Strade Bianche 2018 – Photo Gallery

It may have been around for little over a decade, but in a very short space of time, the Strade Bianche has become one of the most recognisable races on the professional calendar. Tuscany’s dirt roads and rolling hills provide the perfect setting for a unique battle between the sport’s classics specialists and grand tour climbers. This year’s pre-race favourites included the likes Peter Sagan and Michal Kwiatkowski, but it would Tiesj Benoot, Roman Bardet and Wout Van Aert that would emerge as the unexpected stars of the show.

ProBikeKit travelled to Italy with Sportful to watch the 13th edition of the Strade Bianche. An edition that will surely go down in history as one of the most memorable races in the modern cycling era. Below is a selection of images from the race as we watched the world’s greatest cyclists take on the Senese dirt roads, finishing at the Piazza Del Campo, in Renaissance Siena.

Peter sagan the evening before the strade bianche 2018

A relaxed Peter Sagan on the evening prior to the race.

edvald at the sign on of the 2018 strade bianche

the peloton on sector 4 in tuscany.

Our first glimpse of the peloton on sector 4.

team sky rider on the monte sante marie

Salvatore Puccio muscling his way up one of the many Tuscan climbs.

a mud-splattered rider on the dirt roads in the strade bianche 2018

paolo bettini guiding the way in the car

GPS system not necessary when you have Paolo Bettini as your guide.

alejandro valverde attacking the lead group containing peter sagan

Alejandro Valverde stretching his legs and stretching the lead group.

bahrain merida rider climbing in our sportful van

Many riders retired after their job for the day was done, Kristjan Koren sought shelter in our Sportful van.

shimano dura-ace wheels against a team sky car

peter sagan in a sportful fiandre jaket as the rain falls in strade bianche 2018

Peter Sagan keeping his cool while the race explodes around him.

We watched the final of the race unfold from our vantage point atop Monte Sante Marie.

a bora hangrohe rider in sportful kit covered in mud

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