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: