# Velominati Super Prestige: Trofeo Alfredo Binda 2014

This is the kick off of the VSP for women’s racing, though the women have already kicked it off with the Ronde van Drenthe in the Netherlands. Now it’s down to Northern Italy, Varese, by Lago Maggiore, but this is a climbers course, more in the mountains than by the lake. And yes, Sunday is also Gent-Wevelgem for women but Trofeo is part of the women’s World Cup so it is the race of choice (unless you are a sprinter who likes cobbles and wet Belgian weather).

If you fancy doing well in this year’s VSP then you had better be studying up on the women’s racing. Podiumcafé always has some well informed articles on women’s racing, in addition, velofocus is worth a visit. Last year’s winner was Elisa Longo Borghini. This year’s winner will have to be a strong climber, descender and if last week’s Milan-Sanremo’s weather was any indicator of anything, tough as nails.

If any well informed individual would like to submit a guest article on women’s professional racing in 2014, we, in the Velominati Super Bunker would be open to that. Lastly, we hate whiners, so if you get confused about your time zones and nap schedule, and miss placing your picks, Rule #5. Start list is here.

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Here’s my attempt at “a shot in the dark”

VSP PICKS:

1. Emma Johansson

2. Lizzie Armistead

3. Anna van der Breggen

4. Elisa Longo Borghini

5. Ellen van Dijk

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VSP PICKS:

1. JOHANSSON Emma

2. SPRATT Amanda

3. ARMITSTEAD Elizabeth

4. LONGO BORGHINI Elisa

5. VAN VLEUTEN Annemiek

VSP PICKS:

1. Lizzie Armistead

2. Emma Pooley

3. Emma Johansson

4. Elisa Longo Borghini

5. Marijn De Vries

VSP PICKS:

1. Emma Johannson

2. Longo Borghini

3. Even Stevens

4. Van Dijk

5. Bronzini

VSP PICKS:

1. Vos

2. Borghini

3. Johannson

4. Bronzini

5. Pieters

VSP PICKS:

1. Borghini

2. Armitstead

3. Vos

4. Johansson

5. Bronzini

my picks

VSP PICKS:

1. Evelyn Stevens

2. Emma Johansson

3. Ellen VanDijk

4. Amy Pieters

5. Elisa Longo Borghini

VSP PICKS:

1. Johansson

2. Armitstead

3. VanDijk

4. Gunnewlik

5. Pooley

Complete f’ing guess, I couldn’t get the start list to load.

VSP PICKS:

1. E. Stevens

2. Armitstead

3. Emma Johnasson

4. Borghini

5. Van Dijk

VSP PICKS:

1. E. Stevens

2. Vos

3. Johansson

4. Armitstead

5. Pooley

VSP PICKS:

1. Van Djik

2. Pieters

3. Stevens

4. Carlee Taylor

5. Armistead

This is happens when you try to hold Vos’s’s’s’s’s wheel GOING UPHILL at the Trofeo.

VSP PICKS:

1. Longo Borghini, Elisa

2. Armistead, Elisabeth

3. Bronzini, Giorgia

4. Van der Breggen, Anna

5. Johansson, Emma

VSP PICKS:

1. M Voss

2. E Armitstead

3. E Johansson

4. E Pooley

5. E Stevens

Todays picks brought to you by the letter E.

As good a system as any other I’ve got.

VSP PICKS:

1. Emma Johansson

2. Ellen Van Dijk

3. Emma Pooley

4. Evelyn Stevens

5. Elizabeth Armitstead

VSP PICKS:

1. Moolman

2. Johansson

3. Longo Borghini

4. Van Vleuten

5. Van Dijk

VSP PICKS:

1. Armitstead

2. Gunnewijk

3. Longo Borghini

4. Van Dijk, Ellen

5. Pieters, Amy

Can’t do any worse than last week

VSP PICKS:

1. Emma Johansson

2. Longo Borghini

3. Ellen Van Dijk

4. Evelyn Stevens

5. Lizzie Armistead

VSP PICKS:

1. Lizzie Armitstead

2. Anna van der Breggen

3. Elisa Longo Borghini

4. Emma Johansson

5. Ellen Van Dijk

VSP PICKS:

