16 February 2018

2018 Strade Bianche: extra wild card team added to the men’s race

The Men’s and Women’s provisional entry lists are announced – 21 men’s teams will start, with the addition of Belgium’s Veranda’s Willems – Crelan.  Wout Van Aert of Veranda’s Willems – Crelan has been recently crowned UCI Cyclocross World Champion for the third consecutive time, the same number of consecutive victories as the UCI Road World Champion, Peter Sagan. A great duel is expected between them on the course of Strade Bianche, on Saturday 3 March, with many other champions also announced at the start, including last year’s winner, Michał Kwiatkowski. Race organiser RCS Sport has added an extra wild card for the race, increasing the number of teams at the start to 21, each with seven riders for a total of 147. In the women’s race there will be 24 teams at the start, each with six, totalling riders 144 riders. Dossard nr 1 will be worn by last year’s winner, Elisa Longo Borghini. UCI WORLDTEAMS – 18 (eligible) – total of 21 teams of 7 riders each AG2R LA MONDIALE – Bardet, Latour ASTANA PRO TEAM – Moser, Grivko BAHRAIN – MERIDA – Nibali, Colbrelli BMC RACING TEAM – Van Avermaet, Küng BORA – HANSGROHE – Sagan, Oss FDJ – Roux, Roy LOTTO SOUDAL – Benoot, Marczynski MITCHELTON – SCOTT – Durbridge, Juul Jensen MOVISTAR TEAM – Amador, Bennati QUICK – STEP FLOORS – Gilbert, Stybar TEAM DIMENSION DATA – Boasson Hagen, Eisel TEAM EF EDUCATION FIRST –.. .

31 January 2018

Strade Bianche 2018 and its Gran Fondo: a new challenge is ready in Terre di Siena

On Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 March the Strade Bianche and Gran Fondo Strade Bianche get the Italian cycling season officially underway. Starting on the Saturday with the men’s and then the women’s UCI WorldTour pro races, with 24 teams announced for the women’s, followed on the Sunday by the sportive Gran Fondo Strade Bianche race. Siena institutions and RCS Sport / RCS Active Team have worked tirelessly to ensure that this first great weekend of Italian cycling goes ahead in its traditional racing calendar slot despite the weekend’s clash with the Italian general election. Thanks to a huge collective effort, on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 March, the men and women of “Europe’s most Southern Northern Classic” and its Gran Fondo – a record edition with 5,000 starters – will be held on the Terre di Siena. All the races, as per last year, will each start from the Medici Fortress and end amidst the unique scenery of Piazza del Campo. 12th STRADE BIANCHE NAMEDSPORT – 184km, 11 sectors and 63km on gravel roads (34.2% of the course) The men’s race, which was officially elevated to the top tier of elite of professional racing last year, is now a key race of the UCI WorldTour calendar. Last year’s winner Michał Kwiatkowski arrived solo in Piazza del Campo before, going on to win Milano-Sanremo two weeks later. Discover the route >>> Stats: A race for northern athletes – all the.. .

20 January 2018

Strade Bianche and UCI Worldtour 2018 Wild Cards

RCS Sport announced today its selection of wild card teams that will participate at four out of its five UCI WorldTour races: Strade Bianche, Tirreno-Adriatico, Milano-Sanremo and Giro d’Italia. Il Lombardia wild cards will be announced later in the season, after evaluating all the results of the teams that have requested participation at the race. UCI WORLDTEAMS – 18 (eligible) AG2R LA MONDIALE ASTANA PRO TEAM BAHRAIN – MERIDA BMC RACING TEAM BORA – HANSGROHE FDJ LOTTO SOUDAL MITCHELTON – SCOTT MOVISTAR TEAM QUICK – STEP FLOORS TEAM DIMENSION DATA TEAM EF EDUCATION FIRST – DRAPAC P/B CANNONDALE TEAM KATUSHA ALPECIN TEAM LOTTO NL – JUMBO TEAM SKY TEAM SUNWEB TREK – SEGAFREDO UAE TEAM EMIRATES STRADE BIANCHE (3 March) – 2 wild cards (20 teams of 7 riders each) ANDRONI GIOCATTOLI – SIDERMEC NIPPO – VINI FANTINI – EUROPA OVINI TIRRENO-ADRIATICO (7-13 March) – 4 wild cards (22 teams of 7 riders each) GAZPROM – RUSVELO ISRAEL CYCLING ACADEMY NIPPO – VINI FANTINI – EUROPA OVINI WILIER TRIESTINA – SELLE ITALIA MILANO-SANREMO (17 March) – 7 wild cards (25 teams of 7 riders each) BARDIANI CSF COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS GAZPROM – RUSVELO ISRAEL CYCLING ACADEMY NIPPO – VINI FANTINI – EUROPA OVINI TEAM NOVO NORDISK WILIER TRIESTINA – SELLE ITALIA GIRO D’ITALIA (4-27 May) – 4 wild cards (22 teams of 8 riders each) ANDRONI GIOCATTOLI – SIDERMEC BARDIANI CSF ISRAEL CYCLING ACADEMY WILIER TRIESTINA – SELLE ITALIA

15 November 2017

Three-year partnership between RCS Sport and Shimano Italy

RCS Sport and Shimano Italy are proud to announce a three-year partnership for neutral support at a host of UCI WorldTour races, including the Strade Bianche.   Shimano Italy’s neutral support provision exists to ensure riders can continue to successfully complete their event in the face of mechanical issues. Much like Shimano’s neutral support provision in Spain and the Benelux countries, mechanics in cars or on motorbikes will provide support on the road, while mechanics at neutral support zones at selected points along the route will provide help and assistance to riders.   In-race support from Shimano will be provided also at Giro d’Italia, Tirreno-Adriatico, Milano-Sanremo, GranPiemonte, Milano-Torino and Il Lombardia.  

04 March 2017

KWIATKOWSKI IS BACK!

Michał Kwiatkowski made it two as by winning the Strade Bianche NamedSport for the second time adding to his first victory in 2014

04 March 2017

MICHAŁ KWIATKOWSKI WINS STRADE BIANCHE

The Polish rider is the winner of the “Northern Classic in the South of Europe”

04 March 2017

ELISA LONGO BORGHINI WINS STRADE BIANCHE WOMEN ELITE

L’italiana ha vinto la prima prova stagionale del UCI Women’s WorldTour

04 March 2017

The Strade Bianche 2017 has started!

The men’s edition of the ‘Northern Classic in the South of Europe’ started from Siena at 10.56 with 167 riders.

03 March 2017

Sagan:”I’m motivated, if not why come here?”

UCI Road World Champions Peter Sagan and Amalie Dideriksen present the 2017 Strade Bianche in the press conference

03 March 2017

Strade Bianche, tv coverage

The race will be broadcast in 184 countries