Giro Rosa countdown: Everything doesn't hinge on one rider, says Guarnier

Megan Guarnier says that the Boels Dolmans team will miss defending champion Anna van der Breggen at this year's Giro d'Italia Internazionale Femminile, but believes that they have the strength and depth to cover for the loss. Also the current WorldTour leader, Van der Breggen has decided to skip the Giro in favour of riding the Val di Sole mountain bike World Cup this weekend.

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Born in Ireland to a cycling family and later moved to the Isle of Man, so there was no surprise when I got into the sport. Studied sports journalism at university before going on to do a Masters in sports broadcast. After university I spent three months interning at Eurosport, where I covered the Tour de France. In 2012 I started at Procycling Magazine, before becoming the deputy editor of Procycling Week. I then joined Cyclingnews, in December 2013.