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Strade Bianche’18 Photo Gallery: Mud Wonderful Mud!
PeloPics: The dust (mud) has settled after Saturday's Strade Bianche and we are now looking forward to Milano-Sanremo next Saturday the 17th of March, but there was so many great photos from the 'white roads' of Tuscany we couldn't let them disappear into the digital trash can. Most of these photos you won't have seen before, Cor Vos was covering the whole course, but John Thomson was on the final climb to the Piazza del Campo in Siena, perfectly placed to catch Wout Van Aert and his cramp.

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Wout Van Aert was struck by cramp and hunger on the final climb, but third was a great result

Sit back with a big coffee and enjoy the best pics from Tuscany. You can read the report and watch the race video in EUROTRASH Monday HERE.

Siena - Italy - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport -  illustration - scenery - carte postal scenic shot - postcard sfeerfoto - sfeer - illustratie pictured during Strade Bianche for women 2018 - foto: Anton Vos/Cor Vos
A wet day on the Strade Bianche

Siena - Italy - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport -  illustration - scenery - carte postal scenic shot - postcard sfeerfoto - sfeer - illustratie pictured during Strade Bianche for women 2018 - foto: Anton Vos/Cor Vos
The peloton was stretched on the climbs

Siena - Italy - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - illustration - scenery - carte postal scenic shot - postcard sfeerfoto - sfeer - illustratie Shimano Wheels  pictured during Strade Bianche for women 2018 - foto: Anton Vos/Cor Vos
The wheels were ready

Siena - Italy - Cycling - Cyclisme - Radsport - Wielrennen - illustration scenic pictured during Strade Bianche 2018 from Siena to Siena 184 km - 03/03/2018 - photo LB/RB/Cor Vos ©2018
No dust in 2018

Siena - Italy  - Cycling - Cyclisme - Radsport - Wielrennen - Tom Dumoulin (NED - Team Sunweb) pictured during Strade Bianche 2018 from Siena to Siena 184 km - 03/03/2018 - photo LB/RB/Cor Vos ©2018
Time trial World champion Tom Dumoulin

Siena - Italy - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme -  Peter Sagan (SVK - Bora - Hansgrohe)  pictured during  Strade Bianche elite 2018 - photo LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2018
Peter Sagan will be looking towards the spring Classics

Siena - Italy - Cycling - Cyclisme - Radsport - Wielrennen - illustration scenic pictured during Strade Bianche 2018 from Siena to Siena 184 km - 03/03/2018 - photo LB/RB/Cor Vos ©2018
Typical Tuscan countryside

Siena - Italy - Cycling - Cyclisme - Radsport - Wielrennen - Michal Kwiatkowski (POL - Team Sky) pictured during Strade Bianche 2018 from Siena to Siena 184 km - 03/03/2018 - photo LB/RB/Cor Vos ©2018
2014 and 2017 Strade Bianche winner Michal Kwiatkowski couldn't make it three. He was up at the front, but eventually finished in 30th place at just under 11 minutes

Siena - Italy - Cycling - Cyclisme - Radsport - Wielrennen - Tiesj Benoot (BEL - Lotto Soudal) pictured during Strade Bianche 2018 from Siena to Siena 184 km - 03/03/2018 - photo LB/RB/Cor Vos ©2018
Tiesj Benoot on his way to the win

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The final obstacle for Benoot

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Third overall in the Tour de France and second in the Strade Bianche for Romain Bardet

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Third place for the cyclocross World champion

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The 'old man' of the peloton - Alejandro Valverde

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Zdenek Stybar - One of the few riders to use disk brakes

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The World champ finished 8th

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9th. Pieter Serry (Quick-Step Floors)

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14th. place for Sky's Gianni Moscon

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The conditions were too cold for Greg Van Avermaet

Siena - Italy - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Tiesj BENOOT (Belgium / Team Lotto Soudal)  pictured during  Strade Bianche elite 2018 - photo Anton Vos/Cor Vos © 2018
"I can't believe it!"

Siena - Italy - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Tiesj BENOOT (Belgium / Team Lotto Soudal)  pictured during  Strade Bianche elite 2018 - photo Anton Vos/Cor Vos © 2018
The big win for Benoot

Siena - Italy - Cycling - Cyclisme - Radsport - Wielrennen - Tiesj Benoot (BEL - Lotto Soudal) pictured during Strade Bianche 2018 from Siena to Siena 184 km - 03/03/2018 - photo LB/RB/Cor Vos ©2018
The Lotto Soudal team were more than happy

Siena - Italy - Cycling - Cyclisme - Radsport - Wielrennen - Wout Van Aert (BEL - Verandas Willems - Crelan) pictured during Strade Bianche 2018 from Siena to Siena 184 km - 03/03/2018 - photo LB/RB/Cor Vos ©2018
Wout Van Aert and his 'cramp attack'

Siena - Italy - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Zdenek Stybar (CZE - QuickStep - Floors)  pictured during  Strade Bianche elite 2018 - photo LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2018
Zdenek Stybar - ex-World cyclocross champion

