Women's World Cup - Boels Rental Ronde van Drenthe

by drheaton   March 14, 2014  

The race should be open soon and runs tomorrow so there's not much time to pick your teams.

It's a proper classic with plenty of short sharp climbs and, by the sounds of it, some crap 'cobbles' too.

Three time winner (and reigning champ) Marriane Vos isn't riding but a lot of the other big names in the women's peloton are racing and it should be a good race and with British interest in the shape of Lizzie Armitstead (who finished 7th last year), Lucy Martin and Emma Grant there's plenty to cheer for even if you don't know any of the other riders.

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Teams picked 4/5 bigish names and some randoms Nerd

'Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you'

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posted by livestrongnick [2082 posts]
14th March 2014 - 12:45

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Teams picked, main team is stacked with four of the bigger favourites and a couple of form riders, purist is aimed more at having a bit of quality throughout. Will see which one does best.

Nice job with the pricing Gkam, it's tight but I think you can just about get a decent team. I also can't see anyone jumping out at me who's stupidly priced which is great although if you've underpriced someone and would like to let me know it'd be appreciated Devil

A budget of 140 might have been nice but overall I think it should force people to pick and choose between big names and create some difference in team selections.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
14th March 2014 - 13:14

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Pricing worked well I thought, makes you think a little bit Smile There's also some sh** hot classics riders in the mid price range which might be overlooked!

I've picked mine based on last years results plus those showing good form so far this season.

Nice one GKam, well organised.... roll on the race! Smile

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Manx nerd peddler ~ http://mooleur.blogspot.com

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posted by mooleur [542 posts]
14th March 2014 - 13:20

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I've been all the way through the women's startlist and I can't see Minge anywhere. What's up with that?

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posted by Sanderville [264 posts]
14th March 2014 - 13:34

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Sanderville wrote:
I've been all the way through the women's startlist and I can't see Minge anywhere. What's up with that?

She's not on Hitecs lineup for this race.

...and to answer your question on the other thread, she's Norwegian and currently the youngest rider for the team.

Merlin Cycles women's race team ~ http://www.merlincycles.com
Manx nerd peddler ~ http://mooleur.blogspot.com

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posted by mooleur [542 posts]
14th March 2014 - 13:42

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Very Exciting! Nice to include the womens races.
Very limited in my knowledge of female cyclists, but happy to learn!
Should be good!

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posted by backflipbedlem [1164 posts]
14th March 2014 - 14:14

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If you're struggling to pick a team then my top tips would be:

1 - look at last years result - http://www.procyclingstats.com/race/Ronde_van_Drenthe_2013

2 - take a look at the results from the most recent races like Molecaten Drentse 8 -
http://www.procyclingstats.com/race/Drentse_8_2014

3 - pick Emma Johansson, she's a beast.

Job done.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
14th March 2014 - 14:20

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Yeah, Siri is Norwegian and a class act on rollers. Never seen her race though

http://pelotoncafe.com.au/rider-profile-siri-minge-of-team-hitec-products/

https://twitter.com/siriminge/status/415837399173066752/photo/1

She also LOVES bikes https://twitter.com/siriminge/status/402841598469627904/photo/1

She shoots guns https://twitter.com/siriminge/status/402841598469627904/photo/1

and if she wasn't so young, I would marry her tomorrow Smile

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posted by Gkam84 [9239 posts]
14th March 2014 - 14:24

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So you're all just going to ignore my Minge jokes for the rest of the season. OK, I won't get into a flap about it.

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posted by Sanderville [264 posts]
14th March 2014 - 14:34

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Pretty much, because they are not funny and have no place on the forum

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posted by Gkam84 [9239 posts]
14th March 2014 - 16:55

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Teams picked - 5 the same in both, and then some random guesswork. I know who the top riders are, but I don't know so much about their favoured terrain etc. Thats what its about though, should learn by the end of the season...

Sanderville - if I'm not allowed to make Coquard jokes, then you'll have to try a bit harder with Minge as well. Be good if they got married tho.

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posted by chrisdstripes [1674 posts]
14th March 2014 - 16:57

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You can't make Coquard jokes? I find that hard to swallow. But I won't stay tight-lipped on Minge.

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posted by Sanderville [264 posts]
14th March 2014 - 17:13

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I had a late withdrawal, but went with 5 the same in both teams, and the rest random. Don't really know what I'm doing, but did a little bit of research on past results, anyone who follows it more than that like to comment??

