Strade Bianche:- Siena › Siena 184km ***Spoilers***

Due to popular demand, the race has now been up rated to Chipper+ and consequently gets it's own thread.





Ultimi Km.



Unfortunately, no Wout van Aert or Tadej Pogacar this year. So the focus will be on the road debut for 2023 on Mattheu van de Poel and a rejuvenated Julian Alaphilippe.

Live coverage begins on GCN/Eurosport from 10-30am, with the action focusing on the women's race.
The women's course.



The men's race takes over from 12-50pm. The finish is scheduled for around 3-30pm All times given are GMT.

The weather will be great for spectating but not so good for mud.

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Comments

  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,631
    Men’s race has just got underway.
    50kms left in the woman’s race. No breakaway.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • ddraver
    ddraver Posts: 26,318
    Not to be outdone by ITV4 nabbing Lizzy Deignan, GCN have gone out and got themselves a Laura Kenny
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • ddraver
    ddraver Posts: 26,318
    edited March 2023
    HORSE!!!!!!!!!!!!


    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • JimD666
    JimD666 Posts: 1,855
    Loose horse on the course. Makes a change from a dog I guess
  • ddraver
    ddraver Posts: 26,318
    Chute! Chute de Horse!!
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • ddraver
    ddraver Posts: 26,318
    Cecillie is to male cycling fans what Thibaut is to housewives...
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • ddraver
    ddraver Posts: 26,318
    USA vs Holland vs rest
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • ddraver
    ddraver Posts: 26,318
    Not looking good for USA...
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • ddraver
    ddraver Posts: 26,318
    Holland v other holland (belgium tbf)
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,631
    Meh
    SD = Jumbo
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • ddraver
    ddraver Posts: 26,318
    SD Worx 1,2 photo finish

    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • Mad_Malx
    Mad_Malx Posts: 4,977
    They both wanted that
  • ddraver
    ddraver Posts: 26,318
    edited March 2023
    Vollering from Kopecky on the bike throw

    Hup real Holland
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • alan_a
    alan_a Posts: 1,546
    The last 15km - 20km of that were great viewing.

    Neither of them knew who won. Vollering gets it.
  • ddraver
    ddraver Posts: 26,318
    The Vollebot finally shows some emotion in the fourth or fifth post race interview...
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,631
    A couple of big names taste the gravel.
    Ineos’s Carlos Rodriguez and Valentin Madouas towards the rear.
    Spotted Attila Valter in a quick remount too.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 71,565
    Quite a fast pace for the last hour. Lot of whittling away at the back.
  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,631
    Pidcock goes early following an attack from Bettiol.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,631
    Sagan continues his retirement tour.
    Out the back 50kms from home.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 16,554
    It is a beautiful race. Pidcock looks good ..
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,631
    Pidcock gapping everyone on the downhill
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 71,565
    Long way to go solo… dropped his pair of Italian compatriots on the decent.
  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,631

    Long way to go solo… dropped his pair of Italian compatriots on the decent.

    Tadej Pidcock? :p
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,631
    MvDP launches….
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 16,554
    Insane speeds ...it's so full on
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 16,554
    Someone had to crash
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 16,554
    Bettiol and Sheffield crash out
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 16,554
    Not a lot of riders left
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 16,554
    Everyone all over MvdP wheel ....
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm