The legendary Strade Bianche is one of the hardest one day races on the calendar. With multiple gravel sectors, the race almost always gets torn to pieces. Not only was it already going to be an epic race, it was forecast to include stormy conditions throughout the race. The 2018 edition was going to be incredibly tough.
The Start
The race began in the Piazza Della Liberta. The riders were hoping for a dry start to the race, however this was not the case. Horrendous conditions greeted the riders at the start in Siena.

Team Dimension Data Arrive Just In Time For The Downpour

Vincenzo Nibali Didn't Seem Happy About The Weather Conditions

Large Amounts Of The Riders Begin To Sign On For Strade Bianche

The Mitchelton Scott Riders Head Back To The Team Bus To Warm Up Before The Start

Defending Champion Michał Kwiatkowski Always Has Time For His Fans

Romain Bardet Is Escorted To The Start Line

"Its Going To Be A Wet One"

The Riders Attempt To Shelter From The Rain

Wout Van Aert Arrives For His Strade Bianche Debut

World Champion Peter Sagan Signs Some Autographs At The Start

Greg Van Avermaet Arrives With The Hope Of Winning 

Two Former Winners Chat On The Start Line

Greg Van Avermaet Composes Himself On The Start Line

Peter Sagan Chats With Taylor Phinney 

The World Champion Is Escorted To The Start Line

The Finish
Once again the race finished in the legendary Piazza del Campo where hundreds of fans would be waiting for this years winner. Once again, Strade Bianche 2018 lived up to be another classic.

Anna Van Der Breggen Wins The Womens Strade Bianche

Tiesj Benoot Wins Strade Bianche 2018

Pure Emotion For Tiesj Benoot As He Crosses The Line Victorious

Tiesj Benoot Is Quickly Ushered Away To The Podium

Romain Bardet Recovers After Finishing Second

Wout Van Aert Collapses With Exhaustion After Finishing Third

A Disappointed Peter Sagan Heads Back To The Team Bus

The Riders Are Surrounded By The Press As Soon As They Finish

Tiesj Benoot Is Presented On The Podium

The Strade Bianche Podium 2018

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