Strade Bianche live stream 2019

Strade Bianche 2019 (Siena – Siena 184km) LIVE STREAM: Saturday, 09 March, starts at 14:00pm CET (Central Europe), 08:00am U.S. Eastern

Strade Bianche is not an old race. Far from it, the race is only just over ten years old, but it has quickly garnered attention as one of the most spectacular one day races of the year. Not only is the scenery sublime, the sectors of gravel which covers both ascents and descents are not found regularly in the professional racing scene. That allure plus the brutal uphill finish into the ancient walled city of Siena is a sight to behold. Throw those factors together and you have an instant classic.

The winners have been varied too. Whilst you might think a hilly one day race suits the climbers principally, they haven’t historically netted the top step. Instead, a lot of the winners in the last decade have been classics men first and foremost, with Stybar, Cancellara and Gilbert all winning here. Last year’s race saw a breakaway form some distance from the line, with eventual winner Tiesj Benoot ripping up the end of the race to deliver a resounding triumph whilst Wout van Aert proved he had the mettle for the highest level of road racing with a strong podium, neatly bisected by the pure climber Bardet second across the line.