Velominati Super Prestige: Women’s Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

Velominati Super Prestige: Women’s Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

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We kick off the first races of the 2012 VSP with a double-header as we open the picks for the VVomen’s Omloop Het Nieuwsblad. Aside from an early hiccup, the new software has been running as expected, though I should have known better than to declare something as “tested”; as the first few picks went in sideways, there was more confusion and hysterics than in a kiddie pool when an unaccounted-for deuce floats by.

The VVomen’s racing calendar appears to be a bit more open than the Men’s, and that likely means we’ll see more of the same names competing for the win on Saturday as we will at de Ronde in a month’s time. A cursory glance over the start list reveals that my sure-bet countrywoman Marianne Vos is still chilling the guns after a wicked ‘Cross season and won’t be racing. Back to the drawing board, then. Here’s a super secret tip: in Dutch and Flemish, “women” is spelled with a “V” – vrouwen. Let that be your guide.

With that we continue the 2012 VSP; up for grabs is the personalized Velominati Shop Apron to the contestent who wins the season-long competition. Check the Main VSP page for scoring guidelines and rules. Picks close at 5am Pacific on Saturday, so watch the countdown clock to make sure you get your picks in on time.

Good luck.

// Velominati Super Prestige

  1. VSP PICKS:

    1. Armisted
    2. Kitchen
    3. De Vocht
    4. Blaak
    5. De Jong

  2. This is a fantastic addition to the VSP program and for the Velominati in general. Congratulations to the Keepers!

    The flip side though is the dearth of women’s cycling reporting. I really had trouble finding stuff out. I’ve tried to research and in the end have gone with a list of I think favourites based on team leaders and riders from teams I have heard of – no doubt heavily anglophonically skewed.

    I expect now with a couple of thousand of us men now actively scouring the Internet for news on women’s racing this might change, perhaps supply might come to meet this new demand. Fun times.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Lizzie Armisted
    2. Thalita De Jong
    3. Katrien Van Looy
    4. Kirsten Wild
    5. Alina Bondarenko

  3. VSP PICKS:

    1. armistead
    2. hohl
    3. martin
    4. colclough
    5. trott

  4. I’m dead set keen to watch it now. Normally only watch the women’s world champs but is changes everything.

  5. VSP PICKS:

    1. Rochelle Gilmore
    2. Sofie De Vuyst
    3. Liz Armitstead
    4. Emilia Fahlin
    5. Tiffany Cromwell

  6. @Dr C
    Relieved that you’ve not got any designs on me.

    My picks have no science to mine other being near the top of the list and having either a good result last year or being a brit who recognise.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Liesbeth De Vocht
    2. Armistead
    3. Chantal Blaak
    4. Emma Vom Trott
    5. Elisa Longo Borghini

  7. @Alex
    I had trouble finding anything too, and some of it isn’t current, even searching for ”
    [name] palmares”. It would certainly make researching a Hardwoman of Cycling article for here difficult.

  8. VSP PICKS:

    1. Suzanne de Goede
    2. Armitstead
    3. Chloe Hosking
    4. Katrien Van Looy
    5. Alexis Rhodes

  9. Bummer, Joha’ didn’t start.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. d’hoore
    2. d’vocht
    3. d’jong
    4. d’goede
    5. d’vyust

  10. Via Inrng and Greenedge twitter: Women’s Het Nieuwsblad: Loes Gunnewijk (GreenEDGE-AIS) wins ahead of Eleonora Van Dyck (Specialized-lululemon). Trixi Worrack (Specialized-lululemon) in third.

  11. 1. Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) GreenEDGE-AIS
    2. Ellen van Dijk (Ned) Specialized-lululemon
    3. Trixi Worrack (Ger) Specialized-lululemon
    4. Martine Bras (Ned) Dolmans-Boels

  12. Pity we can’t even get a result listing somewhere.

  13. So it has already ran? From Red Ranger’s post, looks like I again had 3 out of the 5 (or at least 4) but all in the wrong order, same as the men’s race. Too funny.

  14. @Blah

    Via Inrng and Greenedge twitter: Women’s Het Nieuwsblad: Loes Gunnewijk (GreenEDGE-AIS) wins ahead of Eleonora Van Dyck (Specialized-lululemon). Trixi Worrack (Specialized-lululemon) in third.

    I just hope that they did not all just ride in a bunch and then sprint at the end. Any race reports out there for this?

  15. Short report on CyclingNews

    Apparently first 2 were in breakaway.

  16. @seemunkee
    beat me too it.

    I had Gunnewijk for 2nd.

