Strade Bianche Women's WorldTour 2021 - Preview

Strade Bianche 2020 Women 14th Edition Siena Siena 136 km 01082020 Annemiek Van VleutenMitchelton Scott photo Valerio PagniBettiniPhoto2020
Annemie van Vleuten won 2020 Strade Bianche (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

The Women's WorldTour will kick off with Strade Bianche on March 6 in Siena, Italy. The one-day race will once again be routed through the white gravel roads of Tuscany and offer one of the most challenging races of the top-tier series.

Annemiek van Vleuten will return to defend her title, won just six months ago as part of the revised calendar in August. Having said goodbye to her longtime Mitchelton-Scott team in December, she will line up under her the new colours of Movistar Team Women as one of the favourites to win.

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Kirsten Frattini
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Kirsten Frattini is the Deputy Editor of Cyclingnews, overseeing the global racing content plan.

Kirsten has a background in Kinesiology and Health Science. She has been involved in cycling from the community and grassroots level to professional cycling's biggest races, reporting on the WorldTour, Spring Classics, Tours de France, World Championships and Olympic Games.

She began her sports journalism career with Cyclingnews as a North American Correspondent in 2006. In 2018, Kirsten became Women's Editor – overseeing the content strategy, race coverage and growth of women's professional cycling – before becoming Deputy Editor in 2023.

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