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Velominati Super Prestige: GP de Plouay-Bretagne 2014

Velominati Super Prestige: GP de Plouay-Bretagne 2014

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First run in 2002, the GP de Plouay-Bretagne is part of the women’s UCI World Cup series.  It’s 4.5 laps totaling 121km. As usual, there is little information or publicity for yet another women’s UCI race. Here is a start list. Here is the official French website. And yes, Ms. Vos won the last two editions. We regret the lack of a write up for this race but we are frustrated by the lack of basic publicity. True, there is a Grand Tour going on and it’s a Tour with a stellar line up but shouldn’t the UCI whip up some excitement for a race in their World Cup? 

Do not Delgado, the betting window closes Friday night, Pacific coast time, USA. Don’t ask why.

Final Race Results
1. BRAND Lucinda
2. VOS Marianne
3. FERRAND PREVOT Pauline
4. RATTO Rossella
5. VAN DER BREGGEN Anna
Final VSP Results
1. LeoTea (6 points)
2. Floridian (6 points)
3. BoogieStudio22 (5 points)
4. Geraint (5 points)
5. freddy (3 points)
6. the Engine (3 points)
7. piwakawaka (3 points)
8. dancollins (3 points)
9. il muro di manayunk (3 points)
10. ped (3 points)
11. Kevin (2 points)
12. VirenqueForever (2 points)
13. mhooghiemstra (2 points)
14. xyxax (2 points)
15. Duende (2 points)
16. Bianchi Denti (2 points)
17. Tom Mc (2 points)
18. unversio (1 points)
19. imakecircles (1 points)
20. zeitzmar (1 points)
21. RedRanger (1 points)
22. JohnB (1 points)
23. Ccos (1 points)
24. JCM (1 points)
25. wiscot (1 points)
26. TheDon (1 points)
27. DCR (1 points)
28. sthilzy (1 points)
29. CanuckChuck (1 points)
30. foggypeake (1 points)
31. Nate (1 points)
32. dyalander (1 points)
33. TOM.NELS2120 (1 points)
34. girl (1 points)
35. VeloVita (1 points)
36. harminator (1 points)

// Velominati Super Prestige

  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Lizzie Amitstead 2. Marianne Vos 3. LONGO BORGHINI Elisa 4. FERRAND PREVOT Pauline 5. CROMWELL Tiffany

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  2. VSP PICKS: 1. Marianne Vos 2. Elisabeth Amrtistead 3. Pauline Ferrand Prevot 4. Emma Johansson 5. Shelley Olds

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  3. VSP PICKS: 1. VOS Marianne 2. RIABCHENKO Tetyana 3. LUPERINI Fabiana 4. JOHANSSON Emma 5. LONGO BORGHINI Elisa

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  4. VSP PICKS: 1. vos 2. armitstead 3. longo borghini 4. johansson, emma 5. cromwell, tiffany

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  5. VSP PICKS: 1. Marianne Vos 2. Emma Johansson 3. Lizzie Armistead 4. Pauline Ferrand Prevot 5. Elisa Longo Borghini

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  6. VSP PICKS: 1. Vos, Marianne 2. Armistead, Lizzie 3. Johansson, Emma 4. Longo Borghini, Elisa 5. Cromwell, Tiffany

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  7. VSP PICKS: 1. Vos 2. Pieters 3. Johansson 4. Longo Borghini 5. van der Breggen

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  8. VSP PICKS: 1. vos 2. e johansson 3. armistead 4. van der breggen 5. cordon

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  9. VSP PICKS: 1. Vos 2. Emma Johansson 3. Ferand-Prevot 4. van der Breggen 5. Armistead

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  10. Roll of the dice VSP PICKS: 1. Vos 2. Lizzie Armistead 3. Emma Johansson 4. Cromwell 5. Borghoni