  17. @Cyclops takes the women’s event by a big margin with @Buck Rogers in second and Lukas rounding out the podium:

    Final Race Results
    1. GUNNEWIJK Loes
    2. VAN DIJK Ellen
    3. WORRACK Trixi
    4. BRAS Martine
    5. FERRAND PREVOT Pauline

    Final VSP Results
    1. Cyclops (11 points)
    2. Buck Rogers (7 points)
    3. Lukas (7 points)
    4. scaler911 (7 points)
    5. Fausto (7 points)
    6. xyxax (6 points)
    7. Skinnyphat (3 points)
    8. noiyce (3 points)
    9. godsight (3 points)
    10. R00tdown (2 points)
    11. Bill (2 points)
    12. Nosyt (2 points)
    13. napolinige (1 points)
    14. taon24 (1 points)
    15. al (1 points)
    16. CanuckChuck (1 points)
    17. mcsqueak (1 points)
    18. Nate (1 points)
    19. Dino (1 points)
    20. Bianchi Denti (1 points)
    21. Tobin (1 points)
    22. Adrian (1 points)
    23. el gato (1 points)
    24. frank (1 points)
    25. ChrisO (1 points)
    26. Gianni (1 points)
    27. JC Belgium (1 points)
    28. sgt (1 points)
    29. Steampunk (1 points)
    30. stenbak (1 points)
    31. bkwentz (1 points)
    32. G'phant (1 points)
    33. Poppyseed (1 points)
    34. Calmante (0 points)
    35. Chris (0 points)
    36. Lepidopterist (0 points)
    37. razmaspaz (0 points)
    38. calves (0 points)
    39. ramenvelo (0 points)
    40. The Oracle (0 points)
    41. Jonny (0 points)
    42. brett (0 points)
    43. Souleur (0 points)
    44. itburns (0 points)
    45. RedRanger (0 points)
    46. Mikel Pearce (0 points)
    47. GProsser (0 points)
    48. Roadslave525 (0 points)
    49. Netraam (0 points)
    50. Danger (0 points)
    51. tomb (0 points)
    52. Dr C (0 points)
    53. MJMoquin (0 points)
    54. il ciclista medio (0 points)
    55. King Clydesdale (0 points)
    56. harminator (0 points)
    57. Blah (0 points)
    58. nico (0 points)
    59. marko (0 points)
    60. mouse (0 points)
    61. G'rilla (0 points)
    62. Louutah (0 points)
    63. Marcus (0 points)
    64. Mikael Liddy (0 points)
    65. eightzero (0 points)
    66. SimonH (0 points)
    67. LA Dave (0 points)
    68. 936adl (0 points)
    69. Two Ball Billy (0 points)
    70. paolo (0 points)
    71. VeloVita (0 points)
    72. Anjin-san (0 points)
    73. tony macaroni (0 points)
    74. payaso (0 points)
    75. Gerard (0 points)
    76. Roberto Marques (0 points)
    77. Belgian Cobblestones (0 points)
    78. Ron (0 points)
    79. imakecircles (0 points)
    80. Andrew (0 points)
    81. seemunkee (0 points)
    82. Erik (0 points)
    83. Ankush (0 points)
    84. Rigid (0 points)
    85. Mason (0 points)
    86. Heihachi (0 points)
    87. ash (0 points)
    88. acciaio (0 points)
    89. Sam (0 points)
    90. snoov (0 points)
    91. Alex (0 points)
    92. nathan (0 points)

    93. Jeff in PetroMetro (0 points)

  18. The overall after the first two VSP events is close as expected, with @Nosyt taking the lead over @scaler911 by a single point, and a 3-way tie for third.

