Marianne Vos wins Womens Tour of Flanders

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Marianne Vos wins Womens Tour of Flanders

Postby ademort » Sun Mar 31, 2013 13:04 pm

No surprise really but Marianne Vos won the Womens Tour of Flanders.She will be a legend in the cycling world by the time she eventually retires.
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Postby ddraver » Sun Mar 31, 2013 13:11 pm

Hmm What was the result again Ademort?
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Re: Marianne Vos wins Womens Tour of Flanders

Postby TailWindHome » Sun Mar 31, 2013 13:18 pm

No TV coverage to spoil apparently

Harmon suggesting it'll be on the UCI You Tube Channel later...,
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Re: Marianne Vos wins Womens Tour of Flanders

Postby ademort » Sun Mar 31, 2013 13:21 pm

ddraver wrote:Hmm What was the result again Ademort?


1 Marianne Vos


2 Ellen Van Dijk


3. Emma Johansson.
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Re: Marianne Vos wins Womens Tour of Flanders

Postby ademort » Sun Mar 31, 2013 14:41 pm

In an interview afterwards Marianne said she will be taking part in a mountainbike race tomorrow the paasbike race in Nieuwkuijk. She,s amazing.
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Re: Marianne Vos wins Womens Tour of Flanders

Postby Above The Cows » Sun Mar 31, 2013 14:46 pm

It would have been nice to have seen just a sliver off her victory, shame.
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Re: Marianne Vos wins Womens Tour of Flanders

Postby Above The Cows » Sun Mar 31, 2013 15:56 pm

Here she is:

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Re: Marianne Vos wins Womens Tour of Flanders

Postby frenchfighter » Sun Mar 31, 2013 16:03 pm

Only her first win at Flanders. Not sure how many times she has raced it though.

Nice kit.

1. Marianne Vos (Ned) Rabobank-Liv/Giant, 3:33:21
2. Ellen van Dijk (Ned) Specialized-lululemon, s.t.
3. Emma Johnsson (Swe) ORICA-AIS, s.t.
4. Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Hitec Products UCK, s.t.
5. Annemiek van Vleuten (Ned) Rabobank-Liv/Giant, + 02:37
6. Adrie Visser (Ned) Boels-Dolamns, s.t.
7. Anna van der Breggen (Ned) Sengers, s.t.
8. Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) ORICA-AIS, s.t.
9. Lizzie Armitstead (GBr) Boels-Dolmans, + 02:39
10. Kirsten Wild (Ned) Argos Shimano, + 04:33
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Re: Marianne Vos wins Womens Tour of Flanders

Postby Le Commentateur » Sun Mar 31, 2013 16:46 pm

MTB races on the 1st and 7th. Mixing things up a bit to stay motivated.

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Re: Marianne Vos wins Womens Tour of Flanders

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Postby Le Commentateur » Sun Mar 31, 2013 16:55 pm

My three picks all made the podium. Nice to see Ellen van Dijk beating Emma Johansson in a sprint, amazing consistency from Johansson to be on the podium in every race she has started so far this year.

Good to see Armitstead up there in top 10, too.
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Re: Marianne Vos wins Womens Tour of Flanders

Postby frenchfighter » Sun Mar 31, 2013 16:55 pm

Lovely photo.
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Re: Marianne Vos wins Womens Tour of Flanders

Postby Le Commentateur » Sun Mar 31, 2013 16:57 pm

I love van Dijk's race face there. What an amazon! Never gives up attacking, chasing.

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Re: Marianne Vos wins Womens Tour of Flanders

Postby frenchfighter » Sun Mar 31, 2013 17:16 pm

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Re: Marianne Vos wins Womens Tour of Flanders

Postby Above The Cows » Sun Mar 31, 2013 17:21 pm



Thanks Frenchie! And great photo Le Commentateur. So glad Marianne broke her Flanders duck. Was the only big race she'd never won. Her palmares is effectively complete.
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Re: Marianne Vos wins Womens Tour of Flanders

Postby frenchfighter » Sun Mar 31, 2013 18:02 pm

Just noticed Armitstead got 9th.
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Re: Marianne Vos wins Womens Tour of Flanders

Postby powerbookboy » Sun Mar 31, 2013 19:00 pm

Above The Cows wrote:


Thanks Frenchie! And great photo Le Commentateur. So glad Marianne broke her Flanders duck. Was the only big race she'd never won. Her palmares is effectively complete.


Looked like quite a big field as well.

Why don't the UCI just make it a requirement for running one of the big Pro Tour events that they have to have the women's race go through an hour before the men? Let's be honest, if you're watching on the roadside, I'd rather be watching riders than waiting to catch a mini-Babybel chucked at me by some bored looking person in the caravan.

I'm sure the answer will be money, but the prize money wouldn't be that massive, and the costs are basically fixed. The police, cameras, TV are already there.

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Re: Marianne Vos wins Womens Tour of Flanders

Postby ademort » Sun Mar 31, 2013 19:18 pm

That would be boring. What you would see is Marianne Vos passing with a bunch behind her and then the mens race an hour later. It would get boring after a while.
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Re: Marianne Vos wins Womens Tour of Flanders

Postby TakeTheHighRoad » Sun Mar 31, 2013 21:37 pm

The 'kit' she's wearing is the World Cup leader's jersey, last seen in the men on Damiano Cunego circa 2004.

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