Strade Bianche Women 2018 race overview
The Women's WorldTour once again began along the white gravel roads of Strade Bianche in the Tuscan region of Italy.
The 136km race included none of the long ascents or iconic mountains that are so well known in Italy, instead it was challenging because of its punchy terrain and the eight gravel sectors.
Anna van der Breggen (Boels Dolmans) started her 2018 race programme with a cagey victory in Strade Bianche. Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Canyon-SRAM) was runner-up in Siena for the third time in a row. Last year's winner Elisa Longo Borghini (Wiggle High 5) rounded out the podium in third.
2018 Strade Bianche - Brief Results
|#||Rider Name (Country) Team||Result|
|1||Anna van der Breggen (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam||4:10:48|
|2||Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Canyon-SRAM Racing||0:00:49|
|3||Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Wiggle High5||0:00:59|
|4||Chantal Blaak (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam||0:01:32|
|5||Lucy Kennedy (Aus) Mitchelton Scott Women|
|6||Janneke Ensing (Ned) Ale Cipollini||0:01:37|
|7||Amanda Spratt (Aus) Mitchelton Scott Women||0:01:41|
|8||Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (RSA) Cervelo - Bigla Pro Cycling Team||0:02:25|
|9||Ellen van Dijk (Ned) Team Sunweb Women||0:02:36|
|10||Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (Den) Cervelo - Bigla Pro Cycling Team||0:02:50|
- Strade Bianche Women Start list
- Strade Bianche Women overview, highlights, winners and previous editions