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  11. Armitstead’s already won the World Cup overall with a race to spare but she’s not been off the podium much at all and will want to continue that. Vos is the boss and will make a point that had she done the whole WC, the title would have been hers. Or something like that. VSP PICKS: 1. Marianne Vos 2. Elisa Longo Borghini 3. Elisabeth Armitstead 4. Jasmin Glaesser 5. Tiffany Cromwell

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  12. VSP PICKS: 1. Vos 2. Armistead 3. van der Breggen 4. Johansson 5. Cromwell

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  13. NFC (save for the Boss and Lizzie). Would be easier with a wee bit of coverage . VSP PICKS: 1. Vos 2. Armitstead 3. Johannson 4. Borghini 5. Pieters

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  14. Err VSP PICKS: 1. Vos Boss 2. Pieters 3. Emma Johansson 4. Longo Borghini 5. van der Breggen

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  15. VSP PICKS: 1. Vos, Marianne 2. Armistead, Elisabeth 3. Johansson, Emma 4. Pooley, Emma 5. Longo Borghini, Elisa

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  16. And you wonder why women’s racing struggles when the UCI diss it so. Hopefully Cookson is still finding his feet at UCI HQ and that sooner rather than later he’ll get his shit together and realize (like the commercial bike and clothing manufacturers) that the women’s market could be huge but needs support at the highest level. You have one of the greatest female athletes of all fucking time at the top of her game (Vos) and you (the UCI) are letting a golden motivator for your sport go to waste. Seriously, the UCI are as fucking incompetent at the US Congress and that takes some doing. VSP PICKS: 1. The Divine Marianne 2. Ms Armistead 3. Ms Pooley 4. Ms Johansson 5. Ms Borghini

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  17. VSP PICKS: 1. Vos 2. Armisted 3. Borghini 4. Johansson 5. van der Breggen

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  18. For some news and background on the race go to: http://velofocus.com/ (And let’s lobby to get women’s cycling on TV).

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  19. VSP PICKS: 1. Vos 2. Longo Borgini 3. Johansson 4. Amialiusik 5. Van der Breggen

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  20. Same as it ever was. VSP PICKS: 1. Vos 2. Armitstead 3. Longo Borghini 4. Johansson 5. Van der Breggen

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  21. @Julian Winn

    For some news and background on the race go to: http://velofocus.com/ (And let’s lobby to get women’s cycling on TV).

    Thanks. That is the best information yet, sorry I missed that. And yes to TV coverage, it’s the only way people will get how good the women’s races are.

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  22. One could do worse than just picking the first five of the Rabo squad. For example: VSP PICKS: 1. Vos 2. Armistead 3. Van der Breggen 4. Longo-Borghini 5. Johansson, Emma

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  23. VSP PICKS: 1. Vos 2. Armistead 3. Johansson 4. Pooley 5. Cromwell

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  24. VSP PICKS: 1. Marianne Vos 2. Emma Johansson 3. Elisa Longo-Borghini 4. Anna Van der Breggen 5. Lizzie Armitstead

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  25. VSP PICKS: 1. Vos 2. Johansson 3. Armistead 4. Cromwell 5. Pooley

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  26. VSP PICKS: 1. Vos 2. Armistead 3. Longoria Borghini 4. Cromwell 5. Johansson

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  27. VSP PICKS: 1. Vos 2. Emma Johansson 3. Borghini 4. ARMITSTEAD Elisabeth 5. Pooley

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  28. VSP PICKS: 1. Marianne Vos 2. Lizzie Armistead 3. Emma Johansson 4. Elisa Longo-Borghini 5. Emma Pooley

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  29. VSP PICKS: 1. Emma Johansson 2. Pauline Ferrand Prevot 3. Audrey Cordon 4. Marianne Vos 5. Ashleigh Moolman

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  30. VSP PICKS: 1. Vos 2. Armistead 3. Johannson 4. Prevot 5. Longho borghini

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  31. . VSP PICKS: 1. Vos 2. Johannson 3. Armitstead 4. Longo Borghini 5. Pieters

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  32. VSP PICKS: 1. Vos 2. Armistead 3. Johansson 4. Longo Borghini 5. Pooley