    2012 VSP G.C.

    1. San Tonio (192 points)
    2. G'phant (181 points)
    3. xyxax (179 points)
    4. Blah (176 points)
    5. Fausto (162 points)
    6. Trobs (158 points)
    7. Ankush (157 points)
    8. Buck Rogers (156 points)
    9. Gianni (156 points)
    10. ramenvelo (153 points)
    11. dancollins (152 points)
    12. CanuckChuck (150 points)
    13. Skinnyphat (149 points)
    14. blue (148 points)
    15. taon24 (146 points)
    16. The Fish (141 points)
    17. VeloVita (140 points)
    18. Ron (140 points)
    19. Bianchi Denti (139 points)
    20. Mason (138 points)
    21. snoov (138 points)
    22. Mikel Pearce (136 points)
    23. Nate (134 points)
    24. Heihachi (133 points)
    25. gaswepass (131 points)
    26. Flying Crowbar (131 points)
    27. tony macaroni (129 points)
    28. Nosyt (127 points)
    29. Skip (126 points)
    30. Rigid (125 points)
    31. Mikael Liddy (124 points)
    32. motor city (123 points)
    33. TomC (121 points)
    34. The Oracle (120 points)
    35. RedRanger (120 points)
    36. scaler911 (119 points)
    37. R00tdown (119 points)
    38. Markp (118 points)
    39. napolinige (117 points)
    40. el gato (115 points)
    41. SimonH (115 points)
    42. LA Dave (115 points)
    43. mouse (108 points)
    44. sthilzy (107 points)
    45. wiscot (105 points)
    46. Bill (104 points)
    47. Lukas (103 points)
    48. calves (103 points)
    49. seemunkee (101 points)
    50. Steampunk (100 points)
    51. King Clydesdale (100 points)
    52. simonsaunders (98 points)
    53. Noel (98 points)
    54. Deakus (98 points)
    55. MJMoquin (97 points)
    56. Lepidopterist (95 points)
    57. moondance (94 points)
    58. RayElVis (93 points)
    59. TOM.NELS2120 (93 points)
    60. Erik (92 points)
    61. Chris (91 points)
    62. Cyclops (89 points)
    63. Tobin (89 points)
    64. il ciclista medio (88 points)
    65. Jay (88 points)
    66. Chappy McPappystackings (87 points)
    67. 936adl (87 points)
    68. Adrian (87 points)
    69. Marko (85 points)
    70. Marcus (85 points)
    71. imakecircles (85 points)
    72. sprider (85 points)
    73. pink (83 points)
    74. Simon (83 points)
    75. pakrat (83 points)
    76. Roadslave525 (82 points)
    77. Islandbike (82 points)
    78. Azzurri Tim (82 points)
    79. graham d.m. (80 points)
    80. noiyce (79 points)
    81. Two Ball Billy (79 points)
    82. eightzero (77 points)
    83. Belgian Cobblestones (77 points)
    84. razmaspaz (77 points)
    85. harminator (75 points)
    86. nico (74 points)
    87. Geordi (74 points)
    88. Vin'cenza (73 points)
    89. meursault (73 points)
    90. brett (72 points)
    91. Dan_R (71 points)
    92. payaso (69 points)
    93. Dr C (67 points)
    94. Calmante (65 points)
    95. Tartan1749 (65 points)
    96. Alex (63 points)
    97. ChrisO (62 points)
    98. mcsqueak (62 points)
    99. zac (62 points)
    100. Danger (60 points)
    101. the Engine (59 points)
    102. sauterelle (58 points)
    103. JC Belgium (57 points)
    104. DaRCrider (57 points)
    105. ten B (57 points)
    106. Benj (55 points)
    107. niksch (55 points)
    108. Duende (54 points)
    109. acciaio (53 points)
    110. LastBoyScout (53 points)
    111. VirenqueForever (53 points)
    112. Netraam (52 points)
    113. GProsser (52 points)
    114. Roberto Marques (51 points)
    115. Jonny (50 points)
    116. Daccordi Rider (50 points)
    117. drewPjohnson (50 points)
    118. Rev.C.Mac (49 points)
    119. tomb (48 points)
    120. itburns (48 points)
    121. sgraha (48 points)
    122. DerHoggz (48 points)
    123. huffalotpuffalot (48 points)
    124. Oli (48 points)
    125. godsight (44 points)
    126. Kyle (43 points)
    127. ben (42 points)
    128. Spicy McHaggis (41 points)
    129. smithers (41 points)
    130. Giles (41 points)
    131. ash (40 points)
    132. Jeff in PetroMetro (40 points)
    133. trustnoone (40 points)
    134. Oldschooly (40 points)
    135. Anais Ninja (40 points)
    136. diablo (39 points)
    137. frank (38 points)
    138. Belgian Boys Club (37 points)
    139. velomihottie (37 points)
    140. al (36 points)
