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.”
Simon joined road.cc as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.