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Gallery: The favourites prevail at a wonderful Strade Bianche

All the action from a mud-slicked day in Tuscany, as captured by Kristof Ramon and the Grubers.

Monument or not, Strade Bianche is one of the races of the year. Those white gravel roads, those rolling Tuscan hills, that legendary climb back into Siena before the finish in the Piazzo del Campo – it’s undoubtedly one of the toughest and most beautiful races on the calendar.

The 2024 edition, held this past Saturday, saw a couple of notable route changes. The women’s race attracted a couple more gravel sectors; the men’s race was more than 30 km longer than in previous editions. But ultimately, the day delivered some familiar and not-unexpected results.

In the women’s race, world champion Lotte Kopecky (SD Worx-Protime) was imperious in rainbows, winning with apparent ease for the second time in three years. And in the men’s race, well, Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) was just out doing Tadej things – attacking from 81 km out, solo, and winning by almost three minutes. As you do.

Results aside, there was plenty to enjoy from a great day’s racing. Join us as we luxuriate in all the details from the men’s and women’s Strade Bianche, courtesy of a big ol’ gallery of photos from Kristof Ramon and the Grubers, Ashley and Jered.

By the time the women’s race finished back in Siena, the men’s race was underway. Here’s how Kristof and the Grubers saw the men’s race.

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