Monday, May 23, 2022

Strade Bianchi baby!

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Strade Bianchi baby! The white roads of Tuscany get another run on the Pro Tour today. This is a relatively new one day classic, and an Italian take on the cobbled classics of the legendary Belgian spring. Instead of cobblestones, we have hard-packed clay sectors where moves are made, races are won and all the cool photos are taken.

This area is also the scene of THAT stage of the Giro in 2010 when Cadel rode Vinokourov off the wheel.

The weather that day was filthy: torrential rain and very cold, making work on the clay treacherous to say the least.