See a brief video from the pre-race press conference, featuring Marianne Vos, Lizzie Armitstead, Emma Johansson and Giorgia Bronzini ahead of the Friends Life Women’s Tour.

Ahead of the inaugural Friends Life Women’s Tour the pre-race press conference not only attracted a packed room of media, but also a star studded line-up of riders who joined Race Director Mick Bennett.

World & Olympic Champion Marianne Vos, UCI World Cup leader Lizzie Armitstead, world number one Emma Johansson and double World Champion on the road Giorgia Bronzini were all at Race HQ, and here is a snippet of what was discussed.

Don’t forget that you can catch all of the action from the Friends Life Women’s Tour on ITV4 at 9pm each evening during the race.