    141. Xponti (36 points)
    142. draffenator (36 points)
    143. Aidas (35 points)
    144. mattd (35 points)
    145. Lindrop (35 points)
    146. ajn124 (33 points)
    147. Jarvis (33 points)
    148. paolo (33 points)
    149. Chuckk (33 points)
    150. farzani (33 points)
    151. Gino (33 points)
    152. Mikel Pearce (33 points)
    153. sgt (32 points)
    154. Louutah (32 points)
    155. Dino (32 points)
    156. Xyverz (32 points)
    157. Sam (30 points)
    158. mrhallorann (30 points)
    159. Modtastic (30 points)
    160. cal (30 points)
    161. MrLowell (30 points)
    162. Papageno (29 points)
    163. Paco (28 points)
    164. kowala (28 points)
    165. JCS4 (28 points)
    166. cchern (26 points)
    167. Matt (26 points)
    168. sar02 (26 points)
    169. Kedan (26 points)
    170. McTavish (26 points)
    171. Steampunk (26 points)
    172. stickyjumper (26 points)
    173. taylorgibson (25 points)
    174. Souleur (24 points)
    175. Harry (23 points)
    176. Mark1 (23 points)
    177. Eddie Bell (23 points)
    178. Pablo Colletti (23 points)
    179. shep (23 points)
    180. Chris Schneider (23 points)
    181. RMK (22 points)
    182. hammermama (22 points)
    183. Anjin-san (21 points)
    184. stenbak (21 points)
    185. actor1 (21 points)
    186. Benny (21 points)
    187. minion (20 points)
    188. Ruskerdu (20 points)
    189. tessar (20 points)
    190. J-hump (20 points)
    191. mrdriftless (20 points)
    192. Pirata with Pasta (20 points)
    193. Vince (20 points)
    194. Steve Swift (20 points)
    195. Casey Arnold (20 points)
    196. feef (20 points)
    197. Blake (20 points)
    198. Phil Schneider (20 points)
    199. Nic (20 points)
    200. NRMontgomery (20 points)
    201. roleur510 (20 points)
    202. nathan (19 points)
    203. Pedale.Forchetta (18 points)
    204. Philip Turner (18 points)
    205. bkwentz (17 points)
    206. Rob (17 points)
    207. Pistolfromwarragul (17 points)
    208. Hassan (17 points)
    209. Dashiell (17 points)
    210. Henrik (16 points)
    211. roger (15 points)
    212. Lister (14 points)
    213. Enoch (14 points)
    214. ZachOlson (13 points)
    215. Andrew (13 points)
    216. Two Ball Billy (13 points)
    217. Cyclistthings (13 points)
    218. handsOn (13 points)
    219. Nukatpiat (13 points)
    220. VeloAU (13 points)
    221. Chasquimorgan (13 points)
    222. Mike Honcho (13 points)
    223. Painkiller (13 points)
    224. TraJoM (13 points)
    225. Wilyscot (13 points)
    226. Kris (12 points)
    227. Mikeweb (12 points)
    228. ThinGuy (12 points)
    229. rhys (11 points)
    230. Poppyseed (11 points)
    231. marshy (11 points)
    232. Wayne Schimmelbusch (10 points)
    233. TBONE (10 points)
    234. mxlmax (10 points)
    235. 2000dB (10 points)
    236. Barracuda (10 points)
    237. UptheTrossachs (10 points)
    238. wiscoerik (9 points)
    239. olliewm (9 points)
    240. eightace (9 points)
    241. Maximilian (9 points)
    242. jkennedy (9 points)
    243. Sean (9 points)
    244. packfiller (9 points)
    245. Clydeone (9 points)
    246. Frank Ramos (9 points)
    247. huwge (9 points)
    248. Grant Henninger (9 points)
    249. Lunchrider (8 points)
    250. velo_ronin (8 points)
    251. IcemanYVR (8 points)
    252. anotherdownunder (8 points)
    253. El Mateo (8 points)
    254. brianc (8 points)
    255. Nozzle (8 points)
    256. cornishlovemuscle (7 points)
    257. gino (7 points)
    258. Ross C (7 points)
    259. Franklin (7 points)
    260. somebum (6 points)
    261. kah (6 points)
    262. BP (6 points)
    263. nutellaurent (6 points)
    264. ralph (6 points)
    265. Anast Demitt (6 points)
    266. starclimber (6 points)
    267. celestialdrive (6 points)
    268. american psycho (6 points)
    269. Don juan (6 points)
    270. Rick (6 points)
    271. Tomislav (6 points)
    272. sean (6 points)
    273. elrond (6 points)
    274. ifurley (6 points)
    275. Matt (6 points)
    276. DR5150 (6 points)
    277. Erik Olsen (6 points)
    278. Jellybean (6 points)
    279. batchuba (6 points)
    280. Bongo (5 points)
    281. BrianG (5 points)
    282. imakecircles (5 points)
