Women's Grand Prix Cycling


Women's Grand Prix

London's St James's Park is the venue for the Women's Pro Grand Prix, as cycling's elite female racers battle it out for supremacy. Featuring Olympic champion Laura Trott.


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A very good late Saturday afternoon to you from the finest finishing

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line anywhere in the world. To the west, and Buckingham Palace and

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Admiralty march to the East, again host the world-class sporting

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action. A loop of St James' Park and it features two riders who have

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history on this bit of tarmac, Marrianne Vos and Lizzie Armitstead.

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They start the Olympic road race for women, heading down the Mall. Both

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riders looking for the line, where is the gold medal going? Armitstead

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gets silver behind Marrianne Vos. I am delighted to say the race is

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better today that smack the weather is better today. And alongside me is

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Rochelle Gilmore, former Commonwealth Games champion. And

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your team are out there today, first of all, different race from 2012,

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this is a loop, like a criterion. And also because the riders are hear

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with their professional teams. --criterium four. This will be fast

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and open. Marrianne Vos, the greatest ever? Without a doubt. So

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inspirational to watch. She only has one team-mate today but you can

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guarantee she will be riding into the ground. She makes racing so

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exciting. She is the favourite but Lizzie Armitstead is in good form,

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taking Commonwealth title. You were not riding, obviously, in Glasgow. A

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great ride. Phenomenal, and at the Olympics she had such a perfect day,

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but in the Commonwealth Games she got her timing right. A lot of

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satisfied viewers and fans. In terms of her confidence, now she is a

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champion, you might see an even better rider? I think so, she has

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that title and she says it is easy to get carried away thinking

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everybody is here to watch her. But I think we will see more relaxed

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Lizzie, very approachable and laid-back. And let's not forget last

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year 's champion, do we believe that Laura is riding for Georgia

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Bronzini? She will have pressure, she also has a huge fan base in

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London. She has the cards to play with team-mates like Georgia

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Bronzini. They are ready to go, with Jill Douglas.

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To the crowd they received a wonderful reception. Marrianne Vos

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roundly wearing the rainbow jersey of world champion but here you one

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new Olympic title a couple of years ago. How does it feel to be back? It

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is two years ago and of course great to be back on the Mall, seeing

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Buckingham Palace. Good memories of that Olympic gold. And a couple of

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weeks ago you one on a very famous boulevard in Paris, what did mean to

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add to that the night? Both iconic, historic landmarks, in the capital

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of France and England. Definitely here lining up with these two

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champions. Best of luck, we move on to Commonwealth champion Lizzie

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Armitstead, from the pouring rain in Glasgow. And winning silver here in

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the pouring rain, different weather today and a different race? Very

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different race. I am here to have a lot of fun and enjoy the crowd.

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Looking back on those days, a couple of years ago it was a wonderful

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reception, it is special to ride on your home roads? Very special, as

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well as Commonwealth Games champion I get to race in front of the Queens

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house again. And a quick word with Laura, great to have you. What are

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your faults into this one, how confident are you of retaining your

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title? Not very, it is a completely different field. Obviously Marrianne

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Vos and Lizzie have come as well as well as our sprinter, Georgia

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Bronzini. It will be a race of getting one of our riders to the

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line instead of just putting it on a specific person. Best of luck. 1.3

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mile loop of St James' Park awaiting the riders and in the commentary box

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we have Simon Brotherton. It should be fantastic.

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Thank you, Jonathan, hello everybody. Almost ready to go with

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this women's Grand Prix, 100 riders, the biggest ever assembled for a

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circuit race in the United Kingdom and what a field, as you have just

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seen, led by the world and Olympic champion Marrianne Vos. Lizzie

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Armitstead fresh from the Commonwealth Games and Laura Trott,

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who won this race last year. We also have the two-time world champion

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Georgia Bronzini. Last year 's national circuit race champion

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Hannah Barnes and this year 's champion Eileen Roe from Scotland.

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Britain's most decorated female Paralympic, Sarah Storey, the

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Australian Tiffany Cromwell, Roxanne Knetemann, team-mate of Marrianne

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Vos, and look out for Katie Archibald, bronze medallist in the

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Commonwealth Games points race and prominent in every other event she

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was in. We have the setting, we have the field, all we need now is the

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flag to drop and the race will be on. Roughly 45 minutes, in the

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centre of London. Rather different conditions to that enjoyed by some

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of the riders last weekend in Glasgow. Lizzie Armitstead there in

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different colours today, those of her Boels Dolmans team, with the

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orange sleeves in the middle of the picture. And I think that this field

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will fairly rapidly be whittled down. HOOTER

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Difficult circuit to escape on, fast and flats. No hills at all. But I

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think with some of these riders, the best in the world, they will be

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looking to make it difficult from the word go and we are expecting a

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race here in which there are plenty of attacks as riders tried to see if

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they can get away here in the late afternoon sunshine. Heading towards

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Buckingham Palace now, the direction the mood takes them before a long

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bird cage walk and the left hand is turning into horse guards and then

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left, just before Admiralty arch, back into the Mall and the finish

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halfway along the Mall. We have our first attack of the race few hundred

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yards after the start. That is what we predicted, very exciting race. It

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is flat and fast and fast and does not lend itself to breakaways, but

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with the atmosphere, so many people cheering them on, I think the

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motivation of these riders to attack will be very high. Is there a change

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in professional women's cycling this you, we had the women's Tour in the

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UK in May, resounding success. Even more successful than the organisers

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figured it might be. And also with Marrianne Vos, La Course on the same

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afternoon as the finish of the Tour de France on the Shanxi Lee's a --

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Champs. Even the athletes were overwhelmed with the attention from

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the media and fans, very successful event, and a couple of weeks ago,

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the women's Tour de France event, La Course, another huge moment for

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women's cycling. The riders make the left-hand turn into horse guards

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Road. The team-mate of Marrianne Vos on the front, Roxanne Knetemann, she

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has a big task because Marrianne Vos has flown in with only one

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team-mate. The likes of Wiggle Honda have plenty of numbers today. Big

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task. Roxanne Knetemann moving to the fund. Saying we will take

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control from the start. If there is one rider who does not need help, it

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will be the world champion. She never turns up to a race just to

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make an appearance. You are right, they only have two but they have the

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ambition to win and Marianne Vos is still the one to beat. Everybody

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asking, how can we beat Marianne Vos? If she comes she wants to win.

