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Wiggle Honda’s Italian rider outsprints Vos and Armitstead to take Prudential RideLondon Grand Prix

Giorgia Bronzini’s victory in Saturday’s Prudential RideLondon Grand Prix meant two out of two for Wiggle Honda. The team's Laura Trott won last year's inaugural edition, and the Italian’s victory was caught on camera with a film crew following the team at the event as well as on-bike footage.

In the first video, the team plan is set out – attack, attack and attack to try and put under pressure the women who are the world’s top riders at the moment, Marianne Vos of Rabobank-Liv and Boels-Dolman’s Lizzie Armitstead.

Last time Vos and Armitstead sprinted on The Mall, it was the London 2012 Olympic Games with the Dutch woman triumphing over the Briton, and she followed that success by winning the past two World Championship road races.

This time round, Bronzini was in the mix too. She had beaten Vos to the rainbow jersey in both 2010 and 2011, and on Saturday got into her slipstream to pip her to victory – and in a nice touch is immediately congratulated by her rival. Here’s some extended on-bike footage.

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.

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Jimmy Ray Will [514 posts] 2 years ago
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Great stuff... great to see my team mates getting proper stuck in there as well.

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notfastenough [3715 posts] 2 years ago
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Jimmy Ray Will wrote:

Great stuff... great to see my team mates getting proper stuck in there as well.

Which team's yours?

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Jimmy Ray Will [514 posts] 2 years ago
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Starley Primal... Eileen Roe finished a super, duper fourth.

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Simon_MacMichael [2466 posts] 2 years ago
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Jimmy Ray Will wrote:

Starley Primal... Eileen Roe finished a super, duper fourth.

"You came fourth? How disappointing to miss the podium, who was on it?"

"Oh, you know... Bronzini, Vos, Armitstead..."

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Chapeau

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notfastenough [3715 posts] 2 years ago
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Jimmy Ray Will wrote:

Starley Primal... Eileen Roe finished a super, duper fourth.

That is indeed a brilliant effort.

Forgive me, but I went to the team website and assumed that you're James Williams - I clicked on the name expecting a spotty 23-year-old weighing about 8 stone, sorry! Good luck with the last season!

Edit: just managed to watch the vid, how they manage to not touch wheels in that melee is beyond me! Awesome stuff.