Strade Bianche - Race Report

Published on March 2nd 2013


Strade Bianche race route takes in 188k of Tuscany including some 70 kilometres of sterrati, or gravel road with gradients well into the double digits. Follow GCN on YouTube: An escape group consisting of BMC's Michael Schar, IAM's Aleksejs Saramotins, Giairo Ermeti of Androni-Giocattoli, and Katusha's Maxim Belkov gained as much as 10 minutes 50. Cannondale and Radioshack were at the head as the kilometres ticked by, the gap steadily decreasing to under five minutes with 57k to go. The quartet continued to ride cohesively, while the cream had risen to the top of the chasing bunch... causing an inevitable scattering of riders at the back of the race. The lead would eventually disintegrate before a regrouping that brought late attacker Moreno Moser into contention with 6k to go. Music: ZOO LOOK Holdin' On