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It is up to the teams to figure out a way to beat her. In the black

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jerseys with purple on, Sarah Storey and Katie Archibald leading the way

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for Pearl Izumi. Hayley Jones as well. A number of their riders

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prominence towards the front of the peloton. We were looking forward to

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seeing Katie Archibald today but she has had to withdraw, she had a

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wisdom tooth removed on Tuesday and has not been able to recover in time

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so not in condition to race today. Sarah Storey is there today,

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representing the Pearl Izumi sports Tours International team. Still

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settling down here in the early stages. Very busy day on the Mall,

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around 50,000 people taking part in the free cycle. Riders still coming

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through up to an hour before the start of this race. Wonderful

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atmosphere on the roads. If you live in London, quite something to be

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riding an empty roads, past the iconic sites. You were out? I got to

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experience that this morning, thousands of cyclists on closed

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roads, young kids, just families getting together and enjoying it.

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Personally it was quite an experience. I could not comprehend

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what it was but to get out there shoulder to shoulder with young

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children, families, listening to their conversations, it was quite a

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buzz. How will the top riders approach this? Is it slow and steady

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whittling down? I think it will be an exciting attacking race. It is

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quite calm at the moment. This race is quite short, it is fast and open

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and a lot of riders do not want a sprint because that is where

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Marianne Vos has the biggest advantage. It is all about trying to

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beat her now she has come here with purpose. We see her on the attack,

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very smart riding to take control and say, I am here to play the game.

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The race are now, Marianne Vos just a few minutes in, signalling her

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intent on this brief visit to London. Taking the race by the

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scruff of the neck and very quickly you will see its strings the race

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out. They will be in a long thin line behind her. Chasing the world

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champion. This is why she is so popular, she animates every single

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race. She won an La Course on the Champs a couple of weeks ago. She

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had to work very hard for that, she only just one, but then this weekend

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she won the World Cup in Germany, she is in good form. He has been

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racing in Holland in the criteriums. These are exciting

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riders, Lizzie Armitstead winning the Commonwealth Games road race a

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week ago. Armitstead just firing off the front, she was chased in media

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to lay by Nicola Juniper from Echelon Roto. Straight onto the

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wheel. Two of the three biggest names on the front in the first

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couple of laps. In the sunshine. A good move from Armitstead, she is

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here without any team-mate. Really brave thing at such a big race

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against really big teams, she just wants to have fun today. So is she

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just showing her face of the crowd can see her? She definitely wants to

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instigate something. Because she has outnumbered she wants a small group

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at the finish. Rather than in a big bunch by herself. This is Tiffany

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Cromwell for Specialized Lululemon. Also was in the com wrath games for

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Australia. Strong road rider, just missed out on a medal in Glasgow.

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Top ten finishes in classic races this year, ninth in the Tour of

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Flanders. Such a close friend for the bronze medal last week. She will

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be devastated. She asked to see the photo finish her she must have

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thought it was close. With the South African. She will be disappointed to

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have missed out. It was the right decision but only by millimetres.

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Such a close race. Considerably less than the width of a tie between the

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pair of them. Tiffany Cromwell from Australia. -- tyre. Wiggle Honda

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wants to close things down now the Laura Trott. I think that is United

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Healthcare. It looks like Hannah Barnes on the front two was the

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national circuit champion last year, just beaten on the line by Laura

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Trott in the sprint. Barnes Road for England in the Commonwealth Games

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last week and did a good job in the early part of the race, the first

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half in particular, marking some of the early moves on behalf of Lizzie

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Armitstead. Both she and Lucy Garner filled the role very well. Hannah

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Barnes dominated the domestic season and couple of years ago before she

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signed for United Healthcare in the states. There was a big question

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over whether she would make the transition from being dominant on

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the domestic scene to being a great international cyclist but the

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Commonwealth Games performance for Lizzie Armitstead has made people

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stand up and take notice. She has a huge future on the road. A very

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mature idea even though she is just 21, Hannah Barnes. A big year for

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her, based in the US, had a big win early season in Argentina. She has

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come on a bundle. A little breakaway group, now. That attack was not the

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show, because she has put pressure on people. She has split up the

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bunch, managed to pull it away. She looks like she has the national

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criterium Champion. Eileen Roe on her wheel, the 24-year-old from

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Fife, in the white jersey and Hannah Barnes in the blue and white in the

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centre. Great to see Hannah Barnes going on the attack, also because

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she is known as a sprinter and she is really applying the pressure.

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This is Eileen Roe, the national champion. There she is. Not fully

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committed to the move, having a look around to see who is there.

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Interesting, she gets to where the national champion's jersey because

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it is the criterium, rather than a road race, otherwise we would see

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Laura Trott, who recently won the national championship road race,

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wearing bee stripes. But Eileen Roe is doing the stripes proud. This

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race has come in a busy period. There is an important race in the

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winning's calendar as soon as tomorrow. The roots deep France

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starts tomorrow, so it might only be one crazy athlete, Georgia Bronzini,

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one of the best sprinters in the world, but the best Wiggle Honda

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sprinter, and she has come to race this evening. She needs to be in the

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car going over to France soon after the race we predict she will get

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there at 3am and will be on the start line at 11am. Georgia

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Bronzini, number four on her back today, one of the Wiggle Honda

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riders in the orange and black, the two times women's road race

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champion, in 2010 and 2011, back-to-back world champion. There

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is every chance she will figure prominently, the longer this goes

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on, as one of the key protagonists. It goes to show how important this

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race has become on the winning's calendar. Georgia Bronzini made

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history last year, winning six or seven stages straight of the route

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to France, which starts tomorrow, and she changed her calendar at the

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last minute to come over here, to either help Laura Trott defend the

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championship she won last year, or take on the sprint for Wiggle Honda

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herself. The riders, preparing to head back

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the mall, once again. Here they come, with 300 metres to go on the

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end of this latest lap. Controlling the pace. But an attack. Specialized

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Lululemon, one of the big teams in the race. She finished the Dureau

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this year, the American rider. -- the gyro. Specialized Lululemon, one

