The Strade Bianche, the Italian ‘white road’ classic, has taken place for the 13th year and here we present a gallery illustrating some of the highlights of the race.
Mitchelton-Scott’s Annemiek van Vleuten won the women’s Strade Bianche on Saturday, the 36-year-old making a solo breakaway on the final gravel sector and storming to the win.
In the men’s event Deceuninck-Quick Step rider 26yo Julian Alaphilippe was victor, giving the Belgian team their third Classics win in the opening three events of the season.
The next events on the 1-day roster are –
23 March: Milano-Sanremo (Italy)
29 March: E3 Harelbeke (Belgium)
31 March: Gent-Wevelgem in Flanders Fields (Belgium)
7 April: Ronde van Vlaanderen – Tour des Flandres (Belgium)
14 April: Paris-Roubaix (France)
21 April: Amstel Gold Race (the Netherlands)
24 April: La Flèche Wallonne (Belgium)
28 April: Liège-Bastogne-Liège (Belgium)
1 May: Eschborn-Frankfurt (Germany)