Niewiadoma: There's nowhere to hide at Strade Bianche

Kasia Niewiadoma (Canyon-SRAM)
Kasia Niewiadoma (Canyon-SRAM) (Image credit: Canyon-SRAM)

Kasia Niewiadoma (Canyon-SRAM) has placed on the podium on four consecutive occasions, but has never won Strade Bianche. Her natural talent on challenging, punchy terrain is a perfect match for the white gravel roads in Tuscany, and make her a favourite to contest the victory in Siena on Saturday.

"I'm excited, and I'm really looking forward to Strade. I miss racing. It's time to do something more than training and preparing. This is one of my favourite races, and I will enjoy it no matter what," Niewiadoma said. "I hope that I'll be able to fight for the podium. It's hard to predict the form of the others, but it will show on the day. There is nowhere to hide on that course."

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