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of the strongest teams in women's cycling. The American rider, riding

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for Specialized Lululemon. A decent bunch, one or two beginning to drift

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off the back. There is Sarah Storey, and she will be riding the

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RideLondon 100, tomorrow morning. She is off to the world Road

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championship next week. She is out here, using this as preparation. She

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says she does not want to get too much in trouble in the bunch. She

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wants to set off the back or go off the front so we might see how have a

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go if the bunch sits up. We have certainly seen in the Grand Prix

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series this summer on the roads Britain that she has performed

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well, eighth overall. She finished second in the oddly Grand Prix

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recently to Lizzie Armitstead. Quite a turn of pace in this particular

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type of racing, as she does in most other types of racing, it must be

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said, Britain's most decorated female Paralympic athlete. She is

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not slowing down, so she is determined to break up the bunch and

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she is a real racer, very exciting to watch. Roxanne Knetemann is there

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with Marianne Vos, and she was the first to move towards the front of

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the race on the opening lap. Again, just showing her strength. This is

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the danger. Here comes the world champion again. Dangerous move, and

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the bunch as to respond. It is Georgia Bronzini's job to Mark

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Marianne Vos. She will be following Marianne Vos all day today, to make

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sure she takes the pressure off the likes of Laura Trott from Wiggle

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Honda. That is a dangerous move. Georgia Bronzini cannot close the

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gap. She cannot give up. She has to get there. That is a very strong

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attack from Marianne Vos. In an ideal world, what would Marianne Vos

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like at the end of the race? Would she like a small selection or is she

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bothered because she won a sprint at the Champs-Elysees and she has shown

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she can win from any situation? That is the thing about Marianne Vos, she

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can dictate the race. She has taken it into her own hands and she can

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control this race. She knows she can win on a small bag away or with a

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big peloton. She will be concerned that the likes of Wiggle Honda have

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strength in numbers at the finish so she is trying to tie around some

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legs and she will do that. If any of these riders have to chase down that

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kind of attack too many times, they will not have any legs left.

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Bronzini, there, in the black with orange trim and Eileen Roe up there

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as well, a couple of riders from Specialized Lululemon, but I saw

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that Hannah Barnes had responded to that moved by Marianne Vos. They

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come past us now and Hannah Barnes riding on the front with Lizzie

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Armitstead, followed by Bronzini, and Marianne Vos. I have to say,

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Hannah Barnes has really impressed me in the last couple of weeks. The

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ride at the Commonwealth Games was certainly oppressive, for Lizzie

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Armitstead and now she is setting the pace and putting pressure on

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other athletes in the peloton. Georgia Bronzini is a determined to

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stay on the wheel of Marianne Vos. I think this race is entering a new

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phase. Key riders are coming to the fore. You can see some faces being

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pulled by the riders. It is not easy out there. This is the damage

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Marianne Vos can do, when she decides she wants to make it a hard

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race, she certainly can do that. Beautiful pictures from the

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helicopter. What an iconic setting for this bike race. More attacks

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continue to come. Barnes has a little look and decide that it is

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another attack that she needs to follow, another move she needs to

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follow. That is the New Zealand criterium national champion, Emily

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Collins, riding for Wiggle Honda. She has decided she wanted to be a

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part of this, making the race card. She is not going to let Marianne Vos

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dictate the race. -- race hard. Collins was another rider involved

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in the Commonwealth Games in Scotland, only last week. As the

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race heads along bird cage walk. A move now from Sarah Storey. One of

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the Pearl Izumi riders. We have not seen Laura Trott at the front yet

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but she is obviously sensing danger and wants to get amongst it.

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The peloton, now heading into horse guards Road. Like we said earlier,

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this course is very difficult to get away because you don't get out of

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Cyclery quickly. There are long straight, no real technical corners.

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It lends itself to a big bunch coming back together. It tended into

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a race that Joanna Rowsell would rather forget, last year, taking a

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heavy tumble on the back of the course. Wiggle Honda asked her to

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come again, and she said she was cursed with it, a bit of bad luck

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last year when she broke her collarbone so she was not confident

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lining up again. Jo Rowsell was fantastic in the Commonwealth Games,

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winding the -- winning the individual pursuit gold medal. They

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come towards the finish again, Emilia Fahlin, one of

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come towards the finish again, Honda riders, having a look around

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at the front of the peloton. Wiggle Honda represented by Emily Collins,

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and Emily Farland. -- Emily Farley and. I think that is... It is

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Harriet Owen, who makes a move. One of the domestic riders. Third in the

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Grand Prix series in pita bread, round two. She won the race in 2012.

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One of those who rock -- who rode in the women's Tour of Britain, a

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resounding success earlier this year and many of those out there today

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enjoys the first-ever women's Tour of Britain. Harriet Owen, also a

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world silver medallist at junior level, four years ago on the track.

:25:19.:25:23.

She got a silver in the scratch race. Tiffany Cromwell did a counter

:25:24.:25:31.

again. There was a question about whether she was riding for Lizzie

:25:32.:25:34.

Armitstead today because they really great friends and they train

:25:35.:25:38.

together in Monaco by Specialized Lululemon have a team so she will be

:25:39.:25:42.

riding for her team, and looking for a result for herself. As we said,

:25:43.:25:46.

Lizzie Armitstead is outnumbered. She's racing for herself, by

:25:47.:25:51.

herself, today. She is right up to the front of the peloton in the

:25:52.:25:54.

White helmets and she has the orange sleeves on her jersey. That is the

:25:55.:25:59.

thing with riding by yourself at a race like this, you can't gamble and

:26:00.:26:03.

sit at the back and let your team-mates cover the moves at the

:26:04.:26:06.

front, you have to ride at the front. She is good at doing that. We

:26:07.:26:10.

saw at the luck was that she marked every move. -- lap course. But she

:26:11.:26:18.

had an horrific accident at high speed in the last kilometre on the

:26:19.:26:23.

Champs-Elysees. Everyone's heart was missing a beat because it was only

:26:24.:26:26.

one week before the Commonwealth Games but she came back from it.

:26:27.:26:31.

