5 conclusions from Strade Bianche 2021

SIENA ITALY MARCH 06 Mathieu Van Der Poel of Netherlands and Team AlpecinFenix Julian Alaphilippe of France and Team Deceuninck QuickStep Egan Arley Bernal Gomez of Colombia and Team INEOS Grenadiers during the Eroica 15th Strade Bianche 2021 Mens Elite a 184km race from Siena to Siena Piazza del Campo Dust Gravel Strokes Attack StradeBianche on March 06 2021 in Siena Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
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Since its inception in 2007, Strade Bianche has never failed to excite, and this year’s edition was no exception. A high-quality field produced a remarkable afternoon of racing, and the winning break proved a veritable who’s who of the best riders in contemporary cycling.

Strade Bianche also offered the latest instalment of the ongoing epic that is the Mathieu van der Poel-Wout van Aert rivalry, but it also saw fine displays from Egan Bernal and Tadej Pogacar, provided confirmation that Julian Alaphilippe will be a factor in every race this spring and highlighted the potential of Tom Pidcock.

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