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Retro: Strade Bianche 2011 Photo Gallery
PeloPics: This Saturday the pro peloton hit's the dust or mud, depending on the weather, of the white roads of the Tuscan Strade Bianche. One rider who will be looking for his second win, will be Quick-Step Floors' Philippe Gilbert. The Belgian took his first white roads win in 2011, check out this very cool Cor Vos photo gallery and race video.


The 2019 Strade Bianche race report will be up later today (Saturday).

Siena - Italia - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Montepaschi Strade Bianche - Eroica Toscana. -  Mark Cavendish (Team HTC - Highroad) - foto Claudio Minardi/Cor Vos ©2011
A young Mark Cavendish finished 28th

The race came down to the final kilometers were the lead group of 20 split on the clim to the finish in the Piazza del Campo. Philippe Gilbert was perfectly placed to jump clear of Alessandro Ballan (BMC) and Damiano Cunego (Lampre-ISD) for the win.

Siena - Italia - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Montepaschi Strade Bianche - Eroica Toscana. - Fabian Cancellara (Leopard - Trek)  - foto Claudio Minardi/Cor Vos ©2011
Fabian Cancellara checking the tires

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The early break of the day

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The peloton on the Strade Bianche

Siena - Italia - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Montepaschi Strade Bianche - Eroica Toscana. - sfeer illustratie peloton  - foto Claudio Minardi/Cor Vos ©2011
The peloton was getting smaller

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Typical Tuscan county-side

Siena - Italia - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Montepaschi Strade Bianche - Eroica Toscana. - Frank Schleck (Leopard - Trek)  - foto Cor Vos ©2011
Andy Schleck on the attack

Andy Schleck (Leopard-Trek) was one of the early attackers on the first stretch of unmade road, but a puncture forced him out of the move.

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A tough day for the break

The break of the day included: Alessandro De Marchi and Giairo Ermeti (Androni-Giocattoli), Joost Posthuma and Stuart O’Grady (Leopard-Trek), Martin Kohler (BMC), Federico Rocchetti (De Rosa), Davide Ricci Bitti and Patrick Sinkewitz (Farnese-Neri), Matthias Brandle (Geox-TMC), Peter Velits (HTC), Paolo Longo Borghini (Liquigas), Thomas Peterson (Garmin-Cervélo), Adam Hansen and Greg Van Avermaet (Omega Pharma-Lotto).

Siena - Italia - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Montepaschi Strade Bianche - Eroica Toscana. -  sfeer illustratie neutrale wagen Vittoria assistenza meccanica - foto Cor Vos ©2011
The service cars were busy

Siena - Italia - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Montepaschi Strade Bianche - Eroica Toscana. -  sfeer illustratie peloton - foto Cor Vos ©2011
The parcour was not so dusty in places

Siena - Italia - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Montepaschi Strade Bianche - Eroica Toscana. -  sfeer illustratie peloton - foto Cor Vos ©2011
Racing on farm roads

Siena - Italia - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Montepaschi Strade Bianche - Eroica Toscana. - Fabian Cancellara , Daniel Oss , Andy Schleck, Alessandro Ballan  - foto Claudio Minardi/Cor Vos ©2011
Fabian Cancellara, Daniel Oss, Andy Schleck and Alessandro Ballan

Siena - Italia - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Montepaschi Strade Bianche - Eroica Toscana. -  Adam Hansen (Omega - Pharma - Lotto) - foto Cor Vos ©2011
Omega Pharma-Lotto's Adam Hansen was part of the break of the day

Siena - Italia - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Montepaschi Strade Bianche - Eroica Toscana. - Fabian Cancellara (Leopard- Trek)  - foto Cor Vos ©2011
Three time winner - Fabian Cancellara

Siena - Italia - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Montepaschi Strade Bianche - Eroica Toscana. - Philippe Gilbert (Omega - Pharma - Lotto)  - foto Cor Vos ©2011
Philippe Gilbert making his move

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Tuscan dust

Siena - Italia - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Montepaschi Strade Bianche - Eroica Toscana. -  Philippe Gilbert (Team Omega Pharma - Lotto - Canyon)  - foto Claudio Minardi/Cor Vos ©2011
Gilbert takes the 2011 win

Siena - Italia - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Montepaschi Strade Bianche - Eroica Toscana. - George Hincapie (BMC)  - foto Claudio Minardi/Cor Vos ©2011
George Hincapie finished 15th

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Siena's illustrious Piazza del Campo

Siena - Italia - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Montepaschi Strade Bianche - Eroica Toscana. -  Philippe Gilbert (Team Omega Pharma - Lotto - Canyon) - foto Claudio Minardi/Cor Vos ©2011
Gilbert happy with the win

Race winner Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto): "It was a nervous finale on dangerous little streets. I let Ballan launch the sprint before starting my own. 250 meters from the line he came up alongside me and we battled for the last corner, but I was on the inside and I knew that could be a decisive advantage."

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Cadel Evans didn't win, but he did take the Tour de France later in the year

Siena - Italia - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Montepaschi Strade Bianche - Eroica Toscana. -  Giovanni Visconti (Farnese - Neri) - foto Cor Vos ©2011
Giovanni Visconti had a good 8th place

Siena - Italia - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Montepaschi Strade Bianche - Eroica Toscana. -  Alessandro Ballan ( Team BMC Racing Team) - foto Claudio Minardi/Cor Vos ©2011
Alessandro Ballan TV interview with RAI's Alessandra De Stefano

2nd placed Alessandro Ballan (BMC): "I was behind Philippe Gilbert and Damiano Cunego was on my wheel. Gilbert took the inside and I didn't want to pass him on the outside because I was afraid that I would crash. Overall, I'm happy with my condition."

Siena - Italia - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Montepaschi Strade Bianche - Eroica Toscana. - podium - Alessandro Ballan (BMC Racing Team) -  Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma - Lotto - Canyon) - Damiano Cunego - foto Cor Vos ©2011
Strade Bianche podium: 2nd Alessandro Ballan (BMC), winner Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) and Damiano Cunego (Lampre-ISD)

Strade Bianche'11:


Strade Bianche 2011 Result:
1. Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto in 4:44:26
2. Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC
3. Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-ISD
4. Jure Kocjan (Slo) Team Type 1-Sanofi Aventis
5. Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Leopard-Trek
6. Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Androni Giocattoli
7. Oscar Gatto (Ita) Farnese Vini-Neri Sottoli
8. Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Farnese Vini-Neri Sottoli
9. Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC
10. Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Leopard-Trek
11. Michael Albasini (Swi) HTC-Highroad
12. Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Cervelo
13. David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Geox-TMC
14. David Gutierrez Gutierrez (Spa) Geox-TMC
15. George Hincapie (USA) BMC
16. Massimo Codol (Ita) Acqua & Sapone
17. Patxi Javier Vila Errandonea (Spa) De Rosa-Ceramica Flaminia
18. Emanuele Sella (Ita) Androni-Giocattoli
19. Marco Pinotti (Ita) HTC-Highroad
20. Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Team Type 1-Sanofi Aventis at 0:40
21. Francesco Failli (Ita) Farnese Vini-Neri Sottoli
22. Craig Lewis (USA) HTC-Highroad at 0:45
23. Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-ISD at 1:00
24. Hayden Roulston (NZ) HTC-Highroad at 1:15
25. Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale at 1:50
26. Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Lampre-ISD at 2:30
27. Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Leopard-Trek at 3:20
28. Mark Cavendish (GB) HTC-Highroad
29. Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto
30. Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC
31. Andy Schleck (Lux) Leopard-Trek.

 


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