Even mentally, to block that out. She's intra Mendis form and she is

:26:32.:26:34.

on the front, Lizzie Armitstead, the Commonwealth Games gold medallist on

:26:35.:26:38.

the road. As she says, this is a different kettle of fish, to the one

:26:39.:26:42.

she was victorious in, in Glasgow last week. Talking to her before the

:26:43.:26:46.

start, she said the thing is she needs to concentrate on the World

:26:47.:26:49.

Championships, which means after winning the Commonwealth Games last

:26:50.:26:52.

week. She needed to take four days off, to have a physical rest. But

:26:53.:26:58.

more importantly, she needed to have a mental rest. She has two big

:26:59.:27:02.

targets, the Commonwealth Games and the World Championships and she

:27:03.:27:05.

cannot afford to peak every weekend. She has to keep this race in

:27:06.:27:08.

perspective. It is easy to get carried away when you have Sony fans

:27:09.:27:12.

on the side of the road that you want to impress. She says she cannot

:27:13.:27:15.

be too hard on herself, she has to be relaxed and race the best she

:27:16.:27:20.

can, but stay focused on her two big targets. Here we go once again. Was

:27:21.:27:24.

that Emily Collins going through at the front, the New Zealander? We

:27:25.:27:29.

will see in a moment. Yes it is one of the Wiggle Honda riders, Collins.

:27:30.:27:34.

She is the New Zealand national champion in this particular

:27:35.:27:36.

discipline which is why her jersey is different to the likes of Laura

:27:37.:27:40.

Trott and Georgia Bronzini. Collins now riding on the front. She is

:27:41.:27:46.

being marked closely. She is a dangerous rider to let go. You can

:27:47.:27:49.

see Lizzie Armitstead's counterattack. She is going to set

:27:50.:27:53.

this race alight. She wants to be a part of it and animate the race and

:27:54.:27:58.

see what she can do. She wants it to break up because she does not want

:27:59.:28:01.

to be outnumbered by 50 women at the finish. She wants to be in a small

:28:02.:28:05.

group of six or seven so she can control the situation. The attacks

:28:06.:28:09.

coming thick and fast but we are nearly 21 minutes into the race and

:28:10.:28:12.

it is still a decent sized peloton, altogether on the road. --

:28:13.:28:20.

altogether. Bronzini had to work very hard when Marianne Vos did that

:28:21.:28:24.

attack. But she will be sitting in. She is the type of sprinter that

:28:25.:28:27.

does not want a particularly hard race, wants to get to the finish

:28:28.:28:31.

with fresh legs. Marianne Vos will know that, and she is the only rider

:28:32.:28:35.

who can take away the victory in the big bunch sprint. Georgia Bronzini

:28:36.:28:44.

as one win, at the Giro is a Marianne Vos does not want to go to

:28:45.:28:48.

the finish with her. A good work-out for Sarah seven, as we head back

:28:49.:28:55.

towards the front end of the race. Talking to Guy Elliott, one of the

:28:56.:28:58.

organisers of this fabulous event, who also organises the women's Tour,

:28:59.:29:05.

he said it was difficult to get Marianne Vos to come to this race

:29:06.:29:07.

simply because she had orally committed to training with 13 --

:29:08.:29:14.

already committed to training with her team in Belgium this morning.

:29:15.:29:18.

The organisers flew her here in a private jet. That is how important

:29:19.:29:22.

for women cycling it was that she was here. She has trained with her

:29:23.:29:25.

team in Belgium this morning and then got on a private jet and flew

:29:26.:29:29.

in. She arrived one hour before the start. It is great to see that kind

:29:30.:29:33.

of commitment. She wants to support the race and she has scheduled it,

:29:34.:29:41.

as difficult as it is, she is here. It was some race, the Olympics two

:29:42.:29:45.

years ago, awful weather conditions but in a way that added to the whole

:29:46.:29:50.

event, it was an exciting race and as we remember it came down to a

:29:51.:29:55.

sprint, splashing along The Mall, Lizzie Armitstead and Marianne Vos.

:29:56.:30:00.

Sarah Storey really doing a good turnout the front of the bunch.

:30:01.:30:04.

Great to see, she said before the start I do not want to finish this

:30:05.:30:09.

race, my ambition is to hurt myself so much that I am unable to finish.

:30:10.:30:18.

That is her ambition, inspiring. Looking at her face she is on the

:30:19.:30:23.

way. Interesting approach. She wants to use the crowd to lift herself and

:30:24.:30:30.

get that intense training session. She is emptying every ounce of power

:30:31.:30:36.

and energy she has. Great to see Sarah Storey on the front of the

:30:37.:30:41.

bunch, 23 minutes into this women's race. World champion in third place.

:30:42.:30:45.

Rebecca Rimmington from Merlin Cycles in second place. Few little

:30:46.:30:52.

groups of riders being spat out the back of the peloton. Laura Cheesman

:30:53.:31:00.

on the back at the moment. And there we are at the front of the race with

:31:01.:31:06.

Sarah Storey once more. Definitely in fine form going into the World

:31:07.:31:11.

Championship. Not easy to sit on this type of peloton and set a pace

:31:12.:31:16.

like that. How fabulous to see the pain she can enjoy. Fantastic season

:31:17.:31:21.

this year on the road, winning a time trial in France, just a month

:31:22.:31:27.

ago. Quite impressive to see her in the able-bodied competition winning

:31:28.:31:32.

races at international level. Marianne Vos in third place, the

:31:33.:31:36.

world champion looking comfortable. Not often we see her in trouble. I

:31:37.:31:42.

saw her under pressure at the women's Giro d'Italia this year when

:31:43.:31:46.

Emma Pooley went off the front and could have been riding into the

:31:47.:31:50.

jersey, Marianne Vos under pressure. She normally has a strong Rabobank

:31:51.:31:56.

team around Herbert she looks very comfortable today with only one

:31:57.:32:03.

macro team-mate. Dash around her but. She has done cyclo-cross,

:32:04.:32:10.

mountain biking, she wins the lot. Nikki Harris on the far side. She

:32:11.:32:15.

said she will describe this race as being" you might guess, Nikki

:32:16.:32:19.

Harris, she says it is like a cyclo-cross race. She is using it as

:32:20.:32:25.

preparation for her cyclo-cross season. When we look at Marianne

:32:26.:32:31.

