Strade Bianche 2020 odds
Who wins Strade Bianche 2020?
There is no odds at Strade Bianche 2020 yet, but we had already found odds at Milan–San Remo 2020.
Strade Bianche 2019
The 13th edition of the Strade Bianche will be held in Siena, Italy on Saturday the 9th March 2019. The one-day professional cycling race has become a prestigious fixture on the UCI World Tour racing calendar, despite its short history. Strade Bianche means ‘white roads’ in Italian, referring to the seconds of unpaved roads in the race. The race finishes on the Piazza del Campo in Siena after a punchy 16% gradient climb in the old town.
The current champion is Tiesj Benoot (Team Lotto Soudal) who soloed to a stunning victory last year, beating Romain Bardet (Team AG2R La Mondiale) and Wout Van Aert (Team Jumbo-Visma) on the podium.
The 2019 route
The Stade Bianche route is a 184 km race that has become famous for its dirt roads. These unpaved sections of the route provide a tough test for the peloton as uneven surfaces and gravel causes crashes, chaos and opportunities for attacks.
There are eleven sections of unpaved roads (over 60 km long), and the last one (in Ponta del Garbo) is the toughest. Not only is it the longest, but most of it is also an uphill climb. In fact, the tough course is full of undulating climbs, including the tricky uphill finish in Piazza del Campo, Siena.
The result of the tough route is a wide variety of cyclists have a chance of winning, from one-day specialists to powerful climbers such as Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team). The uphill finish favours good climbers who can attack.