Footage from yesterday's Trofeo Binda in Italy, plus Laura Trott and team mates look ahead to May's race in UK...

Yesterday saw the second round of the UCI Women Road World Cup with Lizzie Armitstead of Boels-Dolmans, winner of the Ronde van Drenthe a fortnight ago, seeking to keep hold of the series leader's jersey at the Trofeo Binda in the beautiful setting of the hills above Italy's Lake Maggiore - find out how she got on in the video below. Meanwhile, in the second video, Wiggle-Honda's riders including double OIympic champion Laura Trott and two-time road world champion Giorgia Bronzini* are looking forward to May's debut edition of the Women's Tour - and there's also some video from the team's recent training camp.

* If your Italian's rusty or non-existent, Bronzini is saying: “Italian kids, try to be there at the Women’s Tour, it’s really important for us and I need your support.”

Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.