Vos, we think OK, Marianne Vos and Nikki Harris our competitors in

:32:32.:32:35.

cyclo-cross and they are finding it very comfortable because it is their

:32:36.:32:40.

type of race. Good timing, we mentioned cyclo-cross and are seen

:32:41.:32:43.

as off-road was mentioned Nikki Harris went to the front. Easing off

:32:44.:32:48.

slightly, in the yellow and blue. Cromwell again, she never runs out

:32:49.:32:55.

of batteries, Energizer Bunny. Not the first time we have seen her at

:32:56.:32:59.

the front, Lizzie Armitstead riding on the front. This is a group of

:33:00.:33:05.

four favourites, five favourites, this could be dangerous. I do not

:33:06.:33:10.

think you will see any cooperation from the likes of Laura Trott.

:33:11.:33:16.

Hannah Barnes in blue and white. Laura Trott in orange and black, she

:33:17.:33:24.

is there. This is a good move for Wiggle Honda with Laura Trott and

:33:25.:33:27.

Collins. Marianne Vos has missed this. It will come back in all

:33:28.:33:35.

likelihood. It looks promising for a moment. Laura Trott on the front, as

:33:36.:33:41.

we head for the race, she was not in top form. Certainly physically in

:33:42.:33:44.

Glasgow she was unwell, but still found a way to win when it came to

:33:45.:33:48.

the women's points race on the track. It came down to the final

:33:49.:33:53.

sprint. She finished in the end of level on points with one of her

:33:54.:33:57.

team-mates, but took the gold medal on counts back. She was level with

:33:58.:34:04.

Elinor Barker, very exciting. To know where she had come from that

:34:05.:34:08.

week, Laura was very ill, not able to eat leading up to the event. She

:34:09.:34:13.

wanted the gold medal, she wanted the common wealth games title. She

:34:14.:34:18.

had to reach really deep. She managed it and that is the true

:34:19.:34:23.

championship is. Of course she was not a team-mate on Monday, Elinor

:34:24.:34:27.

Barker, riding for Wales. The team-mates the rest of the year.

:34:28.:34:32.

Elinor Barker had an excellent Commonwealth Games. Very unlucky in

:34:33.:34:36.

the points race. Still lots of riders in this peloton. Bronzini in

:34:37.:34:43.

second place at the moment. Stalker on the front, from Specialized

:34:44.:34:49.

Lululemon. They realise they have a bit of a break. Bronzini putting

:34:50.:34:55.

some pressure on the pedals. That is not like her unless it looks like a

:34:56.:34:59.

promising break Bert stalker must have put some daylight between the

:35:00.:35:03.

group and the peloton because that is the only reason Georgia Bronzini

:35:04.:35:08.

would be putting the pressure on. As you can see, Bronzini stringing the

:35:09.:35:15.

peloton out. In the back of her mind she knows she has to travel the

:35:16.:35:21.

night. Stage 1 in France and 11am tomorrow. It's the cold yesterday to

:35:22.:35:26.

travel from Italy. It goes to show how important a race like this is.

:35:27.:35:35.

Sarah Storey has done a big turnout the fund. Peter Mullins from

:35:36.:35:43.

Australia for Wiggle Honda. She was in the Congo games on the mountain

:35:44.:35:48.

bikes. -- Peta Mullins. -- Commonwealth Games. She was in the

:35:49.:35:56.

women's Tour of Britain in May. Very heavy road programme to prepare for

:35:57.:36:00.

the Commonwealth Games mountain bikes, very unfortunate she had

:36:01.:36:04.

mechanicals. She will have to focus for the World Championship mountain

:36:05.:36:08.

bike race. Back into the mall, nearly half an hour gone in this

:36:09.:36:16.

race. Like you said it will come down to a bunch sprint, it very

:36:17.:36:21.

difficult to get away, still a significant number of riders left in

:36:22.:36:26.

this race. They come up to the line one more time, the white jersey is

:36:27.:36:30.

the national circuit race champions jersey, Eileen Roe. The other rider

:36:31.:36:36.

we saw was Hannah Walker. In the purple and white. Very popular

:36:37.:36:41.

rider, she will probably want to show her face. Everybody knows her

:36:42.:36:46.

face from the Adidas advert, if you Google YouTube Adidas that is who

:36:47.:36:52.

you will say. Walker in the middle of the picture. -- you will see.

:36:53.:37:00.

This will come down to a bunch meant, couple of riders trying to

:37:01.:37:05.

stay out of the wind. As you can see, the leaves are moving around,

:37:06.:37:10.

quite breezy. These riders have a little gap. Riding around at the

:37:11.:37:20.

back of the peloton. Sarah Storey still tagging on the back. As they

:37:21.:37:26.

head now into bird cage walk once again. And despite various riders

:37:27.:37:34.

having a look it has been impossible so far for anyone to form the

:37:35.:37:40.

breakaway. This is a great move, digging really deep, you can see she

:37:41.:37:45.

has the Swedish National championship stripes on her sleeves.

:37:46.:37:51.

Emilia Fahlin. She still has the knot of wearing the Swedish National

:37:52.:37:57.

stripes. She rides a big gear, very strong rider. National champion on

:37:58.:38:02.

the road and in the road time trial. She has opened up a gap as you can

:38:03.:38:07.

see, the first of the race. Emilia Fahlin, the bits like Joanna

:38:08.:38:11.

Rowsell, once she gets gay going she keeps on going. She looks so strong.

:38:12.:38:17.

Definitely very strong rider, taking some motivation from seeing the gap

:38:18.:38:23.

behind her. Two lead riders behind her in the peloton in Laura Trott

:38:24.:38:27.

and Georgia Bronzini. This will be the end of her race. She will either

:38:28.:38:32.

stay away or end up pulling out but this is what Wiggle Honda wanted.

:38:33.:38:39.

Marianne Vos wanted this. She will have to take up the chase. Marianne

:38:40.:38:43.

