Prediction Game 2021 Women's Edition

I've decided to follow BlueRoads's suggestion in the other prediction thread and have a created a similar game for the women.
I hope all of you will be taking part in this fantastic and revolutionising game. The rules are quite simple, you just have to guess the riders, who'll win/achieve something during the 2021 season.
I will be playing too, but I won't have any favourites among the participants.

Now I'm not sure if the listed races and competitions should actually be the ones, that end up in the game, so feel free to suggest any changes. The points distribution may need a overhaul as well.
There could also be some kind of prize for the winner.

Predictions may be changed up until 10 o'clock AM (GMT +1) on the day of the start of a race. The predictions for the final WT rankings need to be handed in with the ones for Strade Bianchi on Saturday.


Please note that I will personally scan all predictions to make sure, that no mechanical doping was used during the thinking process.
If you have been writing with your forearms placed in a TT position over the keyboard and/or been supertucking in order to save energy, when adding van der Breggen/van Vleuten's names for the 117th time, you will receive a phone call from Anne Gripper.

RacePre-race prediction
Strade Bianche (1 point)
Trofeo Alfredo Binda (1 point)
Gent-Wevelgem (1 point)
Ronde van Vlaanderen (1 point)
Scheldeprijs (1 point)
Paris-Roubaix (1 point)
Amstel Gold Race (1 point)
La Flèche Wallonne (1 point)
Liège-Bastogne-Liège (1 point)
La Course by Le Tour de France (1 point)
Giro winner (2/1 point)
Giro podium 2 (2/1 point)
Giro podium 3 (2/1 point)
Giro - Points jersey (1 point)
Giro - KOM (1 point)
Donostia San Sebastián Klasikoa (1 point)
OG Road Race (1 point)
OG Time Trial (1 point)
Ceratizit Challenge by la Vuelta (1 point)
WC Road Race (1 point)
WC Time Trial (1 point)
Winner of the individual WT ranking (1 point)
Winner of the youth ranking (1 point)
Winner of the team ranking (1 point)
 
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No one else wanna play? So, let me get this straight; we only have to do the pre-race guess not the guessing at the start of the season guess?

NOTE: I don't know if it's necessary, but I guess I better err on the side of caution, and apply for a TUE for my glasses.
RacePre-race prediction
Strade Bianche (1 point)Van Vleuten
Trofeo Alfredo Binda (1 point)Uttrup
Gent-Wevelgem (1 point)D'Hoore
Ronde van Vlaanderen (1 point)Van Vleuten
Scheldeprijs (1 point)Norsgaard
Paris-Roubaix (1 point)
Amstel Gold Race (1 point)Niewiadoma
La Flèche Wallonne (1 point)Van Der Breggen
Liège-Bastogne-Liège (1 point)
La Course by Le Tour de France (1 point)
Giro winner (2/1 point)
Giro podium 2 (2/1 point)
Giro podium 3 (2/1 point)
Giro - Points jersey (1 point)
Giro - KOM (1 point)
Donostia San Sebastián Klasikoa (1 point)
OG Road Race (1 point)
OG Time Trial (1 point)
Ceratizit Challenge by la Vuelta (1 point)
WC Road Race (1 point)
WC Time Trial (1 point)
Winner of the individual WT ranking (1 point)Van Vleuten
Winner of the youth ranking (1 point)Jastrab
Winner of the team rankingSD Worx

So, I'll just edit this post whenever I add new guesses?
 
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No one else wanna play? So, let me get this straight; we only have to do the pre-race guess not the guessing at the start of the season guess?
I gues eveeryone was just waiting for either you or Libertine, so they could copy your answers ;)
Although I was looking forward to actually win something for once, it's better to have a little competition.

NOTE: I don't know if it's necessary, but I guess I better err on the side of caution, and apply for a TUE for my glasses.
The doctor has taken a close look at your prescription and decided to grant you a TUE. Luckily for you, he's a friend of Alex Zülle.

So, I'll just edit this post whenever I add new guesses?
I think that would be the easiest for me.

Do you have any opinion regarding the list of races?
 
