# Velominati Super Prestige: Women’s Road Championship 2012

It seems like just weeks ago that Cav won his rainbow stripes, things were said, umbrage was taken. Luckily we have found more umbrage so we are good to go. This course is not like last year. It’s not exactly a sprinters finish. It’s a 128 km rumble in Valkenberg and the Dutch team is there for Marianne Vos. She has finished second in the World Championships five times and only won it once. For her this is a problem. This race must haunt her. It will take some amount of courage for the stakeholders in this year’s VSP to bet against her. Yet the Italians, British and Germans, among others, have brought some serious firepower to counter the Dutch. Here is a link to a start list.

Though their prize list is only 30% of what the men get, here at Velominati it’s equal points in the VSP. Do your research, pray to your god, and tune in on Saturday.

Here is a little video from 1998. The last time the women raced in Valkenberg.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMmWzpMh-Io[/youtube]

Tbh I may be replicating a couple of my Olympic pics but we’ll see how we go.

VSP PICKS:

1. Vos

2. Teutenberg

3. Bronzini

4. Armistead

5. Cromwell

Tbh I may be replicating a couple of my Olympic pics but we’ll see how we go.

Not you-know-who. Ever.

VSP PICKS:

1. Vos

2. Kupfernagle

3. Pooley

4. Bronzini

5. Teutenberg

VSP PICKS:

1. Vos

2. Olds

3. Pooley

4. Bronzini

5. Teutenberg

VSP PICKS:

1. Vos

2. Bronzini

3. Armistead

4. Teutenberg

5. Arndt

VSP PICKS:

1. Cilvinaite

2. Vos

3. Pooley

4. Armisted

5. Bronzini

VSP PICKS:

1. Armitstead

2. Vos

3. Villumsen

4. Pooley

5. Arndt

role the dice and see what comes up!

VSP PICKS:

1. Vos

2. armistead

3. arndt

4. pooley

5. bronzini

This MUST be Vos’ year! If not, the scream of despair will be heard around the world.

VSP PICKS:

1. Marianne Vos

2. Megan Guarnier

3. Charlotte Becker

4. Tiffany Cromwell

5. Pauline Ferrand Prevot

It would seem that Emma Pooley has been dipping into our Lexicon. Not much opportunity to chick the opposition on Sunday though.

Anyone got a link to a start list that works?

@Chris

This one should work http://www.britishcycling.org.uk/zuvvi/media/bc_files/road/20120914_ew.pdf

@Chris

http://www.britishcycling.org.uk/zuvvi/media/bc_files/road/20120914_ew.pdf should work

@Chris

Hopefully this works half my posts don’t seem to go though.

http://www.britishcycling.org.uk/zuvvi/media/bc_files/road/20120914_ew.pdf

VSP PICKS:

1. Vos

2. Stevens

3. Villumsen

4. Trixie Worrack

5. S Olds

HAS to be Vos

VSP PICKS:

1. Vos

2. Armistead

3. Bronzini

4. Teutenberg

5. Guarnier

@Chris

link I used was http://www.britishcycling.org.uk/zuvvi/media/bc_files/road/20120914_ew.pdf

VSP PICKS:

1. Judith ARNDT

2. Marianne VOS

3. Tatiana ANTOSHINA

4. Lizzie ARMITSTEAD

5. Belen LOPEZ MORALES

@Chris http://www.britishcycling.org.uk/zuvvi/media/bc_files/road/20120914_ew.pdf

@Chris That’s superb! Good on her.

VSP PICKS:

1. Voss

2. Armistead

3. Stevens

4. Pooley

5. Bronzini

VSP PICKS:

1. Vos

2. Armistead

3. Arndt

4. Pooley

5. Stevens

VSP PICKS:

1. Vos

2. Armistead

3. Bronzini

4. Pooley

5. Johansson

VSP PICKS:

1. Gillow

2. Vos

3. Pooley

4. Van der Breggen

5. Stevens

Its been a while since we had a Womens VSP

VSP PICKS:

1. Vos

2. Pooley

3. Stevens

4. Arndt

5. Armistead

VSP PICKS:

1. Vos

2. Arndt

3. Armistead

4. Poskaite

5. Bronzini

Crap shoot but Vos has to be the heavy favorite for this puppy.

