Velominati Super Prestige: Women’s Elite Road Race 2013

The Azzura previews the course.
The Azzura previews the course.

Where: Montecatini Terme to Firenze, Italy

When: September 28

How: 140 km including 5 climbing laps in Firenze.

It will most likely be gruppo compatto all the way to Firenze. The bombs start going off on the first of five climbing circuits. The strongest will stay near the front, with each circuit the pretenders will fall away. Sprinters and time trialists should stay at home. What should be left are the cunning, strong and a good descender or two. The finish is after the descent of the 5th climbing circuit so a regrouping of the last hard women could happen. Or not, it could unfold in a completely different way. I can’t help you. The start list can help you. And to add some confusion, here is another start list link. Lady luck or a sacrifice to the correct god may help you. I lament the lack of a ladies Vuelta so we would really know who was going to be there in the end.

If teamwork is helpful here, Australia and Italy have the largest squads. This course should produce an exciting race so find a good streaming video or stand on the side of the road in Firenze and shout your brains out. Bon chance to all.

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157 Replies to “Velominati Super Prestige: Women’s Elite Road Race 2013”

  1. I guess the sensible thing would be to tip Vos for second (she’s come second 5 times, and first only twice)

    VSP PICKS:

    1. VOS
    2. JOHANSSON Emma
    3. BRONZINI Giorgia
    4. LONGO BORGHINI Elisa
    5. CROMWELL Tiffany

  2. Putting the old Saracen MTB on a sacraficial pyre – that should help and will get rid of “one of your fucking bikes” as far as Mrs Engine is concerned – so I’ll win one way or another

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Mara Abbott
    2. Tatania Guderzo
    3. Claudia Hausler
    4. Shara Gillow
    5. Evelyn Stevens

  3. Zigging when I know I should be zagging.  If Vos wins, I’ll be kicking myself all day.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Johansson
    2. Vos
    3. Cromwell
    4. Armitstead
    5. Borghini

  4. Pretty sure I will regret betting against Vos.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Mara Abbott
    2. Vos
    3. Pooley
    4. Evelyn Stevens
    5. Emma Johansson

  5. VSP PICKS:

    1. BRONZINI Giorgia
    2. VOS Marianne
    3. LONGO BORGHINI Elisa
    4. WORRACK Trixi
    5. POOLEY Emma

  6. Bumped enter a bit early there.  Sorry for doubling up the posts.  I’m looking forward to a great race!  I want to ride like a girl when these ladies go flying up the road.

    VSP PICKS:

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

  7. I can see an attack-fest coming. The lure of the bands and the danger of letting Vos have it all her way will surely cause some hares released.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Guderzo
    2. Van der Breggen
    3. Cromwell
    4. Vos
    5. Stevens

  8. VSP PICKS:

    1. Vos
    2. Longo Borghini
    3. Bronzini
    4. Armitstead
    5. Brzezna, Paulina

  9. Checking in from Firenze…what a beautiful drive from Belgium!!!  So excited to see the races!!

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Marianne Vos
    2. Evelyn Stevens
    3. Valentina Scandolara
    4. Mara Abbott
    5. Roxane Knetemann

  10. We won’t beat @dancollins by picking the favourites.

    A special shout-out to the new best name in cycling – Paz Bash riding for Israel.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Elisa Longho Borghini
    2. Rachel Neylan
    3. Olga Zabelinskaya
    4. Anna van der Breggen
    5. Pauline Ferrand-Prevot

  11. VSP PICKS:

    1. VOS
    2. BRONZINI
    3. JOHANNSON
    4. VAN DIJK
    5. STEVENS

  12. Guesswork, but at least no Delgado.

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Marianne Vos
    2. Eliza Longo Borghini
    3. Emma Johannsen
    4. Lizzie Armitstead
    5. Evie Stevens

  13. VSP PICKS:

    1. Marianne Vos
    2. Mara Abbott
    3. Emma Johansson
    4. Elisa Longo Borghini
    5. Elizabeth Armitstead

  14. What’s not to like about a woman named Trixi???

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Marianne Vos
    2. Emma Johansson
    3. Annemiek van Vleuten
    4. Longo Borghini
    5. Trixi Worrack

  15. VSP PICKS:

    1. Vos
    2. Stevens
    3. Longo
    4. Cute Girl
    5. Cutest Girl

  16. shits not working

    VSP PICKS:

    1. vos
    2. Stevens
    3. Bronzini
    4. Abbot
    5. Cromwell

  17. VSP PICKS:

    1. vos
    2. johansson
    3. longo borghini
    4. van dijk
    5. bronzini

  18. Rootin’ for Evie!

    VSP PICKS:

    1. VOS
    2. STEVENS
    3. JOHANSSON
    4. BRONZINI
    5. BORGHINI

  19. VSP PICKS:

    1. Marianne Vos
    2. Emma Johansson
    3. Joelle Numainville
    4. Claudia Hausler
    5. Annemiek Van Vleuten

  20. Clearly no idea, but looked good at the time of posting

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Bronzini
    2. Vos
    3. Cromwell
    4. Johansson
    5. Pooley

  21. Oh yeah. The women’s champion of Mongolia will be cracking the top 5!

    VSP PICKS:

    1. VOS Marianne
    2. NUMAINVILLE Joëlle
    3. BOYARSKAYA Natalia
    4. TUVSHINJARGAL Enkhjargal
    5. COLLINS Emily

  22. Replacing Pooley with Enkhjargal Tuvshinjargal — who was also my dark horse in the road race.

    Anyone know why Pooley isn’t starting?

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Mara Abbott
    2. Vos
    3. Enkhhargal Tuvshinjargal
    4. Evelyn Stevens
    5. Emma Johansson

  23. VSP PICKS:

    1. Mara Abbott
    2. GUDERZO Tatiana
    3. Mariana Vos
    4. Claudia Hausler
    5. Elizabeth Armistead

  24. @Erik

    Replacing Pooley with Enkhjargal Tuvshinjargal “” who was also my dark horse in the road race.

    Anyone know why Pooley isn’t starting?

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Mara Abbott
    2. Vos
    3. Enkhhargal Tuvshinjargal
    4. Evelyn Stevens
    5. Emma Johansson

    I think what I read was that she was going back to finish her PhD studies.

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