Vos having to do all the work in the white jersey with the rainbow world

:38:44.:38:50.

champions jersey. Leading the chase. Emilia Fahlin potentially

:38:51.:38:54.

drawing some of the sting from the world champion, making her do some

:38:55.:38:59.

work. One of the other Wiggle Honda riders, Georgia Bronzini, on her

:39:00.:39:03.

wheel. This is a little group, Lizzie Armitstead chases the latest

:39:04.:39:09.

attack on the left-hand side of the screen, is that Tiffany Cromwell

:39:10.:39:13.

again? She is having a fantastic race. She thrives on crowds like

:39:14.:39:17.

this. She loves this type of atmosphere. One of her best friends,

:39:18.:39:23.

Lizzie Armitstead. They will be trying to do each other favours.

:39:24.:39:27.

Great move by Wiggle Honda and Amy Roberts now in that little

:39:28.:39:31.

breakaway. Not much of a gap. As you said hopefully that took a bit of a

:39:32.:39:36.

sting out of Marianne Vos so some other riders have a chance. In

:39:37.:39:40.

theory it should have but in reality it is very difficult to tire her

:39:41.:39:46.

legs. The gap is very small, the chase is on. Inside the last five

:39:47.:39:52.

laps of the race. They can really starts to put the hammer down as

:39:53.:39:55.

they know the end is in sight. Will it be cagey? Five laps to go, a lot

:39:56.:40:03.

of riders will want an opportunity but it has been a hard race because

:40:04.:40:08.

there has been a lot of attacking. Emily Collins once more, Marianne

:40:09.:40:14.

Vos onto her wheel. Eileen Roe tries to get onto the coat tails, British

:40:15.:40:17.

champion. Lizzie Armitstead up there again. In great form, she has had an

:40:18.:40:24.

excellent year for Boels Dolmans. You mention that she is leading the

:40:25.:40:28.

World Cup, but she has been strong throughout the year. As Specialized

:40:29.:40:34.

Lululemon come to the front. Tiffany Cromwell again, very popular rider.

:40:35.:40:39.

It is for this very reason, she never gives up. Amy Roberts, with

:40:40.:40:43.

her. In fantastic form. Amy is very young. Just really letting people

:40:44.:40:49.

know who she is. She was strong in the Commonwealth Games. I think she

:40:50.:40:55.

surprised a few people and she was in the race for longer than

:40:56.:41:00.

expected, not her type of the rain. Fantastic job. Keep an eye on Amy

:41:01.:41:05.

Roberts, 19 years of age. 13th in the road race last week in the end

:41:06.:41:10.

but third in the Grand Prix series this summer. She won the race in

:41:11.:41:15.

Vidic, she has form in this type of race. -- Redditch. Roxanne Knetemann

:41:16.:41:26.

on the front, very famous name, her father Jerry sadly no longer

:41:27.:41:32.

witness, former world champion, winning in 1978 at the Nurnberg

:41:33.:41:39.

ring. Much decorated Dutch cyclist. These cyclists being lapped,

:41:40.:41:45.

Knetemann feeling the pressure now, the only support rider for Marianne

:41:46.:41:48.

Vos, she will be up against the likes of Armitstead, Trott,

:41:49.:41:54.

Bronzini. Really exciting sprint. It looks like that is where we are

:41:55.:41:59.

heading, some of the backmarkers and they're being lapped. Armitstead on

:42:00.:42:06.

the right of Knetemann as we look. Tucked in and around two riders

:42:07.:42:10.

behind Armitstead. Out of sight at the moment the rainbow jersey of

:42:11.:42:14.

world champion Marianne Vos. She is the one they will all be looking for

:42:15.:42:20.

at the end of this race. A few nervous riders because of the size

:42:21.:42:24.

of this peloton. The likes of Marianne Vos and her team-mate

:42:25.:42:32.

Knetemann do not no wall of the local riders. Wiggle Honda covering

:42:33.:42:36.

that moves again. Another attack from the front of the peloton. Keira

:42:37.:42:46.

McVitty for WyndyMilla. WyndyMilla Reynolds. Launching that attack

:42:47.:42:53.

halfway down the Mall, swiftly closed down. Emily Collins in third

:42:54.:43:00.

place in the black and white. Fifth in line is Lizzie Armitstead. These

:43:01.:43:05.

riders will be taking deep breaths, Emily Collins applying the pressure.

:43:06.:43:10.

She wants to make it hard in the spring. She has the Lululemon team,

:43:11.:43:16.

bit of a tongue twister. Specialized Lululemon, one of the strongest

:43:17.:43:20.

teams in the world, they have covered that move of Emily Collins.

:43:21.:43:25.

Who should we be looking for from the Specialized Lululemon seen in a

:43:26.:43:29.

sprint? If it comes down to the sprint they have not got much of a

:43:30.:43:34.

chance which is why they are working so hard. Tiffany Cromwell is quite

:43:35.:43:38.

asked herself. As you see she has done a lot of work in this race.

:43:39.:43:42.

They have played their cards of trying to get the breakaway but it

:43:43.:43:45.

has not worked, it will be difficult for them to finish on the podium.

:43:46.:43:51.

Marianne Vos won the women's Tour here in May, she also won three

:43:52.:43:54.

stages of the race. Very dominant performance. Lizzie Armitstead

:43:55.:44:00.

feeling unwell going into the final day, unable to finish the race. As

:44:01.:44:04.

we mentioned she has had an excellent season. And here we go,

:44:05.:44:09.

Wiggle Honda on the attack. It will be an exciting finish, it has to be

:44:10.:44:14.

Marianne Vos closing everything down, clear indication she wants to

:44:15.:44:19.

win this race. She is taking everything into her own hands. She

:44:20.:44:24.

will cover every single move. Quite capable of doing that and still

:44:25.:44:27.

winning the sprint, that is why she has been named as the most

:44:28.:44:31.

successful and talented women cyclist in the history of women's

:44:32.:44:37.

cycling. At the moment for Wiggle Honda? I think that is the Swedish

:44:38.:44:42.

national champion. Emilia Fahlin, she has had a great race covering

:44:43.:44:46.

things. Roberts coming into the picture now. That is the rider in

:44:47.:44:53.

the purple. An attack from Amy Roberts as we were speaking about

:44:54.:44:57.

her, it is a really good move. We have not seen that much of a gap

:44:58.:45:01.

today. Very swift move from Amy Roberts. Just opening up a little

:45:02.:45:10.

bit of a gap here. Some hesitation behind saying she will have to carry

:45:11.:45:18.

on with this. She Has Got One Of The Stronger Teams Here. They Are Taking

:45:19.:45:21.

