Strade Bianche’18 Photo Gallery: Mud Wonderful Mud!

PeloPics: The dust (mud) has settled after Saturday’s Strade Bianche and we are now looking forward to Milano-Sanremo next Saturday the 17th of March, but there was so many great photos from the ‘white roads’ of Tuscany we couldn’t let them disappear into the digital trash can. Most of these photos you won’t have seen before, Cor Vos was covering the whole course, but John Thomson was on the final climb to the Piazza del Campo in Siena, perfectly placed to catch Wout Van Aert and his cramp.

Wout Van Aert was struck by cramp and hunger on the final climb, but third was a great result

Sit back with a big coffee and enjoy the best pics from Tuscany. You can read the report and watch the race video in EUROTRASH Monday HERE.

A wet day on the Strade Bianche

The peloton was stretched on the climbs

The wheels were ready

No dust in 2018

Time trial World champion Tom Dumoulin

Peter Sagan will be looking towards the spring Classics

Typical Tuscan countryside

2014 and 2017 Strade Bianche winner Michal Kwiatkowski couldn’t make it three. He was up at the front, but eventually finished in 30th place at just under 11 minutes

Tiesj Benoot on his way to the win

The final obstacle for Benoot

Third overall in the Tour de France and second in the Strade Bianche for Romain Bardet

Third place for the cyclocross World champion

The ‘old man’ of the peloton – Alejandro Valverde

Zdenek Stybar – One of the few riders to use disk brakes

The World champ finished 8th

9th. Pieter Serry (Quick-Step Floors)

14th. place for Sky’s Gianni Moscon

The conditions were too cold for Greg Van Avermaet

“I can’t believe it!”

The big win for Benoot

The Lotto Soudal team were more than happy

Wout Van Aert and his ‘cramp attack’

Zdenek Stybar – ex-World cyclocross champion

World champion Peter Sagan finished in 8th place

Austrian champion Gregor Muhlberger

Pierre Latour wasn’t too bothered about his bike

Victor Campenaerts was happy for his teammate

The last two riders to finish before the time cut – 52nd. Iljo Keisse (Quick-Step Floors) and 53rd. Sepp Kuss (LottoNL-Jumbo) finishing at 21:45

The podium cleaned up well

The Strade Bianche still has podium girls

The bikes also had a hard time!

Strade Bianche 2018 Finishers (Within The Time Limit):
1. Tiesj Benoot (Bel) Lotto Soudal in 5:03:33
2. Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R-La Mondiale at 0:39
3. Wout Van Aert (Bel) Veranda’s Willems-Crelan at 0:58
4. Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar at 1:25
5. Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Bahrain-Merida at 1:27
6. Robert Power (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott at 1:29
7. Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Quick-Step Floors at 1:42
8. Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe at 2:08
9. Pieter Serry (Bel) Quick-Step Floors at 2:11
10. Gregor Mühlberger (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe at 2:16
11. Matej Mohoric (Slo) Bahrain-Merida at 3:05
12. Daniel Oss (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe at 3:22
13. Floris De Tier (Bel) LottoNL-Jumbo at 4:03
14. Gianni Moscon (Ita) Sky at 4:08
15. Marcus Burghardt (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe at 4:10
16. Stefan Küng (Swi) BMC at 4:14
17. Simon Clarke (Aus) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale at 4:41
18. Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar at 4:55
19. Pierre Latour (Fra) AG2R-La Mondiale at 5:12
20. Valentin Madouas (Fra) FDJ at 5:14
21. Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Sunweb at 6:14
22. Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Sky
23. Søren Kragh Andersen (Den) Sunweb at 7:56
24. Andrey Grivko (Ukr) Astana at 8:12
25. Julien Vermote (Bel) Dimension Data at 8:26
26. Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana at 8:55
27. José Gonçalves (Por) Katusha-Alpecin at 9:46
28. Stijn Devolder (Bel) Veranda’s Willems-Crelan at 10:11
29. Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar
30. Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Sky at 10:57
31. Enrico Battaglin (Ita) LottoNL-Jumbo at 12:36
32. Eros Capecchi (Ita) Quick-Step Floors at 12:39
33. Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Lotto Soudal at 12:43
34. Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC at 13:05
35. Michael Schär (Swi) BMC
36. Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Quick-Step Floors
37. Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo at 13:08
38. Davide Villella (Ita) Astana at 13:10
39. Grega Bole (Slo) Bahrain-Merida
40. George Bennett (NZ) LottoNL-Jumbo at 13:50
41. Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale at 17:08
42. Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R-La Mondiale at 18:31
43. Alex Howes (USA) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale at 19:05
44. Diego Ulissi (Ita) UAE Team Emirates at 19:12
45. Christoph Pfingsten (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe at 19:16
46. Nelson Oliveira (Por) Movistar at 19:27
47. Nikolas Maes (Bel) Lotto Soudal
48. Primoz Roglic (Slo) LottoNL-Jumbo at 19:33
49. Fernando Gaviria (Col) Quick-Step Floors at 19:36
50. Owain Doull (GB) Sky
51. Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Lotto Soudal at 21:36
52. Iljo Keisse (Bel) Quick-Step Floors at 21:45
53. Sepp Kuss (USA) LottoNL-Jumbo.

20 riders finished outside the time limit, 73 didn’t finish and 1 didn’t start.

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