BOTH TEAMS
Johansson
Pieters
Armitstead
Blaak
Frapporti

STD
De Vocht
Knetemann
MacLean
De Vries (DNS)

PURIST (Better, by my reckoning...)
Van Vleuten
Becker
Hogan
Soek

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posted by chrisdstripes [1674 posts]
15th March 2014 - 12:24

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Sticking a tail on the donkey

Ellen Van Dijk (DLT)
Amy Pieters (AGS)
Emma Johansson (GEW)
Ashleigh Moolman (HPU)
Jennifer Fiori (TOG)
Alisa Van Oijen (NRV)
Samantha Schneider (TIB)
Charlotte Becker (WHT)
Jessie Maclean (GEW)

posted by Joelsim [1839 posts]
15th March 2014 - 12:43

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Both teams

Johansson
Moolman
Pieters
De Jong
De Vuyst
Kinsella
Brulee

Standard

Fahlin
Kasper

Purist

Blaak
Confalonieri

Now thinking my purist choices may out do my standard

posted by TERatcliffe26 [4279 posts]
15th March 2014 - 13:03

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Ok folks, you can get a live feed here from 1pm http://www.rtvdrenthe.nl/video/promo-ronde-van-drenthe-live-op-tv-drenth...

I don't think it is region locked either.

If you are on twitter, follow live updates from various people here

https://twitter.com/_pigeons_/lists/women-s-race-tweeting

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posted by Gkam84 [9239 posts]
15th March 2014 - 13:43

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Working stream with (Dutch) sound here...

http://www.rtvoost.nl/tv/live.aspx

posted by simon F [1043 posts]
15th March 2014 - 14:17

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30km to go. Slappendel and VdBreggen had 55" - chase group sent the wrong way Sick lead now 1'25"

posted by simon F [1043 posts]
15th March 2014 - 14:51

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Armitstead catches and pass Slappendel on the VAMberg -- now chasing VdBreggen - about 13km to go.

posted by simon F [1043 posts]
15th March 2014 - 15:07

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Armiststead and Van der Breggen together. Chase group at 20"

posted by simon F [1043 posts]
15th March 2014 - 15:16

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Bollocks - 3km to go and the feeds have died.

posted by simon F [1043 posts]
15th March 2014 - 15:25

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Provisional

1 Armitstead
2 Anna VdBreggen
3 Shelley Olds
4 Chantal Blaak
5 Annemiek van Vleuten
6 Kirsten Wild
7 Ellen Van Dijk
8 Emma Johansson
9 Amy Pieters
10 Iris Slappendel

posted by simon F [1043 posts]
15th March 2014 - 16:16

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simon F wrote:
Provisional

1 Armitstead
2 Anna VdBreggen
3 Shelley Olds
4 Chantal Blaak
5 Annemiek van Vleuten
6 Kirsten Wild
7 Ellen Van Dijk
8 Emma Johansson
9
10

9 Pieters
10 Slappendel

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posted by Philip Unwin [900 posts]
15th March 2014 - 16:17

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Cheers, I'd just edited them into my previous post as you were posting that.

posted by simon F [1043 posts]
15th March 2014 - 16:20

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Scores are in.

So here is me, pushing to get the womens races into the fantasy game and get a little more attention....Then I go on twitter and see the prizes for today.

A hoover, A deep fat fryer and I think a toaster....I shit you not.

The sponsors and the UCI should be ashamed

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posted by Gkam84 [9239 posts]
15th March 2014 - 17:15

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Gkam84 wrote:
Scores are in.

So here is me, pushing to get the womens races into the fantasy game and get a little more attention....Then I go on twitter and see the prizes for today.

A hoover, A deep fat fryer and I think a toaster....I shit you not.

The sponsors and the UCI should be ashamed

A deep fat fryer? For a pro cyclist?

Wonder which one Lizzie got?

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posted by Simon_MacMichael [9102 posts]
15th March 2014 - 17:24

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Gkam84 wrote:
Scores are in.

So here is me, pushing to get the womens races into the fantasy game and get a little more attention....Then I go on twitter and see the prizes for today.

A hoover, A deep fat fryer and I think a toaster....I shit you not.

The sponsors and the UCI should be ashamed

That is so shocking that, I promise you, I'll follow all the women's cycling I can from now on.

posted by cgipryan [155 posts]
15th March 2014 - 17:24

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Lizzie got a hoover

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posted by Gkam84 [9239 posts]
15th March 2014 - 18:16

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The men's prizes aren't a whole shit load better...

José Been ‏@TourDeJose
Grand prizes for the men: a vacuum for @Kennydehaes, a grill, a toaster, an office chair, Easter decorations & beer! http://twitpic.com/dyevxm

posted by simon F [1043 posts]
15th March 2014 - 18:41

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https://www.youtube.com/user/rtvdrenthe

Highlights (dutch language), what happened to the BBC highlights program? anybody know ?

onward ever onward

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posted by bikecellar [253 posts]
16th March 2014 - 17:58

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