LIVE: Dust bites, puffing, sweating and a steady pace halfway through course Strade Bianche 2020

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The Strade Bianche is also on the program for women. Last year Annemiek Van Vleuten won in Italy. Also this year she has more than good form. Follow the action on this page. Watch our live stream from 3.10 p.m.

  1. Dust bites. 2 pm 21.
  2. 2 pm 19. As expected, the fifth gravel strip of 9.5 km has provided a selection. We still have to wait for the names of the strong women in the front. Former world champions Anna van der Breggen and Lizzie Deignan set the pace. .
  3. 2 pm 11. Halfway! We are at kilometer 68, which means that we are half way! The pace on the fifth gravel strip is not too slow, to say the least. Several riders have a hard time hooking up their car and getting lost more and more in the dust. .
  4. 2 pm 09.
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  6. 2 p.m. 06.
  7. 13h54. The riders are slowly approaching the fifth lane of the day, also the longest. Flying 9.5 kilometers over the gravel strip, hoping that the tires will not deflate. .
  8. Tempo drops again. After a good and fast 50 kilometers on the clock, the pace has slowed down again. Everything seems to come together again when entering the feeding zone. & Nbsp; . 1 pm 33.
  9. 1 pm 16. Fast pace. On the third gravel strip of the day, the pace is blisteringly fast. There are some breaks in the peloton and 13 riders are ahead. A few kilometers later, the 13-strong group already has about 40 riders. .
  10. 12h43. Omer Shapira gives it a try, goes a good 10 kilometers solo, but is swallowed up again by the big suit. .
  11. 12h41. Put it all back together. The first gravel strip is over and the early birds have been caught again. Everything is back together. Who will fly away next? .
  12. 12h25. Melissa van Neck and Giorgia Vettorello are the first 2 women to test the legs. They choose the early attack. They ride 50 “together, & nbsp; Kseniya Dobrynina is the lone pursuer.
  13. 12 noon 13. Live stream at 3.10 pm. For now you have to do it with our text updates, but from 3.10 pm you can go here with live images of the match. Or you can of course also tune to one. .
  14. 12 o’clock . START! The riders have left for a tour of 136 kilometers. Do we get an early escape right away, or do the women feel a bit first? .
  15. 11 hours 54.
  16. Lotto-Soudal Ladies exploring. 11 hours 53.
  17. 11 hours 52. Limited list of Belgians. We can count the Belgian riders at the start in Italy on 1 hand. With Lone Meertens and Julie Van de Velde, the only 2 compatriots are with Lotto-Soudal Ladies. .
  18. 11 a.m. 49. Favorites list. The top favorite for today is undoubtedly Annemiek Van Vleuten, who also won last year. Other names to be sure to keep an eye out for include Anna van der Breggen, Elisa Longo Borghini, Katarzyna Niewiadoma and Mavi Garcia and & nbsp; Marta Bastianelli. .
  19. 11 am 17. I am really looking forward to the Strade Bianche! I have taken the confidence from the Spanish races, but I am also realistic and know that there is a lot of competition. Top favorite Annemiek Van Vleuten on her website.
  20. 11 am 05. Thieves take off with bicycles from the Trek women’s team. The Trek-Segafredo women’s team will not be able to finish the Strade Bianche on normal bikes today. After all, thieves went on Friday night with 6 copies. “Bad start to the day for the team in Italy,” the American team tweeted. “6 bikes (Trek Émonda) from the women’s team were stolen last night. The thieves broke into the roof of the truck and stole the bikes. The riders will ride the Strade Bianche with spare bikes.” .
  21. 01-08-2020.
  22. 4 pm 49. That’s how it went last year: Van Vleuten is in a class of its own.

    This is how it went last year: Van Vleuten is in a class of its own

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