Bettiol produces inspired ride at Strade Bianche

SIENA ITALY AUGUST 01 Alberto Bettiol of Italy and Team EF Pro Cycling Davide Formolo of Italy and UAE Team Emirates Gravel Strokes during the Eroica 14th Strade Bianche 2020 Men a 184km race from Siena to SienaPiazza del Campo StradeBianche on August 01 2020 in Siena Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
Alberto Bettiol (EF Pro Cycling) goes on the attack (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Alberto Bettiol raced generously in front of his local Tuscan fans at Strade Bianche but had few regrets after finishing fourth, proud to have animated his home race.

Bettiol hails from Castelfiorentino just 60km from Siena and so honed his racing skills on the steep county roads and dirt roads of Tuscany. Yet at Strade Bianche, he had always struggled to land a result, with two failures to finish leaving him disappointed.

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Stephen Farrand
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Stephen is the most experienced member of the Cyclingnews team, having reported on professional cycling since 1994. He has been Head of News at Cyclingnews since 2022, before which he held the position of European editor since 2012 and previously worked for Reuters, Shift Active Media, and CyclingWeekly, among other publications.