Thursday, 3 March 2016

Strade Bianche - Preview

The Spring Classics season has officialy started and on Staurday there will be the newest classic with the oldest soul.
Strade Bianche is an incredible road bicycle race in Tuscany, Italy.
The route consists of 176 kilometers over hilly terrain, including nine sectors of gravel roads, totaling 52.8 km of dirt road.
Being so new the race has another peculiarity: if a rider wins the race three times he will have a sector of gravel road entitled.
At the moment the only rider who can reach this goal is Fabian Cancellara with already 2 Wins, however we have to consider that this will be his last attempt and this makes the race even more interesting.
Who will be the first rider to have an entitled sector?
Talking about the technical feature, the dirt road sections include steep climbs and testing descents, with the gravel surface usually smooth but also dotted with stones, potholes and hidden dangers.
Success depends mainly on rider's bike handling skills making the Strade Bianche a race for true champions.

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