Van der Breggen: I'll remember Strade Bianche win for the rest of my life

Anna van der Breggen (Boels Dolmans) took her first victory and, with it, the lead in the UCI Women's WorldTour in her first race of the 2018 season at Saturday's Strade Bianche. Attacking with Elisa Longo Borghini (Wiggle High5) on the penultimate gravel sector with 18 kilometres to go in the 136km race and continuing solo when Longo Borghini suffered a mechanical, Van der Breggen proved she was the strongest in a race held in extreme weather conditions.

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Lukas Knöfler started working in cycling communications in 2013 and has seen the inside of the scene from many angles. Having worked as press officer for teams and races and written for several online and print publications, he has been Cyclingnews’ Women’s WorldTour correspondent since 2018.