March 5, 2016, Siena, Tuscany, Road - Women's WorldTour

2016 Strade Bianche Women overview

World champion Lizzie Armitstead scored the Boels-Dolmans' fourth road win of the year, this time at UCI Women’s WorldTour opener Strade Bianche. The Briton beat out Kasia Niewiadoma (Rabo-Liv) and Emma Johansson (Wiggle-High5) to the top step of the podium in Siena’s Piazza del Campo. The trio broke away from a reduced peloton following the fifth of seven gravel sectors. 

 

It was a big year for the second edition of the Strade Bianche women's race as it featured as the first event on the inaugural Women's WorldTour

 

Strade Bianche Women was held on March 5 in Italy. This year's edition took the women's peloton on a 121km race that began and finished in Siena. It included seven sectors of white gravel roads, ranging from a 9.5km stretch through San Martino in Grania to 800m near Vico d'Arbia, for a total of 22.4km of gravel.

 

Megan Guarnier (Boels Dolmans) returned to defend her title, alongside her teammate and world champion Lizzie Armitstead, who placed second last year. However, this year it was Armitstead's turn to win the race. Race organizers announced the 23 participating teams in January.

 

  

2016 Strade Bianche Women - Map

 

 

 

 

2016 Strade Bianche - Top 10

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Elizabeth Armitstead (GBr) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam3:30:13 
2Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team0:00:03 
3Emma Johansson (Swe) Wiggle High50:00:13 
4Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Wiggle High50:01:04 
5Anna Van Der Breggen (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team0:01:07 
6Megan Guarnier (USA) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam  
7Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Orica-AIS0:01:13 
8Claudia Lichtenberg (Ger) Lotto Soudal Ladies0:01:17 
9Lauren Kitchen (Aus) Hitec Products0:01:21 
10Leah Kirchmann (Can) Team Liv-Plantur  
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