3rd time, good time: Wout van Aert triumphs in Strade Bianche | Strade Bianche 2020

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After a 3rd place in 2018 and 2019, Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) has now won first prize in the Strade Bianche. With an attack on the last white gravel strip, he won the Italian top match. The Italian (Formolo) and the German champion (Schachmann) bites in the dust.

Although the Strade Bianche remained closed for a long time, it soon became clear that this sweltering edition would be one long dropout race and wear battle.

With an injection, Alaphilippe and Van der Poel opened the final at 80 kilometers from the finish, but 30 kilometers later – including after a bad luck – the two favorites parked completely.

They had no answer to the blow from Fuglsang, last year’s runner-up. The Dane was very generous in his effort and suddenly stood for a solo of no less than 50 kilometers.

Did he use his mind or did Fuglsang feel that his tank was not filled enough? The Dane was let in by 5 amici: Van Aert, Van Avermaet, Bettiol, Schachmann and Formolo.

Look at the Strade Bianche:

  1. 18h45. Wout van Aert holds on to the final climb and wins the Strade Bianche.

    Wout van Aert holds out on the final climb and wins the Strade Bianche

  2. 6:43 PM. Like a miner, Van Aert is looking to cool off in the shadow of the Piazza del Campo. This is the final breakthrough of a champion, especially after what happened a year ago. .
  3. 18h43. Formolo takes second place, right in front of Schachmann. Half a minute from Van Aert, please. .
  4. 18h42. What a number, what a number, what a number! José De Cauwer.
  5. 6 pm 42. Van Aert: a deep bow! Wout van Aert enters through the large gate, literally and figuratively. He wins a breathtaking Strade Bianche. In the final he was clearly the strongest! Hats off! .
  6. 18h41. Van Aert waives, but he is as good as above. The victory is in! .
  7. 18h40. Schachmann and Formolo must be a jet fighter to be able to seal this. We write down Van Aert. Yes, right? .
  8. Last km. Another 1,000 kilometers and then the liberation follows. Will Van Aert survive the end of the chilometro? . 6:40 PM.
  9. 18h40. Formolo and Schachmann accelerate in the chase, but do not reach Van Aert.

    Formolo and Schachmann accelerate in the chase, but do not reach Van Aert

  10. 6 p.m. 39. Schachmann is playing a game. Van Aert goes to the rag with 23 seconds. .
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