Valentina Scandolara charts her lead-up to Trofeo Alfredo Binda, including bumping into Cadel Evans
The Australian team has become known for its infamous, quirky videos in recent years, with jovial replications of music videos becoming a particular favourite for the Orica producers, including a recent mock version of Coldplay’s A Sky Full of Stars.
This time it is the turn of the Orica-AIS team rider Valentina Scandolara to bring us a video.
Using her GoPro camera, the Italian rider has published a near-five minute video of her preparation for last week’s Trofeo Alfredo Binda that was by Brit Lizzie Armitstead. Scandolara came 14th in the race, nestled in the chasing group.
The 24-year-old details her day’s training, which starts with the struggles of waking up to her making her breakfast (including that all important coffee machine).
She then goes out riding before spotting a “tourist out riding” that just happens to be former Tour de France winner Evans, himself not averse to YouTube stardom.
Scandolara jokingly questions why the now retired Aussie has rainbow bands on his BMC jersey before she returns home to partake in her recovery session in a cold pool. A trip around Sacromote do Varese, a World Heritage Site, concludes Scandolara’s day.