Velominati Super Prestige: VVomen’s Chrono des Nations 2013

Neben kills it in the 2012 edition.
Neben kills it in the 2012 edition.

In the days of Anquetil, this was considered the most prestigious individual time trial on the calendar, and he made his name early by winning the event as an amateur at 19. It was also 100km in length, which brings up the point that maybe everyone in our generation should be banned from ever breathing the phrase, “Rule #5”.

These days, there is an actual Worlds ITT, but that doesn’t mean we can’t love this race. The women also get to play in deep end of the pool and although the route is a lot shorter, its still a time trail and time trails mean pain; there’s something to love about that.

Hurry and get your picks in; not a lot of time as we almost delgado’d the last VSP of the year after having our brains melted by Greg LeMond referring to himself casually as a Velominatus.

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72 Replies to “Velominati Super Prestige: VVomen’s Chrono des Nations 2013”

  1. Closing the curtain on another VSP.  THANKS Keepers, you guys have been awesome!

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Amber Nuben
    2. Olga Zabelinskaia
    3. Alison Tetrick
    4. Jeannie Longo
    5. Edwide Pitel

  2. @eightzero

    Not a big field.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. VAN DIJK Ellen
    2. ZABELINSKAYA Olga
    3. GILLOW Shara
    4. SIMMONS Hayley
    5. RITTER Martina

    I know that cycling news has her listed as the favorite but she was not on the start list that I found.  Is she really riding?

  3. Wow, Cycling Fans and Cycling Fever have completely different start lists for the 2013 Chronos.

  4. @Gianni

    HELLO! He said Greg LeMan referred to himself as a Velominatus. Are you people paying attention here?

    I was half asleep this morning and I caught it on FB. Pretty amazing. Makes me proud to be part of this community

  5. VSP PICKS:

    1. Amber Neben
    2. Olga Zabelinskaia
    3. Jeannie Longo
    4. Elodie Rival
    5. Alison Tetrick

  6. Seems to be multiple start lists, depending where you look. So it’s a crap shoot.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Olga Zabalinskaya
    2. Patricia Schwager
    3. Edwige Pitel
    4. Liesbeth de Vocht
    5. Fanny Leleu

  7. Let’s see what happens…

    VSP PICKS:

    1. dijk
    2. zabelinskaia
    3. neben
    4. small
    5. ritter

  8. 1st VSP for me comes to a close. Ok start, average middle, 1 point an event at the end. Here’s to bettering mid table obscurity in 2014. It’s been fun.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Amber Neben
    2. Olga Zabelinskaia
    3. Elisa Longo Borghini
    4. Melodie Lesueur
    5. Julia Shaw

  9. I really have no idea here.  Went with the last one because my daughter’s name is Taryn.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Amber Neben
    2. Doris Schweizer
    3. Ellen Van Dijk
    4. Lisa Brennauer
    5. Taryn Heather

  10. Ignoring the form chart at my peril. I’d love to see Longo win, if only because we’re similarly geriatric.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Longo Borghini
    2. Pitel
    3. Neben
    4. Zabelinskaia
    5. Longo

  11. Go Bridie!!

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Neben
    2. Zabelenskya
    3. Bridie O’Donnell
    4. Lisbeth DeVocht
    5. Patricia Schwager

  12. Ever harder than usual to find info on this race. I hope ASO unveils a 100km ITT for the 2014 tour when they announce the route next week.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Ellen van Dijk
    2. Carmen Small
    3. Lisa Brennauer
    4. Shara Gillow
    5. Olga Zabelinskaya

  13. VSP PICKS:

    1. Olga Zabelinskaia
    2. Amber Neben
    3. Elisa Longo Borghini
    4. Jeannie Longo
    5. Bridie O’Donnell

  14. couple of sweaty socks in the mix just for laughs.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Neben
    2. Zabelinskaya
    3. Longo Borghini
    4. Burgess
    5. Turvey

