Velominati Super Prestige: Women’s World Championship Road Race 2017

The Women’s road race has to be my favorite one-day road race after Paris-Roubaix and de Ronde van Vlaanderen. Those two races are obviously on a pedestal that no mortal race could ever hope to achieve.

But what I love about those classics is also what I love about the women’s road race: unpredictability. Set over a tough course, the girls are sure to make an interesting race around Bergen – especially with powerhouse riders like Mary V and Queen Lizzy being on the comeback trail and lacking some of their usual dominance.

So start your engines, check the start list, and good luck.

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38 Replies to “Velominati Super Prestige: Women’s World Championship Road Race 2017”

  1. I think either

    van der Breggen and van Vleuten could easily win and it would be nice to see van Vleuten do the double rainbow!

    VSP PICKS:

    1. van der Breggen
    2. van Vleuten
    3. Deignan
    4. Vos
    5. Hosking
  2. Dutch Domination

    Any chance the VSP points are

    going to be updated for the second half of the season?

     

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Anna ven Der Breggen
    2. Annemeik Van Vleuten
    3. Marianne Vos
    4. Coryn Rivera
    5. Elizabeth Deignan
  3. @RobSandy

    Ha! I wish, although the first year there are no prizes, I’m challenging!

    San Sebastian – Kwiatkowski, Dumoulin and Landa all in the wrong order.

  4. @JohnB

    A win is a win!

    I was about 7 points ahead before the TDF. I think I did ok there, probably scored about the same as you. I missed SS so you’ll have come back a bit there, possibly into the lead.

    I did pretty well on the Vuelta though (top 3 in the right order) so who knows now?

  5. @RobSandy

    Spookily enough I got the Vuelta top 3 in order too so still on your wheel. I had hoped for better from Betancur but crash injuries saw him off. That’ll be him ballooning in weight again!

     

  6. VSP PICKS:

    1. Anna van der Breggen
    2. Annemiek van Vleuten
    3. Coryn Rivera
    4. Elizabeth Deignan
    5. Marianne Vos
  7. @JohnB

    I’ve done some back-if-a-fag packet maths and I reckon I’m on about 180 points and you’re around 10 points behind. So still all to play for.

    I tried to work out who is 3rd but there are a lot of contenders. Think it might be dancollins.

  8. So the entire Dutch team could win this. Maybe they will ride away team time trial style with maybe an American on their wheel? Or a Brit? Or someone no one is talking about who can slip away with the win?

    VSP PICKS:

    1. VOS!
    2. Coryn Rivera
    3. Deignan
    4. Van Der Breggen
    5. Van Vleuten
  9. @RobSandy

    @JohnB

    I’ve done some back-if-a-fag packet maths and I reckon I’m on about 180 points and you’re around 10 points behind. So still all to play for.

    I tried to work out who is 3rd but there are a lot of contenders. Think it might be dancollins.

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    I commend your attention to the task. Smoking is bad for you though !

  10. Lizzie just had an operation to get her appendix removed. That’s arguably disadvantageous, but I theorise she just wanted to shed those few appendix grammes!

    Also I totally agree with @frank that women’s Worlds is one of the best races on the calendar.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Van Der Breggen
    2. Ferrand-Prevot
    3. Van Vleuten
    4. Hosking
    5. Deignan
  11. To the divine Ms Vos, forgve me for putting you in 4th. Prove me wrong!’

    Rivera rode TOAD in my wee home town of

    West Bend, WI this summer. That’s reason enough for me to put her #1.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Rivera
    2. Deignan
    3. van der Breggen
    4. d”hooore
    5. Vos
  12. I have pretty much delgadoed most of the VSP season…

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Van Vleuten
    2. Van der Breggen
    3. Guarnier
    4. Rivera, Coryn
    5. D’Hoore
  13. @wiscot

    To the divine Ms Vos, forgve me for putting you in 4th. Prove me wrong!’

    Rivera rode TOAD in my wee home town of

    West Bend, WI this summer. That’s reason enough for me to put her #1.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Rivera
    2. Deignan
    3. van der Breggen
    4. d”hooore
    5. Vos
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    That would be 4th as in 5 – Vos? I guess it could be 4th Runner Up?

  14. Well, I am excited.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Anna van der Breggen
    2. Annemiek van Vleuten
    3. Roarin’ Coryn Rivera
    4. The divine Ms. M. Vos
    5. Post-op Lizzie D.
  15. Great to see that the new Women’s Elite Road Race Champion adheres to Rule #13. The V is clearly with her.

    Kudos to Ms. Blaak and to her teammates. The Cycling news feed reported that Van der Breggen and Van Vlueten controlled the pack to ensure a Dutch World Championship. That has to be tough for the two biggest favorites but is great teamwork.

    Chapeau to the Dutch women’s team!

     

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