Bradford - Harrogate 150 km (3 local laps in the finale)
Welcome to another edition of The Netherlands vs. The Rest. This time it may be a more even fight than most. Yes, 6 or 7 of the top favorites for the win are Dutch but some of the opponents look more dangerous than the Dutch are used to.
So while the whole world assumes Marianne Vos cannot lose on this course, I think........
Helen Alderson of the Day: Marta Bastianelli
On the list of classic blunders, just after "never get involved in a land war in asia" comes "never underestimate Italians in a women's World Championship. Bastianelli has been the most consistent big winner of the year, I doubt that changes for the worse on the freakishly strong Italian national team.