Velominati Super Prestige: Grand Prix de Plouay-Bretagne 2013

Emma Pooley wins in 2010

Brittany is the kind of area that produces strong-minded and strong-bodied people; I’m looking at you, Jacques Anquetil and Bernard Hinault. It produces this type of person because that’s what windy farming land does to people. Brittany is also lumped full of short, steep hills, and we all know what that means: its a perfect place for a bike race.

The next installment of the Velominati Super Prestige is the Pro VVomen’s event of the larger Grand Prix Cycliste de Plouay. This is a route for a hardwoman who has some climbing punch. Vos is racing, which basically means that the one person who doesn’t pick her will win the event should she fail to cross the line first. But how likely is that? She is a monster of a racing machine, perhaps the most well-rounded racing Cyclist ever.

Check the start list, and roll the dice. Get your picks in by midnight on the 30th. Good luck.

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71 Replies to “Velominati Super Prestige: Grand Prix de Plouay-Bretagne 2013”

  1. Damn.  Cannot open the start list from work (website blocked) but these are my usual suspects of HARDwoMEN for these races!


    1. Vos
    2. Ellen Van Dijk
    3. Emma Johansson
    4. Armistead
    5. Longo Borghini


    1. Marianne Vos
    2. Emma Johansson
    3. Valentina Scandolara
    4. Anna Van Der Breggen
    5. Elisa Longo Borghini

  3. Should be a great race. Now only if we could find the internet feed….


    1. Vos is Boss
    2. Borghini
    3. Van Dijk
    4. Emma J
    5. GLAESSER Jasmin

  4. hey! Jacques Anquetil was a Normand (blond, descendant from the vikíngs): Never mix them with Bretons (black haired of keltic descent)!!!


    1. VOS Marianne
    2. JOHANSSON Emma
    3. DE VRIES Marijn
    4. ARMITSTEAD Lizzie
    5. PITEL Edwige

  6. The worlds are coming up for the women too right? What title will Marianne want the most?


    1. Guderzo
    2. “Hienrich” Hausler
    3. Gillow
    4. Stevens
    5. vos Boss


    1. Vos, marianne
    2. Bronzini, Giorgia
    3. Johansson, Emma
    4. Van Dijk
    5. Armistead

  8. Fuck it, I’ll roll the dice.


    1. Borghini
    2. Vos
    3. Van Dijk
    4. Johansson
    5. De Vries

  9. wingin’ it!


    1. Vos
    2. Johansson
    3. Longo Borghini
    4. Van Dijk
    5. Stevens

  10. VSP PICKS:

    1. Emma Johnansson
    2. Marianne Vos
    3. Evelyn Stevens
    4. Elizabeth Armitstead
    5. Tiffany Cromwell

  11. VSP PICKS:

    1. Marianne Vos
    2. Emma Johannson
    3. Rachel Neylan
    4. Marijn de Vries
    5. Evelyn Stevens

  12. VSP PICKS:

    2. Johannson EMMA
    3. Van Dijk
    5. Cromwell Tiffany

  13. VSP PICKS:

    1. Marianne Vos
    2. Emma Johnansson
    3. Ellen Van Dijk
    4. Elisa Longo Borghini
    5. Evelyn Stevens

  14. VSP PICKS:

    1. Vos
    2. Longo Borghini
    3. Johansson
    4. Carla Ryan
    5. Cantele

  15. I find that as the season progresses I am actually becoming less excited about womens cycling.  Why?  Because you cannot ever find out much about it.  The races are not televised, there is very very little on the internet in terms of views or discussion (unless I am missing some magical website) so what are we left with?

    A start list and a result with little or nothing in between.  I would love to get more in to womens cycling but the fact of the matter is with so little publicity even the most enthusiastic fan is struggling to get engaged in this.

    I can really understand why they feel so neglected!


    1. Van Dijk Chick
    2. De Vries
    3. Borghini
    4. The Voss Boss
    5. Even Stevens

  16. Hoping Elisa Longo Borghini is back on form after her injury.

    Pro Women’s Cycling: her take on the race, with clips of previous years and how to possibly stream the race on Saturday.


    1. Vos
    2. Johansson
    3. Van Dijk
    4. Van Der Breggen
    5. Longo Borghini

  17. VSP PICKS:

    1. Marianne VOS
    2. Elizabeth ARMITSTEAD
    3. Emma JOHANSSON
    4. Elisa BORGHINI
    5. Ellen VAN DIJK

  18. VSP PICKS:

    1. Van Dijk, E
    2. Bronzini, G
    3. Van Vleuten, A
    4. Longo Borghini, E
    5. Stevens, E

  19. VSP PICKS:

    1. JOHANSSON Emma
    2. VOS Marianne
    4. VAN DIJK Ellen
    5. ARMITSTEAD Lizzie

  20. VSP PICKS:

    1. Vos
    2. Evie Stevens
    3. Tiffany Cromwell
    4. De Vries
    5. Elisabeth Armitstead

  21. VSP PICKS:

    1. Tiffany Cromwell
    2. Evelyn Stevens
    3. Guderzo
    4. Emma Johansson
    5. Luperini

  22. Shots in the dark, but I need the points!  I’d love to find this streaming somewhere.


    1. Marianne Vos
    2. Emma Johansson
    3. Ellen Van Dijk
    4. Evelyn Stevens
    5. Lizzie Armitstead

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