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- 2018 Strade Bianche Live Online Coverage Guide -

The women and the men will be racing the roads of Strade Bianche.
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photo Copyright © 2011 Michael Crook - more photos

Strade Bianche is tough and beautifully scenic.
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photo Copyright © 2014 Fotoreporter Sirotti/cyclingfans.com

2018 Strade Bianche Profile

 Notes:  (latest notes always appear at the top)

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Starts Sunday, March 4: Paris-Nice LIVE
On today: Track Cycling World Championships LIVE
Starts Wednesday, March 7: Tirreno-Adriatico LIVE



- Viewers in U.S.A. and Canada: Watch it LIVE or watch it later.  You can watch Strade Bianche (and many other races throughout the season) in HD LIVE and On Demand via Fubo TV.  (List of races and more info here.)

- Videos:  Strade Bianche Videos

- Official text/photo updates LIVE here and Cyclingnews ticker LIVE here.  (women's Strade Bianche underway)

- LIVE video here.  (English, U.S.A. & Canada, Watch it LIVE + On Demand via in-the-cloud DVR feature, Fubo TV Cycling Channel, HD quality)

- LIVE video here. (L'Equipe, geo-restricted)  - LIVE video here.  (Sporza, geo-restricted)  - LIVE video here.  (SuperSport, geo-restricted) - LIVE video here. (Rai Sport, geo-restricted)  - Expected LIVE video here. (Rai 2, geo-restricted)

- LIVE video here.  (English, U.S.A. & Canada, Fubo TV Cycling, HD quality)

- LIVE video here and here.  (Vrt/een, Dutch)

- LIVE video here.  (Sporza, Dutch)

- LIVE video here and here.  (French, L'Equipe)

- LIVE video here and here.  (Italian, Rai Sport)

- Expected LIVE video here.  (Italian, Rai 2)

- Results:  Strade Bianche Results

- This page will be updated throughout the race.

- Women's race Start List hereMen's race Start List here.

- News: Van Aert ready for switch from cyclo-cross to Strade Bianche.  (Cyclingnews) - 'I was perhaps more nervous for the press conference than for the race'.

- News: Peter Sagan stays coy about his Strade Bianche chances.  (Cyclingnews) - ‘We’re back, the season starts again,’ says world champion before European debut.

- News: Kwiatkowski focuses on a third victory at Strade Bianche.  (Cyclingnews) - 'This race is special for everyone' says 2017 winner.

- Alex Sans Vega, Team Dimension Data directeur sportif: "I think we are in for an interesting race this weekend. We know that currently the roads are full of snow so we will have to see what the conditions are like on Saturday. We will be ready though, we have a nice team who have proven themselves on the white roads before. Scott and Julien are both going well at the moment, so we have some good options available to us and will race for a top result."

- News: Brambilla out of Strade Bianche with pneumonia.  (Cyclingnews) - Italian was third in 2016, will be replaced by Nicola Conci.

- News: Snow turns to rain to set up epic Strade Bianche.  (Cyclingnews) - Riders get a taste of expected mud fest on Tuscan gravel roads.

- News: Vanmarcke to lead EF Education First-Drapac at Strade Bianche.  (Cyclingnews) - Phinney will make season debut after missing Abu Dhabi due to illness.

- Preview: Sagan and Van Avermaet headline Strade Bianche - Race preview.  (Cyclingnews) - Nibali and Dumoulin to clash on Tuscan dirt roads.

- Preview: Longer, tougher Strade Bianche Women in 2018 - Preview.  (Cyclingnews) - Eight gravel sectors on route to Siena's Piazza del Campo.

- Preview: 2018 Strade Bianche Preview and Route Details here.

- EF Education First-Drapac roster for Strade Bianche:

Simon Clarke (AUS)
Alex Howes (USA)
Kim Magnusson (SWE)
Dani Moreno (ESP)
Taylor Phinney (USA)
Tom Van Asbroeck (BEL)
Sep Vanmarcke (BEL)

- Sep Vanmarcke on Strade Bianche: "It’s a special race because it’s heroic.  It’s very hard to race on gravel roads. Like with a cobbled classic, you need to be in good position, stay focused from start to finish and have some luck."

- Fabrizio Guidi (EF Education First-Drapac directeur sportif): "I’m not surprised by the popularity of this race.  I also think that there are conditions for the popularity to continue to grow. The scenario and characteristics of the course are unique. Strade Bianche represents the answers to those looking for both spectacle and tradition and offers the opportunity for victory to climbers and classics riders."

- News: Longo Borghini primed to defend Strade Bianche title.  (Cyclingnews) - Italian says she's not in top form but still 'in the game'.

- News: Valverde recovers to lead Movistar at Strade Bianche.  (Cyclingnews) - Betancur to make season debut after Vuelta crash injuries.

- News: Gilbert and Stybar looking to add second Strade Bianche title to their palmares.  (Cyclingnews) - Quick-Step Floors take on Italian Classic with two former winners.

- News: Van der Breggen and Guarnier lead Boels Dolmans at Strade Bianche.  (Cyclingnews) - Dutchwoman prepares with mountain bike race.

