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.”
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