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  33. May the force be with you girls! VSP PICKS: 1. Vos 2. Johansson 3. Pooley 4. Armistead 5. Cromwell

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  34. Can’t bet against Vos VSP PICKS: 1. Vos 2. Armistead 3. Emma johansson 4. Prevot 5. Borghini

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  35. VSP PICKS: 1. Vos 2. Hausler 3. Johansson 4. De Vries 5. Armistead

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  36. being wide awake at 4am means i actually get my picks in VSP PICKS: 1. Ms Vos 2. Van der Breggen 3. E Johansson 4. P Ferrand Prevot 5. Thin Lizzie

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  37. VSP PICKS: 1. ARMITSTEAD Elizabeth 2. VOS Marianne 3. LONGHO BORGHINI Elisa 4. JOHANSSON Emma 5. POOLEY Emma

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  38. VSP PICKS: 1. Vos 2. Johansson 3. Armitstead 4. Van Der Breggen 5. Longo Borghini

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  39. 1 @lucinda_brand 2 @marianne_vos 3 @FERRANDPREVOT 4 Ratto 5 @AnnavdBreggen 6 @L_ArmiTstead 7 @emmaprocyclist

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  40. Great race if you want a lesson in how to smash it watch this , shelled from the group , Brand bridges back up , attacks again and TT’s it home, nice HD link here http://www.steephill.tv/players/youtube3/?title=On-Demand+Women's+Road+World+Cup+-++Plouay,+France&dashboard=&id=Z45MPP-a9Rk&yr=2014

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  41. Aaah….a week in deep dark Wales has handed me my second Delgado of the season. My only consollation is that I was on a bike riding!

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  42. @LeoTea takes the Ladies GP de Plouay, nice one mate!

    Final Race Results
    1. BRAND Lucinda
    2. VOS Marianne
    3. FERRAND PREVOT Pauline
    4. RATTO Rossella
    5. VAN DER BREGGEN Anna

    Final VSP Results
    1. LeoTea (6 points)
    2. Floridian (6 points)
    3. BoogieStudio22 (5 points)
    4. Geraint (5 points)
    5. freddy (3 points)
    6. the Engine (3 points)
    7. piwakawaka (3 points)
    8. dancollins (3 points)
    9. il muro di manayunk (3 points)
    10. ped (3 points)
    36. harminator (1 points)

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  43. @piwakawaka It was a great race. You beat me to posting the video link! Ride on. Julian

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  44. @Julian Winn everyone should at least click the UCI link to the race even if you don’t watch it, just to support the women.

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  45. @Julian Winn Julian Winn? Julian Winn?

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  46. @frank Have to admit, that was a total guess. Figured Lizzie might want to celebrate with a win, so stuck Vos in second. Had no clue about the other places. Couldn’t even find a link to the course profile, so didn’t know if it suited a sprinter like van der Breggen or Kirsten Wild. Stuck Tiffany Cromwell in 5th based purely on name recognition. Then saw her crop up on serveral other lists. Wasn’t sure if I had made a lucky guess, or if others were simply looking to see what the early entrants had picked (which I’ve never, ever done for any of the ladies VSP events…..) But hey, a win is a win is a win.

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  47. Delgado. This is a terrible VSP season for me.

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  48. @frank

    @LeoTea takes the Ladies GP de Plouay, nice one mate!

    Final Race Results
    1. BRAND Lucinda
    2. VOS Marianne
    3. FERRAND PREVOT Pauline
    4. RATTO Rossella
    5. VAN DER BREGGEN Anna

    Final VSP Results
    1. LeoTea (6 points)
    2. Floridian (6 points)
    3. BoogieStudio22 (5 points)
    4. Geraint (5 points)
    5. freddy (3 points)
    6. the Engine (3 points)
    7. piwakawaka (3 points)
    8. dancollins (3 points)
    9. il muro di manayunk (3 points)
    10. ped (3 points)
    36. harminator (1 points)

    Damn! Pipped on the line by the width of a tire!

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