Velominati Super Prestige: Women’s Ronde van Vlaanderen 2016

Has anyone checked the weather report for Sunday? Seriously. Have you checked? Wind. Rain. This. Is. Going. To. Be. EPIC. And you can all thank me for that because this is the year I chose not to head over there, naturally. I’m annoyed that we didn’t do a Women’s Gent-Wevelgem; we somehow missed it even though we should know better because Belgium is way ahead of all the other countries in terms of holding both Men’s and Women’s events. But we’re not missing this one.

Queen Lizzie has been crushing it this year, but since I can’t find a start list I’m just assuming she’s on it for Sunday. The weather will be a real wild card because wet cobbles are very different to gobble up than dry cobbles, especially when it comes to cornering hard and climbing steep bergs; if they haven’t trained riding the Paterberg or Koppenberg in the wet, those could be decisive in the outcome. And while we focus on the cobbled climbs, there are significant secteurs of pavé on the flat and rolling terrain, sometimes involving tight, high speed corners; wet cobbles could play a significant factor there as well.

And I’m not an expert on wind strength, but 16 kmph of wind seems like it might be strong enough to blow some of the ladies off the road if they are on deep section rims, so that will be interesting as well.

Remember there are prizes on offer; Don Walker is giving a free custom steel frame to the winner of the VSP overall, and Café Roubaix is awarding a set of their CR Wheelworks Arenberg wheelsets to the runner-up. Third place gets a free V-Kit. Boom. So get prognosticating and get your picks in before the clock goes to zero. Good luck!

Update: Thanks to @hudson for a start list.

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199 Replies to “Velominati Super Prestige: Women’s Ronde van Vlaanderen 2016”

  1. Looking forward to watching this race unfold

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Lizzie Armitstead
    2. Emma Johansson
    3. Chantal Blaak
    4. Anna Van der Breggan
    5. Lotta Lepistö
  2. Have to stick with a win from the fairest of them all…

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Anna van der Breggen
    2. Emma Johansson
    3. Lizzie Armitstead
    4. Tiffany Cromwell
    5. Chantal Blaak
  3. Go Lizzie!

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Lizzie Armitstead
    2. Jolien D’Hoore
    3. Tiffany Cromwell
    4. Chantal Blaak
    5. Pauline Ferrand-Prevot
  4. Hopefully this will get me some points…

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Armitstead
    2. Guarnier
    3. Van Der Breggen
    4. Van Vleuten
    5. D’Hoore
  5. VSP PICKS:

    1. Lizzie Armistead
    2. Jolian D’Hoore
    3. Anna van der Breggen
    4. Annemiek Van Vleuten
    5. Julia Soek
  6. VSP PICKS:

    1. Lizzie Armitstead
    2. Anna van Der Breggen
    3. Pauline Ferrand-Prevot
    4. Jolien D’Hoore
    5. Elisa Longo Borghini
  7. VSP PICKS:

    1. Elizabeth Armitstead
    2. Pauline Ferrand-Prevot
    3. Jolien D’Hoore
    4. Chantal Blaak
    5. Tiffany Cromwell

  8. VSP PICKS:

    1. Lizzie Armitstead
    2. Anna van Der Breggen
    3. Chantal Blaak
    4. Jolien D’Hoore
    5. Elisa Longo Borghini
  9. VSP PICKS:

    1. Lizzie Armitstead
    2. Elisa Longo Borghini
    3. Thalita de Jong
    4. Gracie Elvin
    5. Ellen van Dijk
  10. Go Lizzie go!

    VSP PICKS:

    1. Armitshead
    2. Longo Borghini
    3. Stephens
    4. Van der Breggen
    5. Lichtenberg
  11. VSP PICKS:

    1. Lizzie Armitstead
    2. Jolien D’Hoor
    3. Emma Johansson
    4. Chantal Blaak
    5. Gracie Elvin
  12. VSP PICKS:

    1. Elizabeth Armitstead
    2. Anna van der Breggen
    3. Megan Guarnier
    4. Emma Johansson
    5. Elisa Longo Borghini
  13. VSP PICKS:

    1. Emma Johansson
    2. Anna van der Breggen
    3. Elisa Longo Borghini
    4. Ellen van Dijk
    5. Elizabeth Armitstead
  14. VSP PICKS:

    1. Queen Lizzie
    2. Blaak in black
    3. Anna van der Breggen
    4. Annemiek van Vleuten
    5. Ellen van Dijk
  15. VSP PICKS:

    1. Armitstead, Elizabeth
    2. Ferrand-Prevot, Pauline
    3. Longo-Borhini, Elisa
    4. Blaak, Chantal
    5. D’Hoore, Jolien
  16. VSP PICKS:

    1. Lizzie Armitstead
    2. Anna van der Breggen
    3. Emma Johansson
    4. Chantal Blaak
    5. Marianne Vos
  17. VSP PICKS:

    1. Elizabeth Armitstead
    2. Jolien D’Hoore
    3. Pauline Ferrand Prevot
    4. Carmen Small
    5. Jolanda Neff
  18. VSP PICKS:

    1. Lizzie
    2. Anna Van Der Breggen
    3. Elisa Longo Borghini
    4. Emma Johansen
    5. Ellen Van Dijk
  19. VSP PICKS:

    1. Emma Johansson
    2. Elisa Longo Borghini
    3. Elizabeth Armitstead
    4. Pauline Ferrand Prevot
    5. Anna van der Breggen
  20. VSP PICKS:

    1. Liz Armitstead
    2. Elisa Longo Borghini
    3. Pauilne Ferrand Prevot
    4. Emma Johansson
    5. Tiffany Cromwell
  21. VSP PICKS:

    1. Jolien d’Hoore
    2. Lizzie Armitstead
    3. Tiffany Cromwell
    4. Anna Van der Breggen
    5. Lotta Lepisto
  22. VSP PICKS:

    1. Lizzie Armiastead
    2. Anna Van Der Breggen
    3. Chantal Blaaaaack
    4. Annemiek van Vleuten
    5. Julien d’Hoore
  23. Word of warning to several contestants: We’ve had several duplicate picks and also some very ambiguous ones that defy precision. Go dispute your picks when we map them to “N/A” before the race starts or go enter new picks for the ones we deleted if they were duplicates.

    Thanks!

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