To Strade Bianche with great determination
It’s one of the most fascinating routes in the rich cycling worldwide calendar. The 13th Strade Bianche is scheduled next Saturday on the traditional twisty and undulating course, with no long on the unpaved parts. Starting from the Siena’s fortress and ending in the famous Piazza del Campo in the center of the Tuscan city after 184k, the route also offers roughly 63k of gravel roads, appearing in 11 sectors. The last one, with a very punchy climb (max 18%) ends when only 12km separate the riders from the finish line.
Vincenzo Nibali comes back to Strade Bianche after last year unlucky edition when he was stopped by a puncture in a stretch of gravel road. Returned a few days ago from the UAE Tour, the Italian champion has shown a gradually growing condition and after the Tuscan race will be at the start of the Tirreno-Adriatico.
For SD Alberto Volpi: “the race fil rouge must be boys’s great determination. The Strade Bianche looks like a Belgium classic and the riders will have to be very concentrated all day long. Vincenzo will be our captain and I’m sure he can have a good race “.
TBM’s line-up for Strade Bianche: Vincenzo Nibali, Antonio Nibali, Grega Bole, Andrea Garosio, Jan Tratnik, Luka Pibernik and Hermann Pernsteiner