The Dutch rider Annemiek Van Vleuten (Mitchelton-Scott) won the 6th edition of Strade Bianche Women Elite EOLO, 136km from Siena to Siena (Piazza del Campo). The UCI road World Champion crossed the finish line in the historic square ahead of Margarita Garcia Cañellas (Alé BTC Ljubljana) and Leah Thomas (Équipe Paule Ka).
1 – Annemiek Van Vleuten (Mitchelton-Scott) 136km in 4h03’54”
2 – Margarita Garcia Cañellas (Alé BTC Ljubljana) at 22”
3 – Leah Thomas (Équipe Paule Ka) at 1’53”
Speaking seconds after the finish, a victorious Annemiek Van Vleuten said: “Piazza del Campo is the most beautiful place for me to win a race. I had a lot of emotions today. I didn’t think I would catch Mavi Garcia and I believe the whole scenario has made it a very spectacular race.”