Our resident photographer, John Thomson, has rattled his archive again and has put together a collection of his favourite shots from women's races - Road, if you can call the Strade Bianche a road, and cyclocross.
Travel: Italy, land of vino, pasta, Fausto Coppi and home of the ultimate retro-ride. L’Eroica, “the Heroic,” runs every October and of course PEZman Leslie Reissner had to join the lucky participants enjoying some fine weather, great food and some truly terrible roads on heavy bicycles with inappropriate gearing and lousy brakes. What could be better?
PeloPics: Rolling Tuscan hills, large villas, olive and cypress trees, hilltop villages and those 'white roads', rank the Strade Bianche photos among the most picturesque views of any race in the professional cycling calendar. We've picked the best shots of the countryside by Cor Vos, plus the riders on the last climb to the Piazza del Campo in Siena by John Thomson.
Race Report: What can stop the Deceuninck - Quick-Step team? Just when you think the Belgian 'Super Team' will take a weekend off, they come back with the win in the Strade Bianche with Julian Alaphilippe crossing the line first. Astana's Jakob Fuglsang was second and Wout Van Aert (Jumbo-Visma), like 2018, was third.
PeloPics: This Saturday the pro peloton hit's the dust or mud, depending on the weather, of the white roads of the Tuscan Strade Bianche. One rider who will be looking for his second win, will be Quick-Step Floors' Philippe Gilbert. The Belgian took his first white roads win in 2011, check out this very cool Cor Vos photo gallery and race video.
2019 Strade Bianche Race Preview: After opening the early Classics season in Belgium, the pro peloton moves south to Italy and the dusty (or mud if it rains) 'White Roads' of the Province of Siena in Tuscany. Ahead of Saturday's race we take a look at the history, course and the top riders to attack the Strade Bianche.
This week Lee Rodgers runs his eye over the week-end happenings on and off the road. First the action on the 'White Roads' that lead Lee onto the black road of the CIRC report and the dark cloud hanging over the heads of two of Saturday's podium in Siena.