- News: Niewiadoma: I'll fight until I drop to deliver the best result at Strade Bianche.  (Cyclingnews) - Canyon-SRAM rider aims for victory after twice runner-up.

- News: Van Avermaet chasing victory at Strade Bianche.  (Cyclingnews) - 'It is one of my favourite races in the year, I hope the weather is okay' says Belgian.

- News: Bora-Hansgrohe confirm Peter Sagan for Strade Bianche.  (Cyclingnews) - World champion set for 2018 European debut in Italy.

- News: Matthews out of Strade Bianche with fractured shoulder.  (Cyclingnews) - Australian injured in Omloop Het Nieuwsblad crash.

- Michael Matthews (Team Sunweb) is out of Strade Bianche after crashing in Omloop Het Nieuwsblad.  Team Sunweb Physician Anko Boelens: "The diagnosis from the MRI scan is a non-displaced fracture of the greater tuberosity of the left upper arm. Because the fragment is not displaced, surgery in this case is not required. Michael will need to take some rest and afterwards undergo physiotherapy before restarting training on the rollers. Much is dependent on improvement over the next days, but at the moment we can certainly say that Strade Bianche on Saturday is not possible. The healing process and Michael's pain levels will determine when he can return to the bike. After the weekend we will re-evaluate for his upcoming races and see if Tirreno is realistic."

- BMC Racing roster for Strade Bianche: Alberto Bettiol (ITA), Damiano Caruso (ITA), Stefan Küng (SUI), Michael Schär (SUI), Greg Van Avermaet (BEL), Francisco Ventoso (ESP), Loïc Vliegen (BEL) - Sports Directors: Valerio Piva (ITA), Maximilian Sciandri (ITA)

- Van Avermaet (BMC) finished on the podium in 2015 and 2017: "Strade Bianche is a race that is pretty honest, so I am looking forward to it. It is one of my favorite races in the year, and I hope the weather is okay because I do not love the cold that much, or the rain. We will see how it goes, but I am feeling motivated again. Last year, I was second, and I have been on the podium a few times already so hopefully this year I can win."

- Team Sunweb for the 2018 Strade Bianche:

Søren Kragh Andersen (DEN)
Nikias Arndt (GER)
Laurens ten Dam (NED)
Tom Dumoulin (NED)
Simon Geschke (GER)
Lennard Kämna (GER)
Michael Matthews (AUS)

- Team Sunweb d.s. Marc Reef: "This Saturday we have Strade Bianche, one of the most beautiful and unique races through Tuscany, which includes a total of 63 kilometres on sterrrato-roads. Depending on weather, we expect that soon after the feeding zone the race will really start with two long and challenging sections where most of the time the first shift will be made. From here the race is on and will be for sure decided on the last three sectors which come 25 kilometres from the finish."

- Defending champion Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky): "The biggest reflection from 2017 was the way I was racing across the entire season. That was the most important thing for me, that I could actually race at the highest level all the time and I was there in the game to win the races. That was really important for me. And because of that I could win such big races as Strade Bianche, Milan-San Remo and San Sebastian."

- Elisa Longo Borghini (Wiggle High5) won the 2017 women's Strade Bianche.  Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky) won the 2017 men's Strade Bianche.

- Map, profile and info here.

- Photos:  Strade Bianche Photos

- The 2018 Strade Bianche (both the women's and men's races) is being held Saturday, March 3.

- Note that there is also a women's Strade Bianche as part of the Women's WorldTour.

- Photos:  2011 Montepaschi Strade Bianche Photos by Michael Crook

- Photos:  2011 Montepaschi Strade Bianche Photos by Sirotti

- More info and links to come.

- We will update here with the best and latest live feeds at broadcast time. -

- Welcome to our live coverage guide for the 2018 Strade Bianche.

2018 Strade Bianche LIVE
March 3, Italy
Official Website
Women's Start List
Men's Start List

Women's race starts at 9:05am CET
(3:05am U.S. Eastern)

Women's race finish at approx 1:15pm CET
(7:15am U.S. Eastern)

Men's race starts at 10:35am CET
(4:35am U.S. Eastern)

Men's race finish at around 3:29pm CET
(9:29am U.S. Eastern)

Live video from 12:30pm CET
(6:30am U.S. Eastern)


 Siena weather

Strade Bianche Live Coverage

Live video streaming:

(Fubo TV in HD, English)
(U.S.A. and Canada)
(Free trial.)

Links to come as available

(English, Eurosport)
(-- CET)
(-- U.S. Eastern)

(eitb.com live stream)
(likely geo-restricted)

(Rai Sport 2 live stream)
(-- CET)
(-- U.S. Eastern)

- more links to come -

(watch Strade Bianche online)


Live audio streaming:

(Listen online)

Live tickers:



- More tickers to come if available -

News and photos:

(cycling news)
Yahoo photo gallery (AP/AFP)

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The peloton during the 2011 edition of Montepaschi Strade Bianche
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photo Copyright © 2011 Michael Crook - more photos