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Rider of the year (women/road)

davidofdavidof Posts: 2,604
edited November 2018 in Pro race
It's a bit Dutch heavy and there is probably one stand-out rider this year.

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Annemiek van Vleuten

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Elisa Longo Borghini

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Anna van der Breggen

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Marianne Vos

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Coryn Rivera

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Ashleigh Moolman

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Amanda Spratt

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Katarzyna Niewiadoma

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Amy Pieters
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Rider of the year (women/road) 33 votes

Annemiek van Vleuten
72% 24 votes
Elisa Longo Borghini
0% 0 votes
Anna van der Breggen
12% 4 votes
Marianne Vos
6% 2 votes
Coryn Rivera
0% 0 votes
Ashleigh Moolman
3% 1 vote
Amanda Spratt
0% 0 votes
Katarzyna Niewiadoma
3% 1 vote
Amy Pieters
0% 0 votes
Other
3% 1 vote

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  • Hope she wins this as she was cruelly pipped on that stage in the alps.
    When a rider says they have 'emptied the tank' you believe them but she proved it beyond any qualification that day.
    'fool'
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 23,349
    Should perhaps be a "Who is the second best rider behind AvV" question this year given how dominant she's been...

    Hat tip Interview of the year to Cecile Uttrip Ludwig (no, I didn't look up the spelling)...
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • Vino'sGhostVino'sGhost Posts: 4,129
    ddraver wrote:
    Should perhaps be a "Who is the second best rider behind AvV" question this year given how dominant she's been...

    Hat tip Interview of the year to Cecile Uttrip Ludwig (no, I didn't look up the spelling)...

    She has, I wonder if that’s a reflection of competition this year or that women’s racing parkour doesn’t have enough variety.
  • awaveyawavey Posts: 2,368
    ddraver wrote:
    Should perhaps be a "Who is the second best rider behind AvV" question this year given how dominant she's been...

    Hat tip Interview of the year to Cecile Uttrip Ludwig (no, I didn't look up the spelling)...

    She has, I wonder if that’s a reflection of competition this year or that women’s racing parkour doesn’t have enough variety.

    or maybe shes just been the best rider this year, why is it always the first instinct to blame the parkour or depth in womens racing, no one does that in the mens thread, why cant we just accept when everything aligns with fitness, no injuries and a strong support/back up team, that sometimes it just works
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,518
    Isn't Parkour that thing where French hipsters leap-frog postboxes?
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  • gsk82gsk82 Posts: 3,058
    awavey wrote:
    ddraver wrote:
    Should perhaps be a "Who is the second best rider behind AvV" question this year given how dominant she's been...

    Hat tip Interview of the year to Cecile Uttrip Ludwig (no, I didn't look up the spelling)...

    She has, I wonder if that’s a reflection of competition this year or that women’s racing parkour doesn’t have enough variety.

    or maybe shes just been the best rider this year, why is it always the first instinct to blame the parkour or depth in womens racing, no one does that in the mens thread, why cant we just accept when everything aligns with fitness, no injuries and a strong support/back up team, that sometimes it just works

    Isn't it always the same with the women's races? Vos and Armitstead have had similarly dominant runs in recent years.
    "Unfortunately these days a lot of people don’t understand the real quality of a bike" Ernesto Colnago
  • gsk82 wrote:
    awavey wrote:
    ddraver wrote:
    Should perhaps be a "Who is the second best rider behind AvV" question this year given how dominant she's been...

    Hat tip Interview of the year to Cecile Uttrip Ludwig (no, I didn't look up the spelling)...

    She has, I wonder if that’s a reflection of competition this year or that women’s racing parkour doesn’t have enough variety.

    or maybe shes just been the best rider this year, why is it always the first instinct to blame the parkour or depth in womens racing, no one does that in the mens thread, why cant we just accept when everything aligns with fitness, no injuries and a strong support/back up team, that sometimes it just works

    Isn't it always the same with the women's races? Vos and Armitstead have had similarly dominant runs in recent years.

    Because we know that the parcours is varied.

    As soon as a woman's race takes place the parcours is often complained about as it doesn't force riders to specialise like the men. The mountains are not high enough for pure climbers, tts not long enough for power riders and classics not hilly / long enough for puncheurs. Instead a single all rounder can win them all. Not so with men.
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 11,194
    ddraver wrote:
    Should perhaps be a "Who is the second best rider behind AvV" question this year given how dominant she's been...

    Hat tip Interview of the year to Cecile Uttrip Ludwig (no, I didn't look up the spelling)...

    Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig

    That interview was incredible, pure joy.

    The one in Danish was even more extreme!

    http://sport.tv2.dk/video/SGVsZUNlY2lsaWUxNzA3amFxcGxv
    “Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

    @DrHeadgear

    The Vikings are coming!
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