Velominati Super Prestige: Trofeo Alfredo Binda 2014

Race of the Leather Toe Straps.
Race of the Leather Toe Straps.

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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207 Replies to “Velominati Super Prestige: Trofeo Alfredo Binda 2014”

  1. Hmm, thinking the cold-weather bred racers will have a better chance than southern hemisphere riders.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Johnsen, C.G.
    2. Armitstead
    3. Borghini
    4. Biornsrud
    5. Van Der Breggen

  2. VSP PICKS:

    1. Pieters, Amy
    2. Borghini, Elisa Longo
    3. Armitstead, Elizabeth
    4. Johansson, Emma
    5. Olds, Shelley

  3. VSP PICKS:

    1. Borghini
    2. Johansson
    3. van Dijk
    4. Armitstead
    5. Pieters

  4. VSP PICKS:

    1. Lizzie Armistead
    2. Marianne Vos
    3. Evelyn Stevens
    4. Elisa Longoria Borghini
    5. Eleonora Van Dijk

  5. @frank, picks are in the VSP slots, tried to post with no comment, was told to comment, so added Boom! Picks still haven’t shown up?

    1. Pieters, 2. Barker, 3. Armitstead, 4. Johansson, 5. Brennauer, don’t want to miss out.

  6. Very blind and not a lot of help out there

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Johanson
    2. Armistead
    3. Garfoot
    4. Aubrey
    5. Spratt

  7. VSP PICKS:

    1. Emma Johansson
    2. Ellen van Dijk
    3. Annemiek van Vleuten
    4. Elisa Longo Borghini
    5. Lizzie Armitstead

  8. VSP PICKS:

    1. LONGO BORGHINI Elisa
    2. JOHANSSON Emma
    3. VAN DIJK Ellen
    4. NIEWIADOMA Katarzyna
    5. BRONZINI Giorgia

  9. VSP PICKS:

    1. Johannson
    2. Van Dijk
    3. Bronzini
    4. Stevens
    5. Longo Borghini

  10. VSP PICKS:

    1. Emma Johansson
    2. Borghini
    3. Lizzie Armitstead
    4. BRONZINI
    5. Van Dijk

  11. VSP PICKS:

    1. Lizzie Armistead
    2. Anna van der Breggen
    3. Elisa Longo Borghini
    4. Ashleigh Moolman
    5. Emma Johansson

  12. VSP PICKS:

    1. Elisa Longo Borghini
    2. Emma Johansson
    3. Dani King
    4. Lisa Brennauer
    5. Annemiek Van Vleuten

  13. VSP PICKS:

    1. Jahansson
    2. Borghini
    3. Bronzini
    4. Van dijk
    5. Armitstead

  14. VSP PICKS:

    1. Johansson
    2. Longo Borghini
    3. Armitstead
    4. Stevens
    5. Van Der Breggen

  15. Nary a clue…

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Armistead
    2. Johansson
    3. Van Dijk
    4. Vos
    5. Pooley

  16. Bring me points, ladies

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Vos
    2. Borghini
    3. Armistead
    4. Amy Pieters
    5. Emma Johansson

  17. VSP PICKS:

    1. Johansson
    2. E Van Dijk
    3. Borghini
    4. Cromwell
    5. Moolman

  18. Hard to look past Longo Borghini riding on home roads.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. E. Long Borghini
    2. E. Johansson
    3. A. Van Vleuten
    4. M. De Vries
    5. L. Brennauer

  19. VSP PICKS:

    1. LONGO BORGHINI, Elisa
    2. JOHANSSON, Emma
    3. STEVENS, Evelyn
    4. VAN DIJK, Ellen
    5. BRONZINI, Giorgia

  20. VSP PICKS:

    1. Armistead
    2. Van der Breggen
    3. Emma Johansson
    4. Pieters
    5. Chantal Blaack

  21. VSP PICKS:

    1. Marianne Vos
    2. Emma Johnasson
    3. Lizzie Armitstead
    4. Evelyn Stevens
    5. Anna van der Breggen

  22. VSP PICKS:

    1. Johansson, E
    2. Longo Borghini, E
    3. van Dijk, E
    4. van der Breggen, A
    5. Bronzini, G

  23. VSP PICKS:

    1. Emma Johansson
    2. Elizabeth Armitstead
    3. Evelyn Stevens
    4. Ashleigh Moolman Pasio
    5. Giorgia Bronzini

  24. Just a moment to give a shoutout to the keepers. I never paid any attention to women’s racing until women’s VSP last season. After realizing I had no clue about women’s racing I watched the women’s worlds and thought it was entertaining as hell. Have been watching it whenever I can now (which is admittedly rarely) and it’s seriously good racing. You could make a decent case moreso than men. I think because teams are smaller and the discrepancy in quality between the big riders and the domestiques is larger? Anyways, cheers for turning me onto it.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Armistead
    2. Longo Borghini
    3. Worrack
    4. Van Dijk
    5. Johansson

  25. VSP PICKS:

    1. Emma Johansson
    2. Anna Van Der Breggen
    3. Ellen Van Dijk
    4. Elisa Longo Borghini
    5. Elizabeth Armitstead

  26. I deserve no points. Like last year, I know jack squat about women’s racing, except they all look outstanding in lycra and crushing a bike.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Anna Van Der Breggen
    2. van Dijk
    3. Borghini
    4. Tatiana Guderzo
    5. Emma Johansson

  27. This is even more of a crap shoot…

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Longo Borghini
    2. Vos
    3. Stevens
    4. Johansson
    5. Armitstead

  28. VSP PICKS:

    1. Vos
    2. Borghini
    3. van Dijk
    4. Anna Van Der Breggen
    5. Armitstead

  29. Quick little switcheroo…

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Armitstead
    2. Longo Borghini
    3. Cromwell
    4. Olds-Evans
    5. Johansson

  30. For those that are pleading ignorance, the UCI has a pretty reasonable recap of the first World Cup race up on their youtube channel. Go have a look-see before you miss the time cut.

  31. VSP PICKS:

    1. Borghini
    2. Armistead
    3. Johansson
    4. Stevens
    5. Bronzini

  32. There’s a startlist here that says Vos is starting, so who knows?  http://www.trofeobinda.com/images/2014/entry%20list%20trofeo%20binda.pdf

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Vos
    2. Longo-Borghini
    3. Johansson
    4. Stevens
    5. Guderzo

  33. VSP PICKS:

    1. E Armistead
    2. M Vos
    3. E Stevens
    4. E Van Dijk
    5. E L Borghini

  34. No. I didn’t pick them cause their names started with the letter “E”.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Lizzie Armitstead
    2. Elisa Longo Borghini
    3. Emma Johansson
    4. Evelyn Stevens
    5. Ellen Van Dijk

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