Given the nature of the race’s gravel-heavy parcours teams go to great lengths to dial in their recons and equipment. You can read more about that here .
The riders will depart from Siena at 9:10am CET and cover 136km (including 31.6km of ‘Strade Bianche’ or white gravel roads). For full course details check out our race preview . � Race Info �#StradeBianche #StradeBiancheWomenElite�� Siena, 9.10 CET� Siena, 13.15 CET�♀️ 136 km� 8 Settori Sterrati (31.6 km gravel)� 8⁰ C � 10-30 km/h Northeast� Live from 11.30 CET#UCIWWT pic.twitter.com/EokKhUkiUX March 5, 2022 23:57:29 – March 04, 2022
Also racing is defending champion Chantal van den Broek Blaak and Demi Vollering for SD Worx, Annemiek van Vluten of Movistar (who has three wins behind her already this year), and Trek-Segafredo’s Elisa Longo Borghini.
Canyon//SRAM’s Kasia Niewiadoma is also racing, she has been on the podium four times in the race’s (relatively short) history but has never made the top step – could today finally be her day?
Unfortunately BikeExchange’s Kristen Faulkner and Ane Santesteban will not be on the startline today after crashing during a recon yesterday.
23:37:59 – March 04, 2022After last week’s Opening Weekend racing, today is the official start of the Women’s WorldTour season and there’s a stacked field ready to take on the white roads of Tuscany.Jumbo Visma’s Marianne Vos has returned to road racing after taking a break after winning her cyclocross world title, and BikeExchange’s Amanda Spratt is back in action after arterial surgery in her leg.13:33:28 – […]