VSP PICKS:

1. Vos

2. Armistead

3. Pooley

4. Teutenberg

5. Arndt

VSP PICKS:

1. Vos

2. Bronzini

3. Arndt

4. Armistead

5. Pooley

VSP PICKS:

1. Vos

2. Armistead

3. Arndt

4. Pooley

5. Bronzini

Rock and roll. Going to bet against Vos and regret it later. But Stevens is on form and she has beaten Vos before. Oh, yeah, it is on.

VSP PICKS:

1. Evelyn Stevens

2. Vos Vos Vos

3. Arndt

4. Armistead

5. Bronzini

It’s gotta be Vos – home advantage and blistering form, the rest will be fighting for 2nd.

VSP PICKS:

1. Bos

2. Arndt

3. Stevens

4. Gunnewijk

5. Armitstead

VSP PICKS:

1. Vos

2. Armitstead

3. Arndt

4. Bronzini

5. Pooley

We need a little Canadian content in that top five!

VSP PICKS:

1. Vos

2. Johansson

3. Armitstead

4. Arndt

5. Numainville

Hopefully VOS gets it, but I just don’t see it happening… hope I’m wrong though.

VSP PICKS:

1. POOLEY Emma

2. ARNDT Judith

3. VOS Marianne

4. TEUTENBERG Ina

5. VAN VLEUTEN Annemiek

VSP PICKS:

1. vos

2. arndt

3. pooley

4. johanssen

5. stevens

Not sure where to put this, but very sad

sposed to be this link

http://road.cc/content/news/66967-euskaltel-euskadis-victor-cabedo-killed-training-crash-spain

FTW!

VSP PICKS:

1. Vos

2. Armistead

3. Pooley

4. Bronzini

5. Johanssen

VSP PICKS:

1. VOS!!!

2. Bronzini

3. Armistead

4. Pooley

5. Arndt

VSP PICKS:

1. Van Vleuten

Full picks this time. I think that too many racers will be marking Vos for her to be able to pull this one out.

VSP PICKS:

1. Van Vleuten

2. Pooley

3. Vos

4. Arndt

5. Bronzini

Here goes nothing. I’m predicting Vos will be psyched. Arndt will want to go out with a bang. Armistead, still pumped from the Olympics. Cooke? Nowhere.

ARMISTEAD IS OUT DUE TO ILLNESS!! Gutting

VSP PICKS:

1. Vos

2. Pooley

3. Bronzini

4. Teutenberg

5. Guarnier

VSP PICKS:

1. vos

2. arndt

3. stevens

4. bronzini

5. pooley

VSP PICKS:

1. Marianne Vos

2. Tatiana Guderzo

3. Charlotte Becker

4. Emma Pooley

5. Pauline Ferrand Prevot

VSP PICKS:

1. Vos

2. Pooley

3. Bronzini the Vampire

4. Teutenberg

5. Arndt

With Armitstead out, I’ll go with this line-up instead.

VSP PICKS:

1. Vos

2. Johansson

3. Arndt

4. Pooley

5. Numainville

VSP PICKS:

1. Vos

2. Pooley

3. Stevens

4. Arndt

5. Bronzini

VSP PICKS:

1. Vos

2. Villumsen

3. Pooley

4. Arndt

5. Bronzini

Slight change up given Armistead’s withdrawal.

VSP PICKS:

1. Vos

2. Teutenberg

3. Evie Stevie

4. Bronzini

5. Cromwell

VSP PICKS:

1. Vos

2. Bronzini

3. Arndt

4. Pooley

5. Stevens

VSP PICKS:

1. Vos

2. Pooley

3. Cooke

4. Arndt

5. Bronzini