand Prevot
    4. Elisa Longo Borghini
    5. Gracie Elvin
  2. VSP PICKS:

    1. Anna Van Der Breggen
    2. Lizzie Armistead
    3. Marianne Vos
    4. Megan Guarnier
    5. Emma Johansson
  3. “Whereabouts unknown” to get the silver to distract everyone

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Marianne Vos
    2. Whereabouts unknown
    3. Ferrand Prevot
    4. emma johansson
    5. evelyn stevens
  4. VSP PICKS:

    1. Marianne Vos
    2. Lizzie Armitstead
    3. Megan Guarnier
    4. Evelyn Stevens
    5. Kasia Niewiadoma
  5. VSP PICKS:

    1. Marianne Vos
    2. Lizzie Armistead
    3. Megan Guarnier
    4. Anna Van Der Breggen
    5. Gracie Elvin
  6. Abbott gets away on final climb. But gets caught on the final run home? But WTF would I know. Will be interesting

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Armistead
    2. Stevens
    3. Abbott
    4. Van der Breggen
    5. Ferrand Prevot
  7. VSP PICKS:

    1. Marianne Vos
    2. Megan Guarnier
    3. Anna van der Breggen
    4. Elisa Longo Borghini
    5. Trixi Worrack
  8. Big fan of Ashleigh Moolman, great climber and person. Maybe wishful thinking she will get away on the final climb and hold them off but If she does PaddyPower owe me £1500… which for you reading in the USA is about $3 and change now our dipshit population voted like a big barrel of cretins.

  9. VSP PICKS:

    1. Armitstead (if she can find it)
    2. Van der Breggan
    3. Vos
    4. Guarnier
    5. Longo Borghini
  10. Have to think here.  I have a suspicion the peleton will be “anyone but Lizzie” in their approach.

  11. @Teocalli

    Have to think here. I have a suspicion the peleton will be “anyone but Lizzie” in their approach.

    I’m of the same mind. Furthermore this shit storm she’s created is bound to have affected her preparation (we know how sensitive she is; see missed dope test no. 3 for details!). I decided yesterday not to even pick her for this round of the VSP as I can envisage a situation where she decides not to start after all.

  12. So I’m going with the Peloton marking out Lizzie and Lizzie marking out Ferrand Prevot – net the Peloton marking out both.  Way to much thinking going on there!  Should I have taken into account a possible Trump effect?

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Guarnier
    2. van der Breggen
    3. Niewiadoma
    4. Vos
    5. Borghini
  13. Fuck it. I belie

    ve you Lizzie.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Armitstead
    2. Vos
    3. van der Breggan
    4. Guarnier
    5. Johansson
  14. VSP PICKS:

    1. Mara Abbott
    2. Anna van der Breggen
    3. Lizzie Armitstead
    4. Megan Guarnier
    5. Elisa Longo Borghini
  15. VSP PICKS:

    1. Katarzyna Niewiadoma
    2. Amanda Spratt
    3. Pauline Ferrand-Prevot
    4. Lizzie Armitstead
    5. Marianne Vos
  16. VSP PICKS:

    1. Mara Abbott
    2. Pauline Ferrand-Prevot
    3. Anna van der Breggen
    4. Marianne Vos
    5. Emma Johansson
  17. VSP PICKS:

    1. Anna van der Breggen
    2. Marianne Vos
    3. Evelyn Stevens
    4. Lizzy Armistead
    5. Elisa Longo Borghini
  18. Picks 1 – through 4 are based on my best guesstimation. Pick 5 because fuck it, I need to be patriotic to my adopted home…

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Once, Twice, Three Times a Lady
    2. Lambourghini
    3. Marianne Vos
    4. Anna Van Der Breggen
    5. Vita Heine
  19. Always

    picking the fairest of them all as a winner.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Anna Van der Breggen
    2. Lizzie Armistead
    3. Megan Guarnier
    4. Evelyn Stevens
    5. Elisa Longo Borghini
  20. VSP PICKS:

    1. Anna Van der Breggen
    2. Megan Guarnier
    3. Pauline Ferrand-Prevot
    4. M. Vos
    5. Stevens
  21. Going with the heart here.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. The Divine Marianne
    2. Guarnier
    3. Stevens
    4. Armistead
    5. Van der Breggen
  22. Misfired on that first try. Here goes again….

    USA! USA! USA!

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Guarnier
    2. Armistead
    3. Vos
    4. Van der Breggen
    5. Stevens
  23. VSP PICKS:

    1. evelyn stevens
    2. emma johannsson
    3. megan guarnier
    4. elisa longho borgini
    5. lizzie armitstead
  24. VSP PICKS:

    1. ARMITSTEAD Elizabeth
    2. FERRAND PREVOT Pauline
    3. VAN DER BREGGEN Anna
    4. STEVENS Evelyn
    5. JOHANSSON Emma

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