Velominati Super Prestige: VVomen’s Chrono des Nations 2013

Neben kills it in the 2012 edition.
Neben kills it in the 2012 edition.

In the days of Anquetil, this was considered the most prestigious individual time trial on the calendar, and he made his name early by winning the event as an amateur at 19. It was also 100km in length, which brings up the point that maybe everyone in our generation should be banned from ever breathing the phrase, “Rule #5”.

These days, there is an actual Worlds ITT, but that doesn’t mean we can’t love this race. The women also get to play in deep end of the pool and although the route is a lot shorter, its still a time trail and time trails mean pain; there’s something to love about that.

Hurry and get your picks in; not a lot of time as we almost delgado’d the last VSP of the year after having our brains melted by Greg LeMond referring to himself casually as a Velominatus.

[vsp_results id=”27673″/]

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72 Replies to “Velominati Super Prestige: VVomen’s Chrono des Nations 2013”

  1. Merckx damn it! Got side tracked by cow wrapped in pork on the BBQ and IPA last night. Ah well…………..

  2. @eenies

    @Buck Rogers

    @eenies

    @DCR

    After looking at the start list on the official site I’m changing my picks.

    http://www.chronodesnations.com/19-liste-des-engages

    VSP PICKS:

    1. neben
    2. zabelinskaia
    3. tetrick
    4. shaw
    5. pitel

    You are changing your picks based on a link to the 2013 race?

    Have another drink, mate!

    I had plenty already with that cheeky wee bottle of red. Maybe I should stick to IPA in the future.

    Ha!  With the red wine for dinner that CannuckChuck brought, then 3 different scotches, 3 different bourbons and the wheat whiskey that MJ brought, I was SPINNING for hours last night!

    T-38 minutes ’til roll out!  Espresso machine brewing overtime!  Thanks for the Beans, Steamy!!!

  3. 1
    28
    Solovey Hanna
    Ukraine team
    00h28’24 “740
    00h00’00 “00

    2
    3
    Alison Tetrick
    Exergy TWENTY 16
    00h29’07 “890
    00h00’43 “00

    3
    30
    Elisa Longo Borghini
    Hitec
    00h29’23 “760
    00h00’59 “00

    4
    2
    Olga Zabelinskaia
    RUSVELO
    00h29’25 “060
    00h01’01 “00

    5
    6
    Edwige Pitel
    SC Michela Fanini
    00h29’29 “430
    00h01’05 “00

  4. @strathlubnaig

    @JohnB

    1st VSP for me comes to a close. Ok start, average middle, 1 point an event at the end. Here’s to bettering mid table obscurity in 2014. It’s been fun.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Amber Neben
    2. Olga Zabelinskaia
    3. Elisa Longo Borghini
    4. Melodie Lesueur
    5. Julia Shaw

    130 pts so far, not too shabby, loon, just ahead of my 124 pts, but the important thing is we both came ahead of @The Engine

    S’ok I Delgadoed for the first time this year – still recovering from my message from LeMan

  5. @strathlubnaig

    couple of sweaty socks in the mix just for laughs.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Neben
    2. Zabelinskaya
    3. Longo Borghini
    4. Burgess
    5. Turvey

    I had both the Scots in my first picks too but the desire to try to score some points took over! Even though she’s a triathlete Turvey is handy in a TT and way better than Jay.

  6. Massive congratulations to @dancollins for taking the 2013 VSP in style by winning the final event of the season.

    Final Race Results
    1. SOLOVEY Hanna
    2. TETRICK Alison
    3. LONGO BORGHINI Elisa
    4. ZABELINSKAYA Olga
    5. PITEL Edwige
    Final VSP Results
    1. dancollins (8 points)
    2. Nate (6 points)
    3. Heihachi (6 points)
    4. VeloVita (6 points)
    5. girl (6 points)
    6. JohnB (5 points)
    7. sthilzy (5 points)
    8. strathlubnaig (5 points)
    9. zeitzmar (5 points)
    10. Buck Rogers (4 points)
    11. starclimber (4 points)
    12. CanuckChuck (4 points)
    13. Skip (3 points)
    14. xyxax (3 points)
    15. freddy (3 points)
    16. anotherdownunder (3 points)
    17. plynie (2 points)
    18. Bianchi Denti (2 points)
    19. DCR (2 points)
    20. meursault (2 points)
    21. TOM.NELS2120 (2 points)
    22. Ron (2 points)
    23. Mikael Liddy (2 points)
    24. Lukas (2 points)
    25. harminator (2 points)
    26. ramenvelo (2 points)
    27. Chica (2 points)
    28. eightzero (1 points)
    29. Steampunk (1 points)
    30. mouse (1 points)
    31. eenies (1 points)
    32. Adrian (1 points)
    33. moondance (1 points)
    34. Sauterelle (0 points)
    35. Rigid (0 points)

    And the final GC for this year’s series is as follows:

    [vsp_gc year=”2013″/]

    @dancollins, we’ll be in touch regarding your apron!

  7. Frank: Thanks to you and the Keepers for running such a great site and doing all you do for the VSP. I am already looking forward to next year’s Het Nieuwsblad (or maybe the Tour Downunder?). Definitely will have withdrawal. Even the Packers don’t cut it for me here in Wisconsin! Reading Half Man, Half Bike and really enjoying it right now. Thanks again. Dan

  8. Whew, I’m glad that my Delgado in the last race of the VSP season didn’t cost me my top 10 place.  Many thanks to the Keepers for hosting the VSP, and I’m also of the opinion that the VSP having ladies’ races in it helped me to form a broader perspective on bike racing and gain knowledge of the women’s field.  Chapeau!

  9. @dancollins

    Frank: Thanks to you and the Keepers for running such a great site and doing all you do for the VSP. I am already looking forward to next year’s Het Nieuwsblad (or maybe the Tour Downunder?). Definitely will have withdrawal. Even the Packers don’t cut it for me here in Wisconsin! Reading Half Man, Half Bike and really enjoying it right now. Thanks again. Dan

    Congratulations. You smashed us on the last stage, even though you had the VSP in the bag. The Prophet would be proud.

  10. @dancollins Chapeau Sir, Congratulations on your well deserved victory. I’m sure you will do us proud with the illustrious velominati shop apron.

  11. @Gianni hey Gianni, was riding with Shane on Saturday & he couldn’t speak highly enough of the unofficial tour guide role you played when he was over earlier in the year.

  12. @Gianni – agree with your comments and well played @dancollins.

    @Gianni – do you need an address for our “special guest” to be sent to ?

    My email go lost in translation

    Cheers

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