Matters Into Their Own Hands But There Is A Bit Of Hesitation In The

:45:22.:45:29.

Peloton. A Couple Of Riders, There, Hannah Ormesher. Marianne Vos Has

:45:30.:45:40.

Had To Take Up The Case Again, because she is the favourite. It

:45:41.:45:44.

can't be easy when everyone is expecting you to win every time you

:45:45.:45:49.

sit on your bike but she delivers, time and again. She is right in the

:45:50.:45:54.

thick of it, as expected. Lizzie Armitstead, right on Marianne Vos'

:45:55.:45:59.

wheel. The world champion, just closing down the gap to the front

:46:00.:46:03.

with the Lizzie Armitstead in third place. It looked as though it might

:46:04.:46:07.

be Bronzini and forth, just behind Armitstead. I am sure it is the

:46:08.:46:11.

Italian who should not be discounted yet at the race. She finished 11th

:46:12.:46:15.

in the spread in the Champs-Elysees. Not a particularly

:46:16.:46:20.

good they could Georgia Bronzini, then, it was one of her targets but

:46:21.:46:26.

she got through the Jared Italia and decided to have a break -- the Giro

:46:27.:46:32.

d'Italia decided to have a break. Emily Collins, again, here, who has

:46:33.:46:36.

been very active today. Collins, really digging in on the front.

:46:37.:46:43.

Pushing, driving on. She is such a small rider but so strong on the

:46:44.:46:47.

flat. She is very handy in the sprint as well but she won't be

:46:48.:46:50.

thinking about that today. She's just trying to put pressure on

:46:51.:46:54.

Marianne Vos to set it up to Laura Trott or Georgia Bronzini. A small

:46:55.:46:58.

rider Budgie has a decent. Emily Collins won a classic last year, a

:46:59.:47:07.

big race on the women's calendar. -- but she has a big engine. She has

:47:08.:47:13.

had a painting schedule since last weekend at the Commonwealth Games,

:47:14.:47:16.

back home and then back here on Friday, so a hectic travel schedule

:47:17.:47:20.

between the two races in Glasgow and here in London. It is looking a bit

:47:21.:47:25.

late for anyone to make a move and get away. Tiffany Cromwell will not

:47:26.:47:30.

give up yet. On the right of your screen, Emilia Fahlin, these former

:47:31.:47:35.

Swedish national champion, putting pressure and Tiffany Cromwell from

:47:36.:47:39.

Specialized Lululemon tried to come across. The Swede and the Australian

:47:40.:47:42.

and I think we have just seen Lizzie Armitstead jump out of the pack.

:47:43.:47:47.

Maybe now the race will break up a bit. You can see Emilia Fahlin is

:47:48.:47:49.

going right into the red, making this move. She does turn a big ear

:47:50.:47:54.

as she comes out of the corner. Anyone would have said the last time

:47:55.:47:59.

she made the move that it was the end of her for today Budgie has back

:48:00.:48:03.

to do it again. Roxanne Knetemann coming across. This could be a break

:48:04.:48:12.

break. It is the Rabo-Liv rider we were not expecting at the front of

:48:13.:48:16.

it there, now, Emilia Fahlin leading the way with Roxanne Knetemann and

:48:17.:48:18.

also Tiffany Cromwell and then leading the rest of them over the

:48:19.:48:22.

line, Nicola Juniper. Hannah Barnes did a lot of work to bring that back

:48:23.:48:26.

but did not really close the gap. They still have a bit of a gap and a

:48:27.:48:30.

bit of hesitation but Tiffany Cromwell is not stopping today.

:48:31.:48:34.

Cromwell, not interested in sitting up. She will continue with the move

:48:35.:48:38.

now she realises that it looks as though they will come back together.

:48:39.:48:42.

Emilia Fahlin, just easing off on the front of the race. It looks like

:48:43.:48:48.

there was a bit of confusion. They thought they had been caught but

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then they realised the peloton was going to leave them for a bit

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longer. Tiffany Cromwell says, "I have come too far now, I have two

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MTV tank". Cromwell did not need asking twice but they are

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freewheeling and looking around so it looks as though the breakaway

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will not gain any time. Sarah Storey come on the left of the screen. She

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has done a great job to hang on. It has been a very hard race because

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they have not sat up and taking a breather much. It looks like Hannah

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Barnes has taken up a lot of the responsibility to bring back the

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chasing pack. This is Roxanne Knetemann in the orange and white,

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and in the black-and-white, in the centre, Tiffany Cromwell but with

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the peloton coming back together, Cromwell will need a good half a

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minute to get her breath back before she launches yet another attack,

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knowing her. Lizzie Armitstead, very vigilant towards the front and here

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comes another attack on the inside. One of the riders from Matrix,

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swiftly chased down. Marianne Vos is in third place now. She does an

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amazing job to get a self-imposed after she has been under a bit of

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pressure. She would have taken a few deep breaths and getting closer to

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the finish will be inspiring and motivating for her. She is heavily

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marked by Georgia Bronzini. Can Bronzini take the victory? Marianne

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Vos is the clear favourite and everyone will be surprised if she

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gets beaten. A lot of looking around. Emily Collins applying more

:50:26.:50:33.

pressure. Their areas a fair gap. -- there is a fair gap. She has got

:50:34.:50:37.

something left after a very hard race Budgie has made a good move.

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Marianne Vos is looking around and you can't afford to do that. She has

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decided to take up the chase once again. Here we come, now, from Horse

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Guards Parade, into the mall, once more and it is Emily Collins leading

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the way. -- into The Mall. Collins leading the way and Marianne Vos

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stalking her every move, Bronzini on how will and Armitstead in fourth

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place and it looks like Laura Trott is perhaps in fifth place. We have

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not seen much of her today. She might have something left in the

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legs. Emily Collins, Marianne Vos, Bronzini. What a final lap this is

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going to be, as they take the bell. We have seen the favourites doing

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all the work all the big names but will we see one of the riders we

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have not seen yet on podium? Peta Mullins, the Australian mountain

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bike rider, having one last little bit. What a turn of pace from Peta

:51:33.:51:38.

