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MarkW

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2018 Strade Bianche
« on: March 02, 2018, 06:24:58 AM »
Strade Bianche
Held for the first in 2007 the Strade Bianche is an amazing success story, as it is already one of the world great cycle races.

Although Bathurst’s Mark Renshaw will not race it this year the field that will line up for the 2018 event in Siena Tuscany is unbelievable in its diversity with classic Classic riders (Gilbert Kwiatkowski..) Climbers (Bennett Valverde) Cobbles riders (Vanmarcke Boasson Hagen…) GC riders (Dumoulin Nibali Bardet..) Strade Bianche specialists (Moser Stybar..) Sprinters (Gaviria Sagan..) even the cyclo-cross world champion van Aert all believing they have a great chance and that not even mentioning others like Benoot Ulissi Haas… etc.

We went to Siena to recon the event recently and it now has become a must-see and on the Bucket List, racing across beautiful Tuscany through the Vineyards on those famous white dirt roads.

Of Course Bathurst even has its own dirt race, and club members that have raced with success at the biggest Dirt Road Races in Europe, America and Australia.

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Re: 2018 Strade Bianche
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2018, 04:46:35 AM »
It’s just becoming a legendary race!!
What a race with Bardet and world CycloCross Champ Wout Van Aert breaking clear in the mud in the closing stages only to be caught by a flying Tiesj Benoot on the run into Siena. Benoot taking a very impressive solo win that all of Belgium has been predicting this young Lotto Soudal rider.
The Women race also a classic with Anna van der Breggen again showing her class.. Niewiadoma and Longo Borghini Second and third.