Velominati Super Prestige: Womens Liege-Bastogne Liege 2017

The Ardennes Triple is something that hasn’t been won very often by male riders, and no woman has ever accomplished it. Mostly because until this year, it hasn’t existed. While Amstel Gold and La Fleche both held Women’s events, Liege has only just got on the program. (We are waiting for you, Milan Sanremo, Paris-Roubaix and il Giro di Lombardia.)

Women’s racing has always been something we’ve worked to support, most actively when we included the full women’s race calendar in the VSP for the first time in 2012. I’m not sure what the VSP has done for Women’s racing exposure, if anything, but it certainly has helped those of us who participate in the VSP gain more awareness of how the women’s field is made up beyond the big and obvious names. And for those participants who have taken the time to do the research, it has made the difference in who wins the VSP overall and who doesn’t.

I’m thrilled to see such a major race take on a Women’s event, and I can’t wait to see Anna VDB take the first triple. And remember the obvious variation of Rule #47: Don’t ride triples, win triples.

Get your picks in, study the start list once it surfaces, and good luck!

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86 Replies to “Velominati Super Prestige: Womens Liege-Bastogne Liege 2017”

  1. VSP PICKS:

    1. Anna van der Breggen
    2. Kasia Niewiadoma
    3. Annemiek van Vleuten
    4. Lizzie Deignan
    5. Elisa Longo Borghini
  2. Here we go! One more dance with Anna Van der Breggen first on my dance card!

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Anna Van der Breggen
    2. Annamiek van Vleuten
    3. Niewiadoma
    4. Deignan
    5. Moulman-Pasio
  3. Dartboard…darts…go…

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Van der Breggen
    2. Deignan
    3. Newiadoma
    4. Van Vleuten
    5. Longo Borghini
  4. VSP PICKS:

    1. Anna van der Breggen
    2. Kasia Niewiadoma
    3. Lizzie Deignan
    4. Annemiek van Vleuten
    5. Elisa Longo Borghini
  5. 100% and 10-4 agree to supporting women’s racing ! I love it. And, for some REAL podium girls:

    These young ladies raced 13-14 Jr’s before jumping in to the women’s cat 3/4. They’re strong. And I know for a fact the young lady standing on 2nd loves nothing more than watching me suffer trying to keep up with her up a hill. So not only strong, but have that killer, want to crush souls, kinda competitive attitude. It’s awesome. The young ladies on 1 and 3 race for a team that’s been supporting women’s junior cycling for long time. Great stuff. Can we only imagine the ladies racing the Arenberg hey? Let’s hope it’s reality sooner rather than later. Cheers all.

  6. History in the making!

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Anna Van Der Breggen
    2. Katarzyna Niewiadoma
    3. Annemiek Van Vleuten
    4. Elisa Longo Borghini
    5. Coryn Rivera
  7. VSP PICKS:

    1. Anna van der Breggen
    2. Lizzie Deignen
    3. Annemiek van Vleuten
    4. Ashleigh Moolman Pasio
    5. Longo Borghini
  8. well .. I can’t do nothing but support vd Breggen towards the triple .. pure class she has

  9. Is it too early to joke about that horrific crash in the Olympic Road Race?

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Anna VDB
    2. Queen Lizzie
    3. Annemiek van Faceplanting
    4. New Madonna
    5. Moolman
  10. VSP PICKS:

    1. Anna van Der Breggen
    2. Elizabeth Deignan
    3. Elisa Longo Borghini
    4. Katarzyna Niewiadoma
    5. Annemiek van Vleuten
  11. VSP PICKS:

    1. Anna van der Breggen
    2. Elizabeth Deignan
    3. Katarzyna Niewiadoma
    4. Elisa Longo Borghini
    5. Coryn Rivera
  12. Seems not sure that Rivera is riding……..so a quick sub

    VSP PICKS:

    1. van Vleuten
    2. Newiadoma
    3. van der Breggen
    4. Deignan
    5. Borghini
  13. Rivera listed as a substitute for Sunweb…? Borghini coming back from mystery illness after Fleche Wallonne…?

    Hmm there might be a few late changes to these tips but one thing will remain AVDB FTW!

    VSP PICKS:

    1. van der Breggen
    2. Deignan
    3. Niewiadoma
    4. van Vleuten
    5. Moolman-Pasio
  14. @frank

    That’s a, Come on man ! I wouldn’t joke about that at all. But, seeing as how she can probably kick your a**, and for sure on a bike, well then… It’s not like you’re joking on someone that’s down.

    Seriously, if ya follow her on Strava she’s looking to be having a lot of fun and no doubt her racing is very strong. I’m having a blast watching her and cheering for her. So, thankfully it would sure appear she’s had great recovery from what was a horrific crash and image in that race.

    I’d love to see her win.

     

  15. here’s hoping for a better result than Fleche!

    VSP PICKS:

    1. van der breggen
    2. deignan
    3. van vleuten
    4. moolman
    5. Niewiadoma
  16. Payback time for Lizzie

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Deignan
    2. Van der Breggen
    3. Borghini
    4. Van Vleuten
    5. Rivera
  17. Mostly same girls

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Van der Breggan
    2. Niewiadoma
    3. Deignan
    4. Van Vleuten
    5. Borghini
  18. VSP PICKS:

    1. Anna Van Der Breggen
    2. Annemiek Van Vleuten
    3. Elizabeth Deignan
    4. Katarzyna Niewiadoma
    5. Pauline Ferrand-Prevot
  19. VSP PICKS:

    1. A. van der Breggen
    2. K. Niewiadoma
    3. A. van Vleuten
    4. E. Deignan-Armitstead
    5. E. Longo Borghini
  20. VSP PICKS:

    1. Anna van Der Breggen
    2. Lizzie Deignan
    3. Kasia Niewiadoma
    4. Ellen van Dijk
    5. Elisa Longo Borghini
  21. VSP PICKS:

    1. Anna Van Der Breggen
    2. Lizzie Deignan
    3. Kasia Niewiadoma
    4. Annemiek van Vleuten
    5. Elisa Longo Borghini
  22. VSP PICKS:

    1. VAN DER BREGGEN Anna
    2. RIVERA Coryn
    3. VAN VLEUTEN Annemiek
    4. DEIGNAN Elizabeth
    5. LONGO BORGHINI Elisa
  23. VSP PICKS:

    1. Anna Van Der Breggen
    2. Lizzie Deignen
    3. Annemiek van Vleuten
    4. Kasia Niewiadoma
    5. Marianne Vos
  24. VSP PICKS:

    1. van der BREGGEN Anna
    2. NIEWIADOMA Katarzyna
    3. van VLEUTEN Annemiek
    4. DEIGNAN Elizabeth
    5. MOOLMAN-PASIO Ashleigh
  25. the same bunch that have dominated the other two. AvdB for the triple

    VSP PICKS:

    1. AvdB
    2. Where’s Lizzy
    3. van Vleuten
    4. Niewiadoma
    5. Borghini

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