I have no idea. I wanted to say Grace Brown, but if she's not riding it that's not the option I'm going to choose. There's a bunch of riders who I'd like to pick, but in the end I'm saying Vollering again - maybe, if van der Breggen is not totally up to it, she's going to help Demi a bit... in return for FW.
About those other races... you could take both. Of course Thüringen will always be better 'cause it's closer to me.
And then there's always the possibility to give half-points which is stupid but I've heard others have done it before.
As for additions to the predictions game, I don't really have a preference between Thüringen and Burgos. Wouldn't actually mind doing the game for both of those, but not sure Samu Cuenca shares the sentiment.
The kidnapping threats didn't come about in the game rhread, so I'm not sure I can deduct points because of them. But I'll keep an extra eye on her, that's for sure!
This is only close, because I have made some very bad decisions.
You might score some good points by being the only one to pick van Vleuten for the individual ranking, but then Jastrab may cost you some too. Libertine is the only one, who has a virtual point in the youth competition. Maria Novolodskaya now has a lead of six points over Muzic and eight over Norsgaard in third place.
I've finally decided that we're gonna do both the Vuelta a Burgos and Thüringen Ladies Tour. We don't have the full startlists yet, but Burgos could end up being another van Vleuten-van der Breggen showdown.
Burgos begins on Thursday and Thüringen next Tuesday, so hopefully we'll have the startlists in time for us to pick a top 3. Yes, this time we're a picking a top 3.
If one of our riders finishes third, we'll get one point, we'll gain two points for a rider finishing second, and three points if a chosen rider wins the race. So that means there's a whopping 12 points to be scored for each of us during these two races.
I reserve the right to make amendments when the full startlist comes out (particularly keeping an eye on that Dutch national team) but at the moment a mixture of hope and expectation yields:
1 Lucinda Brand
2 Liane Lippert
3 Ellen van Dijk