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RacePre-race prediction
Strade Bianche (1 point)Anna van der Breggen
Trofeo Alfredo Binda (1 point)
Gent-Wevelgem (1 point)
Ronde van Vlaanderen (1 point)
Scheldeprijs (1 point)
Paris-Roubaix (1 point)
Amstel Gold Race (1 point)
La Flèche Wallonne (1 point)
Liège-Bastogne-Liège (1 point)
La Course by Le Tour de France (1 point)
Giro winner (2/1 point)
Giro podium 2 (2/1 point)
Giro podium 3 (2/1 point)
Giro - Points jersey (1 point)
Giro - KOM (1 point)
Donostia San Sebastián Klasikoa (1 point)
OG Road Race (1 point)
OG Time Trial (1 point)
Ceratizit Challenge by la Vuelta (1 point)
WC Road Race (1 point)
WC Time Trial (1 point)
Winner of the individual WT ranking (1 point)Anna van der Breggen
Winner of the youth ranking (1 point)Lorena Wiebes
Winner of the team ranking (1 point)SD Worx
 
I will take part, but I'll also be really bad because I don't have a clue. Good thing you're playing, Redhead! I guess the problem here is also that those who know most about women's cycling in this forum are not the ones who take part in these kind of games? (I've never seen Libertine doing predictions.)
 
Well, I don't have much of a clue either. For starters; I didn't even realise Wiebes is young enough to be in the youth ranking.
I wasn't sure either at first :laughing: Riders born in or after 1999 can enter (I think).
Wiebes is the safe, but boring answer. Megan Jastrab is not a bad choice, but she might do better next year or the year after that.
But remember, you are allowed to change it before Strade, if you want to.

And @BlueRoads, I'm definitely no expert either, so you'll probably do alright.
 
RacePre-race prediction
Strade Bianche (1 point)van der Breggen
Trofeo Alfredo Binda (1 point)Cecchini
Gent-Wevelgem (1 point)Kopecky
Ronde van Vlaanderen (1 point)van der Breggen
Scheldeprijs (1 point)Wiebes
Paris-Roubaix (1 point)
Amstel Gold Race (1 point)van den Broek-Blaak
La Flèche Wallonne (1 point)Vollering
Liège-Bastogne-Liège (1 point)
La Course by Le Tour de France (1 point)
Giro winner (2/1 point)
Giro podium 2 (2/1 point)
Giro podium 3 (2/1 point)
Giro - Points jersey (1 point)
Giro - KOM (1 point)
Donostia San Sebastián Klasikoa (1 point)
OG Road Race (1 point)
OG Time Trial (1 point)
Ceratizit Challenge by la Vuelta (1 point)
WC Road Race (1 point)
WC Time Trial (1 point)
Winner of the individual WT ranking (1 point)van der Breggen
Winner of the youth ranking (1 point)Lorena Wiebes
Winner of the team ranking (1 point)SD Worx
 
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RacePre-race prediction
Strade Bianche (1 point)van der Breggen
Trofeo Alfredo Binda (1 point)
Gent-Wevelgem (1 point)
Ronde van Vlaanderen (1 point)
Scheldeprijs (1 point)
Paris-Roubaix (1 point)
Amstel Gold Race (1 point)
La Flèche Wallonne (1 point)
Liège-Bastogne-Liège (1 point)
La Course by Le Tour de France (1 point)
Giro winner (2/1 point)
Giro podium 2 (2/1 point)
Giro podium 3 (2/1 point)
Giro - Points jersey (1 point)
Giro - KOM (1 point)
Donostia San Sebastián Klasikoa (1 point)
OG Road Race (1 point)
OG Time Trial (1 point)
Ceratizit Challenge by la Vuelta (1 point)
WC Road Race (1 point)
WC Time Trial (1 point)
Winner of the individual WT ranking (1 point)van der Breggen
Winner of the youth ranking (1 point)Mikayla Harvey
Winner of the team ranking (1 point)SD Worx
I'm pretty sure, Mikayla Harvey is too old for the youth competition this year, so you may have to reconsider betting on her to win it ;)
 
I will take part, but I'll also be really bad because I don't have a clue. Good thing you're playing, Redhead! I guess the problem here is also that those who know most about women's cycling in this forum are not the ones who take part in these kind of games? (I've never seen Libertine doing predictions.)
Biggest problem is the tendency to go for leftfield or hipster picks rather than the obvious choices, more for the satisfaction of the occasional right answer; or just going for who I want to win rather than who likely will.