Siena - Italy - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Peter SAGAN (Slowakia / Team Bora - hansgrohe) pictured during  Strade Bianche elite 2018 - photo Anton Vos/Cor Vos © 2018
World champion Peter Sagan finished in 8th place

Siena - Italy - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Gregor Muhlberger (AUT - Bora - Hansgrohe)  pictured during  Strade Bianche elite 2018 - photo LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2018
Austrian champion Gregor Muhlberger

Siena - Italy - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme -   AG2R - La Mondiale pictured during  Strade Bianche elite 2018 - photo LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2018
Pierre Latour wasn't too bothered about his bike

Siena - Italy - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme -  Lotto Soudal pictured during  Strade Bianche elite 2018 - photo LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2018
Victor Campenaerts was happy for his teammate

Siena - Italy - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Antwan TOLHOEK (Netherlands / Team Lotto NL - Jumbo) Iljo KEISSE (Belgium / Team Quick - Step Floors)pictured during  Strade Bianche elite 2018 - photo Anton Vos/Cor Vos © 2018
The last two riders to finish before the time cut - 52nd. Iljo Keisse (Quick-Step Floors) and 53rd. Sepp Kuss (LottoNL-Jumbo) finishing at 21:45

Siena - Italy  - Cycling - Cyclisme - Radsport - Wielrennen - Romain Bardet (FRA  - AG2R - La Mondiale)†- Tiesj Benoot (BEL - Lotto Soudal) - Wout Van Aert (BEL - Verandas Willems - Crelan) pictured during Strade Bianche 2018 from Siena to Siena 184 km - 03/03/2018 - photo LB/RB/Cor Vos ©2018
The podium cleaned up well

Siena - Italy - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - miss - rondemiss - missssssss  pictured during  Strade Bianche elite 2018 - photo Anton Vos/Cor Vos © 2018
The Strade Bianche still has podium girls

Siena - Italy - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme -  illustration - scenery - carte postal scenic shot - postcard sfeerfoto - sfeer - illustratie mud chain  pictured during  Strade Bianche elite 2018 - photo LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2018
The bikes also had a hard time!

Strade Bianche 2018 Finishers (Within The Time Limit):
1. Tiesj Benoot (Bel) Lotto Soudal in 5:03:33
2. Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R-La Mondiale at 0:39
3. Wout Van Aert (Bel) Veranda's Willems-Crelan at 0:58
4. Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar at 1:25
5. Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Bahrain-Merida at 1:27
6. Robert Power (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott at 1:29
7. Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Quick-Step Floors at 1:42
8. Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe at 2:08
9. Pieter Serry (Bel) Quick-Step Floors at 2:11
10. Gregor Mühlberger (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe at 2:16
11. Matej Mohoric (Slo) Bahrain-Merida at 3:05
12. Daniel Oss (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe at 3:22
13. Floris De Tier (Bel) LottoNL-Jumbo at 4:03
14. Gianni Moscon (Ita) Sky at 4:08
15. Marcus Burghardt (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe at 4:10
16. Stefan Küng (Swi) BMC at 4:14
17. Simon Clarke (Aus) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale at 4:41
18. Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar at 4:55
19. Pierre Latour (Fra) AG2R-La Mondiale at 5:12
20. Valentin Madouas (Fra) FDJ at 5:14
21. Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Sunweb at 6:14
22. Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Sky
23. Søren Kragh Andersen (Den) Sunweb at 7:56
24. Andrey Grivko (Ukr) Astana at 8:12
25. Julien Vermote (Bel) Dimension Data at 8:26
26. Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana at 8:55
27. José Gonçalves (Por) Katusha-Alpecin at 9:46
28. Stijn Devolder (Bel) Veranda's Willems-Crelan at 10:11
29. Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar
30. Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Sky at 10:57
31. Enrico Battaglin (Ita) LottoNL-Jumbo at 12:36
32. Eros Capecchi (Ita) Quick-Step Floors at 12:39
33. Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Lotto Soudal at 12:43
34. Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC at 13:05
35. Michael Schär (Swi) BMC
36. Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Quick-Step Floors
37. Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo at 13:08
38. Davide Villella (Ita) Astana at 13:10
39. Grega Bole (Slo) Bahrain-Merida
40. George Bennett (NZ) LottoNL-Jumbo at 13:50
41. Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale at 17:08
42. Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R-La Mondiale at 18:31
43. Alex Howes (USA) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale at 19:05
44. Diego Ulissi (Ita) UAE Team Emirates at 19:12
45. Christoph Pfingsten (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe at 19:16
46. Nelson Oliveira (Por) Movistar at 19:27
47. Nikolas Maes (Bel) Lotto Soudal
48. Primoz Roglic (Slo) LottoNL-Jumbo at 19:33
49. Fernando Gaviria (Col) Quick-Step Floors at 19:36
50. Owain Doull (GB) Sky
51. Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Lotto Soudal at 21:36
52. Iljo Keisse (Bel) Quick-Step Floors at 21:45
53. Sepp Kuss (USA) LottoNL-Jumbo.

20 riders finished outside the time limit, 73 didn't finish and 1 didn't start.

 

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