Wellens, Stybar take bittersweet satisfaction from strong Strade Bianche rides

Zdenek Stybar (Quick-Step Floors) and Tim Wellens (Lotto Soudal) shook hands soon after they crossed the finish line at Strade Bianche. It was a sign of respect and gratitude for their shared pursuit of winner Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky) but it also displayed their regret and disappointment at not being to pull back the Pole, who soled to victory in the ancient centre of Siena.

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