Photo by Sportgraf
Saturday, the 7th of March 2020 is the 14th edition of the Strade Bianche (men). However, the event is under thread due to the Coronavirus outbreak in Lombardy. Hoping all involved there get well and best wishes to everyone as the situation develops. In the interim, picks will be open pending official confirmation one way or another.
The Italian race has quickly become a popular race with a seemingly historic background greater than its years (the first edition was 2007) placing it amongst The Classics. As I’m sure you know, Strade Bianche means ‘White Roads’ in Italian and refers to the sections of unpaved roads, I can vouch for them not being smooth and being very muddy, and slippery, in the wet. This year it looks like being back to the mud of 2018 when Tiesj Benoot broke away to take a memorable win.
The race starts by the Fortezza Medicea and finishes on the Piazza del Campo back in Siena.
The women race and the Strade Bianche Sportif follow the same 136 Km route with the mens race being a bit longer at 184 Km.
The 2019 podiums were as below (Event results from 2018 can also be found on the Peloton page).
- Julian Alaphilippe
- Jakob Fuglsang
- Wout Van Aert
- Zdenek Štybar
- Tiesj Benoot
- Annemiek Van Vleuten
- Annika Langvad
- Katarzyna Niewiadoma
- Marta Bastianelli
- Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig
To change your picks simply submit a new set and we will pick up your latest set.