Benoot gets first kiss
Belgium’s Tiesj Benoot of Lotto Soudal claimed the first victory of his career aged 23, three years after he took fifth place at the Tour of Flanders on his pro debut. He won the Strade Bianche in a solo effort after leaving breakaway riders Romain Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale) and Wout Van Aert (Verandas Willems – Crelan) behind. It was also a breakthrough result for the career of Van Aert, the triple cyclocross World Champion, who proved how well he can perform in the Spring classics, too. STRADE BIANCHE FINAL RESULT 1 – Tiesj Benoot (Lotto Soudal) 184 km in 5h03’33”, average speed 36.369km/h 2 – Romain Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale) at 39” 3 – Wout Van Aert (Verandas Willems – Crelan) at 58” Download the race results Olympic Champion Anna Van der Breggen (Boels Dolman Cycling Team) became the fourth winner of the women’s Strade Bianche ahead of Katarzyna Niewadoma (Canyon // SRAM Cycling), who came second for the third straight time, and 2017’s victor Elisa Longo Borghini (Wiggle High5) who took third place this year. Van der Breggen took victory after making a solo move with 15km to go. STRADE BIANCHE NAMEDSPORT> WOMEN ELITE FINAL RESULT 1 – Anna van der Breggen (Boels Dolmans Cycling Team) 136km in 4h10’48”, average speed 32.536km/h 2 – Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Canyon // SRAM Cycling) at 49” 3 – Elisa Longo Borghini (Wiggle High5) at 59” Dowload the race results… .