06 March 2019

2019 Strade Bianche – everybody wants to emulate Benoot and van der Breggen

A great battle is expected on the course of Strade Bianche on Saturday 9 March. Last year’s winner, Tiesj Benoot, and many other champions are also announced at the start, including the 2018 Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas, multiple Grand Tour champion Vincenzo Nibali, previous Strade Bianche winners Moreno Moser (2013) and Zdenek Stybar (2015) and his team mate Julian Alaphilippe, Olympic Champion Greg Van Avermaet and former Cyclocross World Champion Wout van Aert amongst many others. In the Men’s race the 21 teams are each made up of seven riders, while the 21 Women’s teams will be composed of six athletes each – with dossard no 1 to be worn by last year’s winner and UCI Road World Champion, Anna van der Breggen.

 

UCI WORLDTEAMS21 teams of 7 riders each – 18 teams invited by UCI rules

 

  • LOTTO SOUDAL (BEL) – Benoot, Wellens
  • AG2R LA MONDIALE (FRA) – Latour, Dillier
  • ASTANA PRO TEAM (KAZ) – Fuglsang, Lutsenko
  • BAHRAIN – MERIDA (BRN) – Nibali, Mohoric
  • BORA – HANSGROHE (GER) – Majka, Oss
  • CCC TEAM (POL) – Van Avermaet, Schaer
  • DECEUNINCK – QUICK – STEP (BEL) – Stybar, Alaphilippe
  • EF EDUCATION FIRST (USA) – Clarke, Kangert
  • GROUPAMA – FDJ (FRA) – Küng, Ludvigsson
  • MITCHELTON – SCOTT (AUS) – Juul Jensen, Scotson
  • MOVISTAR TEAM (ESP) – Landa, Bennati
  • TEAM DIMENSION DATA (RSA) – Kreuziger, Valgren
  • TEAM JUMBO – VISMA (NED) – Van Aert, Van Poppel
  • TEAM KATUSHA ALPECIN (SUI) – Battaglin, Haas
  • TEAM SKY (GBR) – Thomas, Moscon
  • TEAM SUNWEB (GER) – Roche, Arndt
  • TREK – SEGAFREDO (USA) – Mollema, Brambilla
  • UAE TEAM EMIRATES (UAE) – Gaviria, Rui Costa

 

UCI Professional Continental Teams 3 wild cards

 

  • NERI SOTTOLI SELLE ITALIA KTM (ITA) – Visconti, Velasco
  • NIPPO – VINI FANTINI – FAIZANÈ (ITA) – Moser, Lobato
  • VITAL CONCEPT – B&B HOTELS (FRA) – Bagot, De Backer

 

UCI Women’s Teams 21 teams of 6 riders each – 14 teams invited by UCI rules

 

  • BOELS DOLMANS CYCLING TEAM (NED) – Van der Breggen, Blaak
  • ALE CIPOLLINI (ITA) – Quagliotto, Yonamine
  • BIGLA (DEN) – Ludwig, Wright
  • CANYON / /SRAM RACING (GER) – Niewiadoma, Cecchini
  • CCC – LIV (NED) – Vos, Moolman-Pasio
  • FDJ NOUVELLE – AQUITAINE FUTUROSCOPE (FRA) – Gillow, Bravard
  • MITCHELTON SCOTT (AUS) – Van Vleuten, Spratt
  • MOVISTAR TEAM WOMEN (ESP) – Biannic, Gonzalez
  • TEAM SUNWEB (NED) – Brand, Rivera
  • TEAM TIBCO – SILICON VALLEY BANK (USA) – Jackson, Slik
  • TEAM VIRTU CYCLING (DEN) – Bastianelli, Aalerud
  • TREK – SEGAFREDO (USA) – Longo Borghini, Neff
  • VALCAR CYLANCE CYCLING (ITA) – Balsamo, Confalonieri
  • WNT ROTOR PRO CYCLING TEAM (GER) – Soet, Magnaldi

 

7 wild cards

 

  • AROMITALIA – BASSO BIKES – VAIANO (ITA) – Leleivyte, Beggin
  • BEPINK (ITA) – Guderzo, Medvedova
  • BTC CITY LJUBLJANA (SLO) – Pintar, Simmonds
  • EUROTARGET – BIANCHI – VITTORIA (ITA) – Fidanza, Covrig
  • LOTTO SOUDAL LADIES (BEL) – Van den Steen, Christmas
  • SERVETTO – PIUMATE – BELTRAMI TSA (ITA) – Casasola, Coston
  • TOP GIRLS FASSA BORTOLO (ITA) – Tomasi, Dalla Valle

 

SUNDAY 10 MARCH – THE GRAN FONDO

On Sunday 10 March, over the very same course as the women’s pro race the previous day, the Gran Fondo will see 5,000 sportive riders taking on the Strade Bianche of the Terre di Siena. At the start of the sportive race, members of Team Sky will line up, including riders Gianni Moscon and Leonardo Basso and Sport Directors Matteo Tosatto and Dario David Cioni.