Benoot targets second victory at Strade Bianche

Team Sunweb's Tiesj Benoot leads the way at the 2020 Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne
Team Sunweb's Tiesj Benoot leads the way at the 2020 Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

When the UCI WorldTour series resumes with Strade Bianche on Saturday, Sunweb's Tiesj Benoot hopes that he might be able to repeat his 2018 victory at the Italian one-day race, and that the remainder of the 2020 season will be able to be played out without being halted for a second time due to a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.

The 26-year-old Belgain won the 2018 Strade Bianche in what were wet, muddy conditions, but recognises that this year's race – rescheduled from its usual March slot to this Saturday, August 1 – is likely to be a much hotter, drier and dustier edition.

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