    283. Blease (5 points)
    284. fuzzmartin (5 points)
    285. David (5 points)
    286. Jonathan (5 points)
    287. Jamin (4 points)
    288. Simon (4 points)
    289. bjm (4 points)
    290. bjb (4 points)
    291. igowing (4 points)
    292. Jonnyp82 (4 points)
    293. Bike Jonez (4 points)
    294. torvid (4 points)
    295. JFT (4 points)
    296. Will (3 points)
    297. Roadslave525 (3 points)
    298. schmiken (3 points)
    299. Craig Chambers (3 points)
    300. Topcover (3 points)
    301. ErikdR (3 points)
    302. Karl (3 points)
    303. dunderleif (3 points)
    304. Emile (3 points)
    305. Jason (3 points)
    306. urbanwhitetrash (3 points)
    307. WillB (2 points)
    308. needmoreV (2 points)
    309. Maximilian (2 points)
    310. tjancijr (2 points)
    311. tom wojcik (2 points)
    312. themayneframe (2 points)
    313. Harminator (2 points)
    314. elewis (2 points)
    315. Chris (2 points)
    316. Bonesx (2 points)
    317. veritas_tm (2 points)
    318. gearz (2 points)
    319. edukaycheon (2 points)
    320. Mshengu (2 points)
    321. minion (2 points)
    322. puddles (2 points)
    323. Paul Seip (2 points)
    324. fredd727 (1 points)
    325. la Vela (1 points)
    326. sam findley (1 points)
    327. mike masterson (1 points)
    328. Dave (1 points)
    329. la Vela (1 points)
    330. bdias85 (1 points)
    331. GPdomestique (1 points)
    332. TheCoolman (1 points)
    333. Marcovelo (1 points)
    334. David (1 points)
    335. jimmy (1 points)
    336. highball (1 points)
    337. Dave R (1 points)
    338. Tandjes (1 points)
    339. packfiller (1 points)
    340. geoff gummer (1 points)
    341. Frank (1 points)
    342. Stephen Rash (1 points)
    343. bottecchia il (1 points)
    344. richards86 (1 points)
    345. Bruno DN (0 points)
    346. TripleEight (0 points)
    347. Ryan (0 points)
    348. Hammerhed (0 points)
    349. calves (0 points)
    350. Bianchi_Bob (0 points)
    351. Erik Assum (0 points)
    352. doubleespresso (0 points)
    353. Lee (0 points)
    354. mtnbikerfred (0 points)
    355. Marcus (0 points)
    356. Joe Davis (0 points)
    357. Dave (0 points)
    358. Alex (0 points)
    359. DR5150 (0 points)
    360. Joshua C. (0 points)
    361. Lee Woolston (0 points)
    362. BillB (0 points)
    363. ed o (0 points)
    364. Austin (0 points)
    365. hendriku (0 points)
    366. Oli Cartlidge (0 points)
    367. Oli Cartlidge (0 points)
    368. Fat Mexican (0 points)
    369. Gal (0 points)
    370. Kermit Pannell (0 points)
    371. Chuckolade (0 points)
    372. TomC (0 points)
    373. magiscla (0 points)
    374. metalface (0 points)
    375. Routier (0 points)
    376. Balexander (0 points)
    377. ironaiden (0 points)
    378. jmabbott (0 points)
    379. torrefie (0 points)
    380. Pistolfromwarragul (0 points)
    381. Nof Landrien (0 points)
    382. nickcw (0 points)
    383. Ed O (0 points)
    384. G'rilla (0 points)

    385. Gerard (0 points)

  19. Cyclops gets 11 points? Calling this from Twin Falls, Idaho? What the hell is going on here. Cy, do you actually do some research or are you supremely lucky? I’m betting research, shit, I should have tried that. Going by who has the coolest, fastest names is not working.

  20. @all
    Make sure you check your pick mappings to ensure (a) that they were mapped correctly, and (b) that you got your correct points. If there’s a problem, just hit the little “dispute” like next to the incorrectly mapped/scored pick. Your assistance will help us improve the model and auto-mapping system, which dramatically reduces our workload on the backend.

    Thanks.

  21. @Gianni
    Turns out the Prophet took all five top spots.

  22. @frank
    Like I said, I know dick about women’s racing.

  23. @MJMoquin

    VSP PICKS:
    1. Tom Boonen
    2. Phillippe Gilbert
    3. Juan Antonio Flecha
    4. Alex Rasmussen
    5. Lars Boom

    I can’t freakin’ believe I screwed that up!!!

    I blame it on the lack of java and beer.

  24. @Jeff in PetroMetro
    Welcome back, JiPM.
    Now what ever happened to Scuba Steve?

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