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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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chrisdstripes [1721 posts] 2 years ago
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I scanned the startlist and noted down all the names I recognised, the list came to 13 riders! I then checked the podiums of all the World Cup races last year and that added another 6 names. All of those 19 riders were in one of 8 teams, and 13 of them were over 20 credits. So it looks like 6-7 "top" riders, and 2-3 totally random picks from the smaller teams. Should be fun!

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mooleur [537 posts] 2 years ago
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One thing to bear in mind as it's March and it's classics and cold and horrendous, is some of these girls have carried some immaculate "wintery" form from the CX season & early season RR's. Noteably some of the Dutch and American girls are flying at the moment.  1

Looking forward to this race! Love the women's classics they're always bonkers  4

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simon F [1001 posts] 2 years ago
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Are we going to be scoring the sprints, young rider and mountains like we would in a stage race or is it going to be like the men's one dayers - finish line and halfway break only?

I'd like to see all the subsidiary comps scored if possible but whichever, I'd mostly just like to know.

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drheaton [3318 posts] 2 years ago
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If you hadn't noticed the Women's World Cup is now open for you to start tinkering with your teams. It's a tough selection, especially if you want to pick more than a couple of the big names.

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 2 years ago
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It is going to be scored as a classic one day race. 50 for the winner...10 for breakaway at half way....etc

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 2 years ago
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Teams picked 4/5 bigish names and some randoms  26

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drheaton [3318 posts] 2 years ago
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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  19

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.

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mooleur [537 posts] 2 years ago
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Pricing worked well I thought, makes you think a little bit  1 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!  1

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sanderville [337 posts] 2 years ago
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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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mooleur [537 posts] 2 years ago
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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.

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backflipbedlem [1197 posts] 2 years ago
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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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drheaton [3318 posts] 2 years ago
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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.

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 2 years ago
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sanderville [337 posts] 2 years ago
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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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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 2 years ago
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Pretty much, because they are not funny and have no place on the forum

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chrisdstripes [1721 posts] 2 years ago
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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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sanderville [337 posts] 2 years ago
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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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chrisdstripes [1721 posts] 2 years ago
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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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Joelsim [1975 posts] 2 years ago
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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)

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TERatcliffe26 [4605 posts] 2 years ago
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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

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 2 years ago
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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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simon F [1001 posts] 2 years ago
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Working stream with (Dutch) sound here...

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

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simon F [1001 posts] 2 years ago
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30km to go. Slappendel and VdBreggen had 55" - chase group sent the wrong way  31 lead now 1'25"

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simon F [1001 posts] 2 years ago
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Armitstead catches and pass Slappendel on the VAMberg -- now chasing VdBreggen - about 13km to go.

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simon F [1001 posts] 2 years ago
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Armiststead and Van der Breggen together. Chase group at 20"

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simon F [1001 posts] 2 years ago
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Bollocks - 3km to go and the feeds have died.

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simon F [1001 posts] 2 years ago
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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

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Philip Unwin [991 posts] 2 years ago
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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
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9 Pieters
10 Slappendel

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simon F [1001 posts] 2 years ago
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Cheers, I'd just edited them into my previous post as you were posting that.

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 2 years ago
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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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