1. Emma Pooley

2. Elisa Longo Borghini

3. Lizzie ArmiTstead

4. Ellen Van Dijk

5. Emma Johansson

VSP PICKS:

1. Pooley

2. Longo Borghini

3. Johannson

4. Armistead

5. Cromwell

VSP PICKS:

1. Emma Johansson

2. Ellen Van Dijk

3. Elizabeth Armitstead

4. Elisa Longo Borghini

5. Anna Van Der Breggen

VSP PICKS:

1. Johansdon

2. Stevens

3. Armistead

4. Pooley

5. Vos

VSP PICKS:

1. Rossella Ratto

2. Elisa Longo Borghini

3. Vos

4. van Dijk

5. Armistead

VSP PICKS:

1. Emma Johansson

2. Elisa Longo Borghini

3. Ashleigh Moolman

4. Annemiek Van Vleuten

5. Rosella Ratto

NFI:

VSP PICKS:

1. Armistead

2. Vos

3. Borghini

4. Moolman

5. Van Dijk

VSP PICKS:

1. Moolman

2. Johansson

3. Longo Borghini

4. Van Vleuten, Annemiek

5. Van Dijk

VSP PICKS:

1. Amy Pieters

2. Lizzy Armistead

3. Emma Johansson

4. Ellen Van Dijk

5. Giorgia Bronzini

VSP PICKS:

1. Vos

2. Armistead

3. Johannson

4. Borghini

5. Pooley

VSP PICKS:

1. Ana Sanchis

2. Longo Borghini

3. Armistead

4. Evie Stevens

5. Johansson

VSP PICKS:

1. Elisa Longo Borghini

2. Ellen van Dijk

3. Emma johansson

4. Lizzy Armistead

5. Amy Pieters

VSP PICKS:

1. E. Johansson

2. E. Armitstead

3. T. Worrack

4. A. van Vleuten

5. E. Longo Borghini

VSP PICKS:

1. E Johansson

2. E Longo Borghini

3. T Cromwell

4. E Van Djik

5. E Armitstead

VSP PICKS:

1. Van dijk

2. Armitstead

3. Longo Borghini

4. Johansson

5. Pieters

As I am completely oblivious, I’ll resort to picking dutchees again. Too bad they won’t all be colored orange.

VSP PICKS:

1. van Vleuten

2. Johansson

3. van Dijk

4. Armitstead

5. Pieters

VSP PICKS:

1. Johansson

2. Cromwell

3. Van Dijk

4. Armitstead

5. Pooley

VSP PICKS:

1. Elisa Longo Borghini

2. Emma Johansson

3. Eleonora Van Dijk

4. Giorgia Bronzini

5. Loes Gunnewijk

VSP PICKS:

1. Johansson

2. Vos

3. Van Dijk

4. Longo Borghini

5. Ratto

Flying blind sadly, note to self, school up on womens racing

VSP PICKS:

1. Longo Borghini

2. Bronzini

3. Johansson

4. Stevens

5. van Dijk

VSP PICKS:

1. PIETERS Amy

2. BARKER Elinor

3. ARMITSTEAD Elisabeth

4. JOHANSSON Emma

5. BRENNAUER Lisa

Remarkably few picks for Vos to win this one – does everybody know something that I don’t or is this a new move to pick anyone but Vos in the hope of scoring big?

VSP PICKS:

1. Vos

2. Gunnewijk

3. Armitstead

4. Borghini

5. Johannsen

@Fausto Scroll up. Trofeo website explains that she is holding out to return 2015.

VSP PICKS:

1. Stevens

2. Borghini

3. Van Dijk

4. Johannson

5. Armistead

VSP PICKS:

1. Johannson

2. Borghini

3. Stevens

4. van Dijk

5. Bronzini

VSP PICKS:

1. Johansson

2. Borghini

3. van Dijk

4. Stevens

5. van der Breggen

Hmm… Difficult

VSP PICKS:

1. Emma johannson

2. Ellen van Dijk

3. Ashleigh Moolman

4. Annemiek van Vleuten

5. elisa longo borghini

Vos!

VSP PICKS:

1. Vos

2. Stevens

3. Van Dijk

4. Armistead

5. Johansson