Mullins as she heads towards Buckingham Palace, getting ready to

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make the left-hand turn in front of the Fountain, just gaining a bit of

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ground, which is foreshortened slightly by the camera angle but

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there can be no more than a couple of seconds in it at most. Roxanne

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Knetemann leads the chase. She is working so hard for her team leader,

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the only other rider from her team here today, Marianne Vos. Lizzie

:51:58.:51:59.

Armitstead has looked comfortable in this race, I have to say, all the

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way through. She showed her face at the front early on and any time

:52:05.:52:08.

anyone has made a move, she has been there or thereabouts without having

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to do too much work. This is an exciting finish. These are the best

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riders in the world, coming over to the UK for this race. This could be

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taking place anywhere in the world because all the big names are at the

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front. Peta Mullins with a strong attack. She is managing to hold the

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pace. We have seen and other Wiggle Honda rider, Amy Roberts. The

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19-year-old from Wales, now the front of the race, in the very last

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lap of the Prix. She has still got to hitch up the leg of her shorts.

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She has got something there, just in case. But Wiggle Honda, definitely

:52:49.:52:52.

putting pressure on the likes of Marianne Vos and Roxanne Knetemann.

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Lizzie Armitstead is getting the free ride, being very patient. What

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a sprint this is likely to be as they head towards The Mall. Amy

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Roberts leading the way. Not much in it. Inside the last kilometre of the

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race. She is going to give it everything she has possibly got. You

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can see Marianne Vos' team-mate on the front, Roxanne Knetemann, who

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came here with a very big task and she is doing everything she can for

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her team-mate, to set her up. Marianne Vos can probably win from

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here. She has to be the clear favourite. Amy Roberts on the front

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and Roxanne Knetemann leading the way, the British National circuit

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race champion Eileen Roe is still there, and Tiffany Cromwell and

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Lizzie Armitstead in third place. Bronzini, the Italian, now, as they

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come into the finishing straight. Amy Roberts is dying a thousand

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deaths in the lead as they chase her down. Eileen Roe makes the move past

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Roberts. Coming to the centre is Lizzie Armitstead but here comes the

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world champion, Marianne Vos hits the front! Bronzini tries to follow

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her on the wheel, Eileen Roe in third, Armitstead in fourth at the

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moment and here they come, Bronzini leading the way to the line! It was

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such a close finish! Georgia Bronzini, from Italy, the Wiggle

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Honda rider, in a photo finish with Marianne Vos, the world champion, as

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they came hurtling down The Mall. What a sprint for the line. That was

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an unbelievable sprint. Ron Deeney left a late run -- Bronzini left. It

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was so close, a photo finish. We have to find out -- to wait to find

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out who has taken the RideLondon Grand Prix 2014. It looked like

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Georgia Bronzini to me, not by much but I think the Italian has snatched

:54:40.:54:43.

victory. We will wait for the replay. There is Georgia Bronzini,

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twice the world road race champion, who was watching the moves all the

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way. She was sticking on Marianne Vos' wheel and she made her move at

:54:52.:54:55.

the right time. That was Eileen Roe on the left-hand side. Chase down

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immediately by Marianne Vos and Lizzie Armitstead is in the orange

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with the black stripe in the middle. Georgia Bronzini, has she got the

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legs to overhaul Marianne Vos? She certainly had the speed at the vital

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moment of the sprint, as they came over the line. Georgia Bronzini

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takes the victory by half a bike length. That is a stunning victory.

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Here we go again. Marianne Vos, when she normally hits the front, that is

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the last that anyone sees of her. But Georgia Bronzini, with one stage

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win in the Giro d'Italia this year, winds in London. For her, that was a

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spectacular success. Her sprint was timed to perfection. She was some

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distance back but it was all about the timing of the sprint and the

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timing for her was absolutely right. It is not very often we see the

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world champion beaten but we have seen her beaten here today, not by

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much but a Google bit was enough. Georgia Bronzini, the double world

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champion, is the winner, and Marianne Vos takes second place, and

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Lizzie Armitstead over the line in third, with Eileen Roe in fourth,

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and Laura Trott in fifth place. Just waiting for official confirmation of

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the result. Tiffany Cromwell attacked so many

:56:08.:56:24.

times, was still involved in this print at the end. -- in the sprint.

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I think we can go down to the roadside, with Jill Douglas, who has

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got the winner. Just waving to the crowds and that

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was a beautifully timed sprint. It was an amazing race and I'm really

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excited because the last time I was here was the Olympic Games and I was

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a bit unlucky in that race and the day, I really wanted to win in this

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beautiful city. They have welcomed us. I really wanted it. A very

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aggressive race right from the beginning but the team worked very

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hard. I asked my team to show how women's cycling is. We often power.

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-- we are full of power and we have nothing less than the men. It was a

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beautiful show for the people. There was some amazing chasing. It was

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really beautiful. You have taken a couple of big scalps today. Yes,

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sure. Enjoy it, thank you for joining us.

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Brilliant performance from Georgia Bronzini add a happy team manager

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alongside me. She said she was full of power, like a man. What an

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amazing ride. It was phenomenal, she had to rely on her Wiggle Honda

:57:46.:57:47.

team-mates and we saw a very professional race. The way it played

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out, they had to put Marianne Vos under pressure and every Wiggle

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Honda rider had to ride at their peak. They peaked for this race, a

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very important race on our calendar, being British based. To manage to

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win today's fabulous. A long journey for her tomorrow, well, today. She

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is under pressure to be out of here in the next half-hour because she

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has to get to a remote place in France will be start of the route.

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She will travel in her hotel at -- to be at her hotel at 4am and she

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will be on the start line at 11am. We are back tomorrow, with

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RideLondon. Look out for Sir Bradley Wiggins and Philip Gilbert in the

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men's race. But that is it from The Mall where Marianne Vos, the

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greatest women's cyclist ever was just pipped by Georgia Bronzini. We

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will see you tomorrow. Thank you for your company. Goodbye.

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London's St James's Park is the venue for the Women's Pro Grand Prix, as cycling's elite female racers battle it out for supremacy. Britain's double Olympic champion Laura Trott emerged victorious in the inaugural race in 2013, timing her sprint finish to perfection to see off Hannah Barnes.


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