Strade Bianche to be raced under a scorching Tuscan sun

Team Sunweb got a taste of the Tuscan sun during their final recon ride
(Image credit: Twitter/Team Sunweb)

Strade Bianche will be held under a scorching Tuscan sun on Saturday, with temperatures forecast to be 37°C (98.6°F) in the Siena area during the race.

The event is traditionally held in early March, when temperatures are usually around 10°C and cold rain often soaks the riders and covers their faces in mud. The riders will face weather of a different extreme this year.

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Stephen Farrand
Head of News

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.