Velominati Super Prestige: Trofeo Alfredo Binda 2014

Race of the Leather Toe Straps.
Race of the Leather Toe Straps.

This is the kick off of the VSP for women’s racing, though the women have already kicked it off with the Ronde van Drenthe in the Netherlands. Now it’s down to Northern Italy, Varese, by Lago Maggiore, but this is a climbers course, more in the mountains than by the lake. And yes, Sunday is also Gent-Wevelgem for women but Trofeo is part of the women’s World Cup so it is the race of choice (unless you are a sprinter who likes cobbles and wet Belgian weather).

If you fancy doing well in this year’s VSP then you had better be studying up on the women’s racing. Podiumcafé always has some well informed articles on women’s racing, in addition, velofocus is worth a visit. Last year’s winner was Elisa Longo Borghini. This year’s winner will have to be a strong climber, descender and if last week’s Milan-Sanremo’s weather was any indicator of anything, tough as nails.

If any well informed individual would like to submit a guest article on women’s professional racing in 2014, we, in the Velominati Super Bunker would be open to that. Lastly, we hate whiners, so if you get confused about your time zones and nap schedule, and miss placing your picks, Rule #5. Start list is here.

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207 Replies to “Velominati Super Prestige: Trofeo Alfredo Binda 2014”

  1. @Ron O.K. I apologise. I expressed myself clumsily. Like everyone here, I would like to spend more time on this site and learn more about being a Cyclist. My ‘Real Life’ reference was to all things outside of this virtual space, including striving to become a better Cyclist by riding my bike as much as possible, which mean there is less time to get involved here.. My point was (and is) that if people happen to get involved through the VSP picks catching their eye then maybe that should be welcomed as a way of continuing to find more Disciples. I had missed the fact that the winner of the Veloforma frame from last year had ridden off into the sunset. That seems like someone being impolite and inconsiderate.

    Mind you, riding off into the sunset on that beauty is a very attractive idea… I have absolutely f#ck all chance of winning anything – I would be better off employing the blindfold and pin method for my next picks.

  2. @San Tonio

    @ChrisO

    It was more in the spirit of the thing and the place when we were competing for token souvenirs than for real swag.

    I wouldn’t describe the VSP Champions Shop Apron as a token souvenir more like highly sought after trophy and in my case prized possession.

    That being said I don’t disagree with you but damn that Veloforma is one sweet ride.

    This might sound dumb, but then again I like the way dumb sounds sometimes. My brother-in-law, father-in-law (deceased) and myself have kept a puny silver cup as an annual competition to see who would take it each year. At the end of each hunting season the cup is handed over to the successive champion. The whole ridiculous race for the cup entertained every family holiday gathering and sparked exaggerated plans to win. I have been away from the “effort” to take the cup for 5 years (always cycling thru October), but the cup remains — and it waits for my return. Would be cool if there were an equally ridiculous (handmade) trophy for the VSP to hand to each year’s successor.

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