  15. @JohnB

    1st VSP for me comes to a close. Ok start, average middle, 1 point an event at the end. Here’s to bettering mid table obscurity in 2014. It’s been fun.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Amber Neben
    2. Olga Zabelinskaia
    3. Elisa Longo Borghini
    4. Melodie Lesueur
    5. Julia Shaw

    130 pts so far, not too shabby, loon, just ahead of my 124 pts, but the important thing is we both came ahead of @The Engine

  16. VSP PICKS:

    1. Longo Borghini
    2. Amber Neben
    3. Jutta Stienen
    4. Alison Tetrick
    5. Olga Zabelinskaia

  17. @meursault

    Oh, and Bon Chance all tomorrows Cogal riders

    Merci!!!  Currently raining and in the 50’s.  Should be awesome tomorrow!!!

  18. Woah, LeMan is a Follower? Congratulations Keepers! You’ve got the biggest Follower of all…and we can all start buying his bikes again!

    Good lord, I just re-watched the Angliru climb from this year’s Vuelta. Haven’t we had some insane weather and stages this year? The Giro, the Vuelta, damn. What a ride from Kenny E!

    How big is that guy? He looks Mottet-ed.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Tetrick Alison
    2. Neben Amber
    3. Lesueur Mélodie
    4. Pitel Edwige
    5. Oâ??Donnell Bridie

  19. Thanks to the Keepers for another great season and the work they put in to it.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Elisa Longo Borghini
    2. Olga Zabelinskaya
    3. Hanna Solovey
    4. Amber Neben
    5. Liesbeth De Vocht

  20. Thanks Keepers for yet another great year.  Chapeau @dancollins; please report to the controle dopage.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. zabelinskaya
    2. neben
    3. longho borghini
    4. soloveny
    5. van dijk

  21. Thanks to the Keepers for a great season especially for including the women’s races which forced me to check out the talent beyond Vos (who is awesome).

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Zabelinskaya
    2. Neben
    3. Stienen
    4. Longo Borghini
    5. Solovey

  22. I must admit to picking names I like the sound of rather than having knowledge of their form – some of them sound like burlesque dancers

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Strappazzon Marine
    2. Leleu Fanny
    3. Artaud Audrey
    4. Van Houweling Molly
    5. Brulee Latoya

  23. VSP PICKS:

    1. Amber Neben
    2. Bridie O’Donnell
    3. Olga Zabelinskaia
    4. Lisbeth De Vocht
    5. Elisa Longo Borghini

  24. @Gianni

    HELLO! He said Greg LeMan referred to himself as a Velominatus. Are you people paying attention here?

    now that my picks are in, this can get my attention. Holy Fucking Shit that’s cool!

  25. VSP PICKS:

    1. Longo, Jeannie
    2. Zabelinskaia, Olga
    3. Neben, Amber
    4. O’Donnell, Bridie
    5. Strappazzon, Marine

  26. Darts at the wall.  Hope this is a lucky day.  Wait, it was a sunny day in Portland and I got 67k on the bike, it is a very lucky day.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Neben
    2. Borghini
    3. De Vocht
    4. O’Donnell
    5. Zabelinskaia

  27. Almost Delgado’d that one! Good thing I checked the site after work.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Neben
    2. van Dijk
    3. Longo
    4. Shaw
    5. Zabalinskaya

  28. Last to start, my money is on you. Where has Neben been this season?

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Zabelinskaia, Olga
    2. Neben, Amber
    3. Longo, Jeannie
    4. De Vocht, Liesbeth
    5. Tetrick, Alison

  29. VSP PICKS:

    1. Bridie O’Donnell
    2. Amber Neben
    3. Jeannie Longo
    4. Olga Zabelinskaia
    5. Magdale De Saint Jean

  30. VSP PICKS:

    1. Ellen van Dijk
    2. Amber Neben
    3. Jeannie Longo
    4. Longo Borghini
    5. Olga Zabelinskaia

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