Velominati Super Prestige: Mens Omloop Het Volk (Nieuwsblad) 2015

The real Velominati VSP will not begin until La Primavera. Het Volk will be a one-off warm up for the big show, no points, just some bragging rights and a V-musette. All that time wasted watching “racing” in Qatar and Oman (sorry @ChrisO) will not be in vain. Every contender for Het Volk can still find some middle eastern wind driven sand in his shoes and all the riders who want to win the Ronde will be in Gent. Those who get shelled off the hellingen too soon will know they have their work cut out for them to make the Ronde start.

This race starts and ends in Ghent; 198 km of cold, wind, rain, climbs and cobbles. The weather may not suck for this Saturday but that’s OK, the wind and rain is being banked for Paris-Roubaix. A start list is here.

With equal doses of cobbles and climbs, Het Volk is the opening of the season for us who love the Spring Classics. Up until ten years ago, Belgians won this race, almost exclusively. Ten years ago no one was racing in Dubai as preparation. The Belgians were out there, in Belgium, armed with embrocation and the big ring, killing themselves all winter to come out strong when the bell was rung. The bell will be rung on Saturday, round one.

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115 Replies to “Velominati Super Prestige: Mens Omloop Het Volk (Nieuwsblad) 2015”

  1. VSP PICKS:

    1. Greg van Avermaet
    2. Sep Vanmarcke
    3. Ian Stannard
    4. Eddie Boss
    5. Zdenek Stybar

  2. VSP PICKS:

    1. Ian “The Grimace” Stannard
    2. Greg Van Avermaet
    3. Sep Vanmarcke
    4. Alexander Kristoff
    5. Edvald Boasson Hagen

  3. Woo Hoo! Let’s get the classic season going already, for Merckx sake!

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Kristoff, Alexander
    2. Van Avermaet, Greg
    3. Standard, Ian
    4. Boonen, Tom
    5. Boasson Hagen, Edvald

  4. VSP PICKS:

    1. Nikki Terpstra
    2. Greg Van Avermaet
    3. Ian Stannard
    4. Edvald Boasson Hagen
    5. Ian Stannard

  5. @VeloSix

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Nikki Terpstra
    2. Greg Van Avermaet
    3. Ian Stannard
    4. Edvald Boasson Hagen
    5. **Tom Boonen

    WTF happened there??

  6. VSP PICKS:

    1. Sep Vanmarke
    2. Greg Van Averrmaet
    3. NikiTerpstra
    4. Alexander Kristoff
    5. Edvald Boasson Hagen

  7. VSP PICKS:

    1. Kristoff, Alexander
    2. Greg Van Avermaet
    3. Nikki Terpstra
    4. Heinrich Haussler
    5. Tom Boonen

  8. I have been itching to start the VSP season!!!

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Sep Vanmarcke
    2. stannard
    3. kristoff
    4. terpstra
    5. van avermaet

  9. VSP PICKS:

    1. Fuck’in Wiggins
    2. Terpstra
    3. Stannard
    4. Boonen
    5. Greg Van Avermaet

  10. VSP PICKS:

    1. Alexander Kristoff
    2. Greg VanAvermaet
    3. Sep Venmarcke
    4. Tom Boonen
    5. Wiggins

  11. VSP PICKS:

    1. Boonen, Tom
    2. Vanmarkce, Sep
    3. Kristoff, Alexander
    4. Van Avermaet, Greg
    5. Vandenbergh, Stijn

  12. Kristoff loves bad weather and Greggy loves second.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Alexander Kristoff
    2. Greg Van Avermaet
    3. Arnaud Demare
    4. Eddie Boss
    5. Tom Boonen

  13. VSP PICKS:

    1. Alexander Kristoff
    2. Greg Van Avermaet
    3. Sep Vanmarcke
    4. Niki Terpstra
    5. Heinrich Haussler

  14. Better get warmed up for the VSP then!

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Nikki Terpstra
    2. Sep Vanmacke
    3. Ian Stannard
    4. Matthias Brandle
    5. Alexander Kristoff

  15. VSP PICKS:

    1. Niki Terpstra
    2. Greg Van Avermaet
    3. Sep Vanmarcke
    4. Johan Vansummeren
    5. Alexander Kristoff

  16. VSP PICKS:

    1. Vanmarcke, Sep
    2. Van Avermaet, Greg
    3. Kristoff, Alexander
    4. Terpstra, Niki
    5. Boonen, Tom

  17. VSP PICKS:

    1. Greg Van Avermaet
    2. Niki Terpstra
    3. Arnaud Demare
    4. Zdenek Stybar
    5. Stijn Vandenbergh

  18. VSP PICKS:

    1. Greg Van Avermeat
    2. Boonen
    3. Sep Vanmarcke
    4. Kristoff
    5. Phillip Gilbert

  19. another throw of the bones.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Stybar
    2. Terptra
    3. Kristoff
    4. Ender Wiggins
    5. Boonen

  20. I’ve been considering to stop lurking this site for months. I guess this is a good opportunity to start posting!

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Kristoff
    2. Van Avermaet
    3. Vanmarcke
    4. Boonen
    5. Stybar

  21. Eddy B-H  will be keen to re-ignite his career, so sadly derailed by his foray to Sky.

    Greggy V-A will always be 2nd.

    Wiggo and Tomeke will be involved, but not sure where

    Kristoff will win the filed sprint.  Again.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Eddy Boasson Hagen
    2. Greg Van Avermaet
    3. Wiggo
    4. Tomeke
    5. Alexander Kristoff

  22. VSP PICKS:

    1. N Terpstra
    2. G V Avermaet
    3. M Ladagnous
    4. P Ligthart
    5. J Drucker

  23. Back to back? Give it a go.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Stannard
    2. Vanmarcke
    3. G V Avermaet
    4. Kristoff
    5. Tomeke

  24. Shots in the dark.  I suffered through Qatar and Oman, but they’re no help here.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Niki Terpstra
    2. Alexander Kristoff
    3. Greg Van Avermaet
    4. Sylvain Chavanel
    5. Edvald Boasson Hagen

  25. VSP PICKS:

    1. Sep Venmarcke
    2. G V Avermaet
    3. Alexander Kristoff
    4. Tom Boonen
    5. Eddy Boasson Hagen

  26. Let’s chuck a kiwi in there!

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Sep Venmarcke
    2. G V Avermaet
    3. Alexander Kristoff
    4. Shane Archbold
    5. Eddy Boasson Hagen

  27. First time. Got to start somewhere.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Van Avermaet
    2. Vanmarcke
    3. Stannard
    4. Haussler
    5. EBH

  28. VSP PICKS:

    1. Alexander Kristoff
    2. Greg Van Avermaet
    3. Sep Vanmarcke
    4. Zed elk Stybar
    5. Pim Ligthart

  29. Wow, nice auto correct!

    VSP PICKS:

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    2. Greg Van Avermaet
    3. Sep Vanmarcke
    4. Zdenek Stybar
    5. Pim Ligthart

  30. VSP PICKS:

    1. Alexander Kristoff
    2. Tom Boonen
    3. Niki Terpstra
    4. Ian Stannard
    5. Sep Vanmarcke

  31. First time entering the VSP. This is going to be embarrassing for me…

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Greg Van Avermaet
    2. Sep Vanmarcke
    3. Alex Kristoff
    4. Tom Boonen
    5. Ian Stannard

  32. Tried to enter my picks in earlier but it didn’t take. Has UCI revoked my license?

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