Velominati Super Prestige: Giro Rosa 2014

Mara Abbott in pink 2013
Mara Abbott in pink 2013

Why are women’s races run concurrently with men’s races? I would get it if it was the women’s Tour de France, but I don’t get it when it is the women’s Giro in July. Since the Tour de Swiss there has been a lack of stage racing (in my TV watching schedule) and seemingly a perfect time to present a women’s stage race. What do I know? Evidently, not enough, but it is here and we should appreciate it, if it is properly covered, which it won’t be, because of the TOUR de FRANCE, FFS.

The 25th Giro Rosa  includes 953 km of racing from Caserta to Santuario Madonna del Ghisallo with starts around noon, every stage, how civilized. American Mara Abbott will be defending her 2013 victory. It was gained on her climbing ability, a skill Ms. Vos has but somehow could not match last year. To be racing in Italy in summer; everyone will be lining up their bikes for this stage race. I imagine the women will be enjoying La Dolce Vita more than the men of the Giro in May. My impression is the women race just as hard but have more fun throughout the days of a stage race.

Podium Café always has some good lead-in coverage for women’s racing here. A provisional start list complete with rider’s twitter and instagram accounts is here, the kids. As we all know, points scored for women’s VSP races count equally for the overall 2014 prizes. Prizes you ask?

  • First place overall wins a Veloforma Strada iR Velominati Edition frame in addition to the customary VSP winner’s VVorkshop Apron
  • Second place overall wins a set of hand built CR Wheelworks Arenberg wheelset in a custom Velominati paint scheme laced to orange Chris King hubs. (CR Wheelworks is Café Roubaix’s new wheel goods brand.)
  • Third place overall wins a full Velominati V-Kit with accompanying custom orange Bont Vaypor+ road shoes.

To be clear on the Delgado issue, the time clock on the VSP banner is it, not the actual start in Italy. Refresh your browser to make sure you are still in pre-delgado status.

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131 Replies to “Velominati Super Prestige: Giro Rosa 2014”

  1. VSP PICKS:

    1. VOS Marianne
    2. JOHANSSON Emma
    3. POOLEY Emma
    4. STEVENS Evelyn
    5. LUPERINI Fabiana

  2. VSP PICKS:

    1. Vos, Marianne
    2. Elisa Longo Borghini
    3. Mara Abbott
    4. Pauline Ferrand-Prevot
    5. Evie Stevie

  3. VSP PICKS:

    1. Marianne Vos
    2. Emma Johansson
    3. Emma Pooley
    4. Mara Abbott
    5. Tiffany Cromwell

  4. Didn’t know if this was gonna be opened in time or not.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Mara Abbott
    2. Marianne Vos
    3. Emma Pooley
    4. Emma Johansson
    5. Elisa Longo Borghini

  5. Fucked if I know!

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Vos
    2. Longo Borghini
    3. Mara Abbot
    4. E Stevens
    5. Pooley

  6. VSP PICKS:

    1. Marianne Vos
    2. Mara Abbott
    3. Pauline Ferrand-Prevot
    4. Evelyn Stevens
    5. Tiffany Cromwell

  7. thank you PCS

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Johannson
    2. Vos
    3. Van Dijk
    4. Bronzini
    5. Stevens

  8. VSP PICKS:

    1. Mara Abbott
    2. Pauline Ferrand-Prevot
    3. Emma Johansson
    4. Marianne Vos
    5. Emma Pooley

  9. VSP PICKS:

    1. Tatiana Guderzo
    2. Mara Abbot
    3. Marianne Vos
    4. Emma Pooley
    5. Emma Johannson

  10. VSP PICKS:

    1. Vos, Marianne
    2. Abbott, Mara
    3. Johansson, Emma
    4. Longo Borghini, Elisa
    5. Stevens, Evelyn

  11. VSP PICKS:

    1. Vos
    2. Tatiana Guderzo
    3. Mara Abbott
    4. Emma Johansson
    5. Elisa Borghini

  12. VSP PICKS:

    1. Vos the boss
    2. Emma pooley
    3. Emma Johansson
    4. Mara Abbott
    5. Valentina Bastianelli

  13. “take me doooowwwn in a blaze of gloorrraaaaayyyy…”

    VSP PICKS:

    1. ferrand prevot
    2. gillow
    3. claudia lichtenberg
    4. pooley
    5. vos

  14. Vos mentioned after the recent Emakumeen Euskal Bira that she kinda struggles on the longer climbs, but she now has some team mates that she can domestique for in those situations…there’s a lesson in that for Sky-bots perhaps.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Ferrand-Prevot
    2. Abbott
    3. Moolman
    4. Vos
    5. Guarnier

  15. VSP PICKS:

    1. Emma Johansson
    2. Marian Vos
    3. Emma Pooley
    4. Giorgia Bronzini
    5. Evelyn Stevens

  16. go ladies go!

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Vos
    2. Pooley
    3. Johansson
    4. Abbott
    5. Stevens

  17. My graphite ball reveals nothing… but at least there is no Delgado, and I like the name Emma.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Mara Abbott
    2. Marianne Vos
    3. Emma Pooley
    4. Emma Johansson
    5. Elisa Longo Borghini

  18. VSP PICKS:

    1. Marianne Vos
    2. Evelyn Stevens
    3. Claudia Lichtenberg
    4. Liz Armistead
    5. Tiffany Cromwell

  19. VSP PICKS:

    1. Marianne Vos
    2. Mara Abbott
    3. Claudia Lichtenberg
    4. Liz Armistead
    5. Tiffany Cromwell

  20. VSP PICKS:

    1. Emma Johansson
    2. Marianne Vos
    3. Mara Abbott
    4. Emma Pooley
    5. Tiffany Cromwell

  21. VSP PICKS:

    1. Ferrand Prevot, Pauline
    2. Abbott, Mara
    3. Vos, Marianne
    4. Johansson, Emma
    5. Pooley, Emma

  22. VSP PICKS:

    1. Johansson, Emma
    2. Abbott, Mara
    3. Vos, Marianne
    4. Stevens, Evelyn
    5. Ferrand-Prevot, Pauline

  23. Could be more than one Rabo Liv rider in the top 5, but it’s hard to leave out a rested Pooley who is starting show some reasonable form.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. M. Voss
    2. M. Abbott
    3. E. Johansson
    4. T. Guderzo
    5. E. Pooley

  24. VSP PICKS:

    1. Le Cannibelle (Vos)
    2. Heeeeeyyy Aaaaabbot!!!
    3. E.L. Borghini
    4. Evie would go.
    5. Gooderzo

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