Velominati Super Prestige: VVomens World Championship Road Race 2015

What can be said about the worlds that hasn’t been said here already? We’re all abuzz over here in America, laying in wait for the biggest event we’ll ever host on our crap, frost-heaved and pot-holed roads. The route itself appears to be very well laid out but apparently the road surface is so bad that it is causing bad crashes. Yay America! In France, I’ve seen them re-pave entire mountain passes when the Tour comes through. That’s how you do it, folks.

When it comes to organizing world-class events, we apparently have a bit to learn as we’re also still tugging at the threads of a national Grand Tour. Is that a joke? If we had 21 stages here, there would be 21 transfers, which makes me glad Bernard Hinault isn’t racing anymore because he would be beating the crap out of a lot of people for that one. Maybe he still will.

Most disgracefully, we’ve also proved that we suck at designing kit, as Gianni already covered for us. Come on, what are we, the B-Squad?

Nevertheless, I’m excited about the prospect of watching the race during daylight hours, and can’t wait to be disappointed by US Live coverage, which I assume will be non-existent. But don’t let that stop you putting in your picks for the ladies Road Race on Saturday; Vos has written the season off, so the race will be fairly open. My money is my girl Lizzie Armistead, which sadly jinxes her from having a chance. Sorry Lizzie. On the off chance that I am wrong, however, and you do win, could you please race in black shorts next year? Thanks.

Meditate on the start list, conclude that it is a crap shoot, and get your picks in by the time the countdown timer goes to zero, and good luck!
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117 Replies to “Velominati Super Prestige: VVomens World Championship Road Race 2015”

  1. VSP PICKS:

    1. van der breggen
    2. armitstead
    3. Ferrand Prevot
    4. Longo Borghini
    5. Brennauer
  2. One Dutchwoman and one American for either half of my heritage, with other nationalities sprinkled in between. Hoping it rains? I figure a Dutchwoman knows how to ride in the rain.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Van der Breggen
    2. Brennauer
    3. Ferrand-Prevot
    4. Armistead
    5. Guarier
  3. VSP PICKS:

    Katarzyna Niewiadoma
    Anna Van Der Breggen
    Evelyn Stevens
    Jolien D’Hoore
    Emma Johansson

  4. VSP PICKS:

    1. ARMITSTEAD Elizabeth
    2. D’HOORE Jolien
    3. FERRAND-PREVOT Pauline
    4. VAN DER BREGGEN Anna
    5. JOHANSSEN Emma
  5. Don’t care about the state of the roads over there, the crapness of the USA kit, or the time difference (+12 for me at the moment). It’s the use of imperial units that’s the problem. Hopefully the UCI feed will rectify this.

    Go Lizzie!

  6. VSP PICKS:

    1. Lizzie Armistead
    2. Jolien d’Hoore
    3. Lisa Brennauer
    4. Megan Guarnier
    5. Chantal Blaak
  7. VSP PICKS:

    1. Anna Van Der Breggen
    2. Pauline Ferrand Prevot
    3. Elizabeth Armitstead
    4. Lucinda Brand
    5. Emma Johansson
  8. VSP PICKS:

    1. Pauline Ferrand-Prevot
    2. Lizzie Armistead
    3. Jolien D’Hoore
    4. Anna Van Der Breggen
    5. Emma Johansson
  9. A mere few hours of work stand between me and a short drive north to Richmond with the VMH to see the Men’s and Women’s Elite! Holy fuck, never in my life did I think I’d a) be living in the southern U.S. b) be a Velominatus c) be driving to watch the World Road Cycling Championships in Richmond, VA

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Van Der Breggen
    2. Johansson
    3. Stevens
    4. Ferrand-Prevot
    5. Armistead
  10. VSP PICKS:

    1. Ferrand-Prevot, Pauline
    2. D’Hoore, Jolien
    3. Armistead, Elizabeth
    4. Van Der Breggen, Anna
    5. Longo Borghini, Elisa
  11. VSP PICKS:

    Anna Van Der Breggen
    Elizabeth Armistead
    Jolien D’Hoore
    Pauline Ferrand-Prevot
    Emma Johansson

  12. VSP PICKS:

    1. Pauline Ferrand-Prevot
    2. Anna van der Breggen
    3. Megan Guarnier
    4. Elizabeth Armistead
    5. Jolien D’Hoore
  13. Course is tougher than I thought, which will suit Lizzie more.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Armitstead
    2. Ferrand Prevot
    3. Emma Johannson
    4. Longo Borghini
    5. Tiffany Cromwell
  14. VSP PICKS:

    Emma Johansson
    Giorgia Bronzini
    Alena Amialiusik
    Megan Guarnier
    Katarzyna Niewiadoma

  15. @Gianni

    “It is funny to see the USA through a different, bike race, lens. Seeing a beat up farm in Northern France is somehow fine but a beat up farm in USA is somehow embarrassing.”

    That’s because France hasn’t a need for Jeff Foxworthy. I just hope nobody slides out on tobacco juice spat on the road.

    (Knowwhatimean, Vern?)

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Stevens!
    2. Ferrand-Prevot
    3. Moolman
    4. Bronzini
    5. Armistead
  16. VSP PICKS:

    1. Jolien D’Hoore
    2. Emma Johansson
    3. Lizzie Armitstaed
    4. Anna van der Breggen
    5. Elisa Longo Borgini
  17. VSP PICKS:

    1. GUARNIER Megan
    2. D’HOORE Jolien
    3. ARMISTEAD Lizzie
    4. VAN DER BREGGEN Anna
    5. FERRAND-PREVOT Pauline
  18. Maybe Richmond looked at the cobbles and thought we can do better than that

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Ferrand prevot
    2. Johansson
    3. Guarnier
    4. Brennaur
    5. Cromwell
  19. VSP PICKS:

    1. Elisa Longo Borghini
    2. Jolien D’Hoore
    3. Lizzie Armitstead
    4. Giorgia Bronzini
    5. Emma Johansson
  20. VSP PICKS:

    1. Elisa Longo Borghini
    2. Jolien D’Hoore
    3. Lizzie Armitstead
    4. Anna van der Breggen
    5. Emma Johansson
  21. VSP PICKS:

    1. E. Armistead
    2. P. Ferrand-Prevot
    3. J. D’Hoore
    4. A. Van Der Breggen
    5. M. Guarnier
  22. Bonne chance, dames !

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Anna van der Breggen
    2. Lizzie Armistead
    3. Emma Johansson
    4. Jolien D’Hoore
    5. Elisa Longo Borgini
  23. My head says Lizzie, my heart says Anne, but my need for points says JULIE in allcaps.

    Today’s under-23 race showed what rain will do to the final.  You knew someone would go down on the turn into Libby Hill.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. J. D’Hoore
    2. L’ Armistead
    3. PFP
    4. EmJo
    5. A. van der Breggen
  24. @xyxax

    Today’s under-23 race showed what rain will do to the final.  You knew someone would go down on the turn into Libby Hill.

    Okay. That’s it. Megan out and Emma in.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Elizabeth Armistead
    2. Jolien D’Hoore
    3. Pauline Ferrand-Prevot
    4. Anna Van Der Breggen
    5. Emma Johansson
  25. No clue but I have to bet against Lizzie, just so she might win. You are welcome.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Ferrand Prevot
    2. Van Der Breggen
    3. Armistead
    4. LONGO BORGHINI Elisa
    5. DUYCK Ann-Sofie
  26. VSP PICKS:

    1. P. Ferrand Prevot
    2. Emma Johansson
    3. A. Van Der Breggen
    4. Jolien D’ Hoore
    5. Armistead
  27. VSP PICKS:

    1. Anna Van Der Breggen
    2. Lizzie Armitstead
    3. Megan Guarnier
    4. Pauline Ferrand-Prevot
    5. Lisa Brennauer

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