Cadel Evans guest stars on Valentina Scandolara's Orica video

Valentina Scandolara charts her lead-up to Trofeo Alfredo Binda, including bumping into Cadel Evans

Orica are at it again with the production of another insightful behind-the-scenes video that features 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.

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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.

Chris Marshall-Bell

Chris first started writing for Cycling Weekly in 2013 on work experience and has since become a regular name in the magazine and on the website. Reporting from races, long interviews with riders from the peloton and riding features drive his love of writing about all things two wheels.

Probably a bit too obsessed with mountains, he was previously found playing and guiding in the Canadian Rockies, and now mostly lives in the Val d’Aran in the Spanish Pyrenees where he’s a ski instructor in the winter and cycling guide in the summer. He almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.