John’s Strade Bianche Photo Special!

Strade Bianche Photo Gallery: Later today (Saturday), the peloton, men’s and women’s, hits the gravel roads of Siena on the Strade Bianchi. To whet your appetite for the white roads Classic, PEZ photographer, John Thomson has emptied his photo files to compile his favorite Strade Bianche shots.


Siena in the sun 2019

John Thomson says: “I will miss Strade Bianche again this year (and the last two year), but I have put together a gallery with a lot of unseen shots from the wet 2018 and the dry 2019 editions. 2018 was a great race with most of the riders without glasses and more mud than a lot of cyclocross races. Camera was a Nikon D3 with a zone focused 20mm f4 lens and a Canon flash in manual mode. Siena city views were shot with a Fuji X70. Van der Poel was shot with a Ricoh GR II and Canon flash.”

 


Wout riding to 3rd place with his glasses off is my favorite shot from 2019

 


Siena from above

 


Vintage Bianchi on the streets of Siena

 


Snow in Siena two days before the race

 


Tiesj Benoot riding to the win in 2018

 


Piazza del Campo two days before the race

 


Wout battling to a 3rd place

 


Early morning race set up on Piazza del Campo

 


Alaphilippe about to make his winning move past Fuglsang in 2019

 


Via Santa Caterina in the early morning

 


It wouldn’t be Italy without a Pez Negroni

 


or some glam at Milan Fashion Week

 


Yves Lampaert 11th in 2019

 


Rising star Tadej Pogačar 30th

 


Tom Skujins 9th

 


Peter Sagan 8th in 2018

 


Alejandro Valverde 4th

 


Pierre Latour 19th

 


Marcus Burghardt 15th

 


Andrey Amador 18th

 


Daniel Oss 12th

 


Gianni Moscon 14th

 


Stefan Küng 16th

 


Top photog Tim De Waele and moto driver Kim Tiebergyn

 


Annemiek Van Vleuten won in 2019

 


The legend Marianne Vos 7th

 


Anna van der Breggen won in 2018

 


Elisa Longo Borghini 3rd

 


Chantal van den Broek-Blaak 4th

 


Vita Heine champion of Norway 47th

 


Ellen van Dijk 9th

 


Emilia Fahlin 59th

 


Hannah Barnes 51st

 


Luca Bettini wearing the #1 photo bib ready for a wet race

 


Giovanni Visconti 5th in 2018 with the cheering tifosi

 


Tom Dumoulin 21st

 


Michal Kwiatkowski won in the previous year 2017

 


Michael Schar with Greg Van Avermaet and Philippe Gilbert

 


Greg Van Avermaet was 2nd in the previous year 2017

 


Matej Mohoric 11th

 


Simon Clarke 17th

 


Stijn Devolder 28th

 


Iljo Keisse 52nd, after the finish with soigneur Yankee Germano

 


Alexandr Riabushenko OTL after the finish

 


Alex Howes 43rd after the finish

 


Fernando Gaviria 49th after the finish

 


Mathieu van der Poel (at Namur) has Strade Bianche in his sights

 


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