Specialized-lululemon primed for world title defense

The Specialized-lululemon women will toe the line in Sunday's team time trial world championship as the outright favorites for a repeat victory, but even as the team undefeated in the discipline this season, the riders are leaving nothing to chance. The team has been together in Tuscany for more than a week, and had their first official preview of the course, along with the rest of the men's and women's TTT fields on a closed course Saturday morning.

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Laura Weislo has been with Cyclingnews since 2006 after making a switch from a career in science. As Managing Editor, she coordinates coverage for North American events and global news. As former elite-level road racer who dabbled in cyclo-cross and track, Laura has a passion for all three disciplines. When not working she likes to go camping and explore lesser traveled roads, paths and gravel tracks. Laura specialises in covering doping, anti-doping, UCI governance and performing data analysis.