Also going for Harvey to win the U23 even if '98 births were eligible would come across the problem of the calendar not giving her enough chances to shine - '98 births would also bring Liane Lippert back into eligibility too.

Strade Bianche: Demi Vollering. WWT U23: Emma Norsgaard.
 
Biggest problem is the tendency to go for leftfield or hipster picks rather than the obvious choices, more for the satisfaction of the occasional right answer; or just going for who I want to win rather than who likely will.

Also going for Harvey to win the U23 even if '98 births were eligible would come across the problem of the calendar not giving her enough chances to shine - '98 births would also bring Liane Lippert back into eligibility too.

Strade Bianche: Demi Vollering. WWT U23: Emma Norsgaard.
I obviously considered Norsgaard, but I'm not fully convinced that she'll keep her current level through the whole season.
She is my current favourite for Scheldeprijs though.

Do you have any predictions for the team and individual rankings as well?
 
Might as well try my hand in this too. At the very least it should concentrate more of my attention to this side of the sport and increase the very limited knowledge of it I currently have. :)

RacePre-race prediction
Strade Bianche (1 point)van Vleuten
Trofeo Alfredo Binda (1 point)
Gent-Wevelgem (1 point)
Ronde van Vlaanderen (1 point)
Scheldeprijs (1 point)
Paris-Roubaix (1 point)
Amstel Gold Race (1 point)
La Flèche Wallonne (1 point)
Liège-Bastogne-Liège (1 point)
La Course by Le Tour de France (1 point)
Giro winner (2/1 point)
Giro podium 2 (2/1 point)
Giro podium 3 (2/1 point)
Giro - Points jersey (1 point)
Giro - KOM (1 point)
Donostia San Sebastián Klasikoa (1 point)
OG Road Race (1 point)
OG Time Trial (1 point)
Ceratizit Challenge by la Vuelta (1 point)
WC Road Race (1 point)
WC Time Trial (1 point)
Winner of the individual WT ranking (1 point)
Winner of the youth ranking (1 point)
Winner of the team ranking (1 point)
 
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I obviously considered Norsgaard, but I'm not fully convinced that she'll keep her current level through the whole season.
She is my current favourite for Scheldeprijs though.

Do you have any predictions for the team and individual rankings as well?
SD Worx and Anna van der Breggen, most likely. I have some thought there might be a chance for Lizzie Deignan with the paucity of major climbing races that would be outside her remit, but I can't risk the dishonour of having a reason to cheer for her.
 
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Ok, so none of us got a point yet, but we still have a lot of racing left. Next up is the Trofeo Alfredo Binda (one of the races he didn't actually win due to numerous reasons) on March 21st.


@Põhja Konn, you didn't pick any winners for the overall WT rankings, but since I didn't catch it beforehand, so you get a new chance to pick them before the next race.
 
My overall rankings predictions, not exactly original:

RacePre-race prediction
Strade Bianche (1 point)
Trofeo Alfredo Binda (1 point)
Gent-Wevelgem (1 point)
Ronde van Vlaanderen (1 point)
Scheldeprijs (1 point)
Paris-Roubaix (1 point)
Amstel Gold Race (1 point)
La Flèche Wallonne (1 point)
Liège-Bastogne-Liège (1 point)
La Course by Le Tour de France (1 point)
Giro winner (2/1 point)
Giro podium 2 (2/1 point)
Giro podium 3 (2/1 point)
Giro - Points jersey (1 point)
Giro - KOM (1 point)
Donostia San Sebastián Klasikoa (1 point)
OG Road Race (1 point)
OG Time Trial (1 point)
Ceratizit Challenge by la Vuelta (1 point)
WC Road Race (1 point)
WC Time Trial (1 point)
Winner of the individual WT ranking (1 point)Van der Breggen
Winner of the youth ranking (1 point)Wiebes
Winner of the team ranking (1 point)SD Worx
 
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