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A Strade Bianche to remember, in pictures

3 March 2018
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Wrap-up gallery

We gather together the best images from both men’s and women’s races of the ‘Eroica’, completely covered in mud and set to be remembered for years.

We deeply thank Roberto Bettini, Luca Bettini and Dario Belingheri, photographers from the BettiniPhoto.net agency, for their efforts capturing the Blues’ performances in Siena on Saturday.

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Photo: BettiniPhoto.net / Movistar Team

Valverde into an early ‘sterrato’ section.

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Photo: BettiniPhoto.net / Movistar Team

Nelson Oliveira manages his way through a difficult descent, which caused several crashes. The grooves created by the bikes’ wheels are visible below.

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Photo: BettiniPhoto.net / Movistar Team

Carlos Betancur in his 2018 debut with the Movistar Team.

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Photo: BettiniPhoto.net / Movistar Team

José Joaquín Rojas was a great support for his team leader in the late third of the race.

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Photo: BettiniPhoto.net / Movistar Team

Andrey Amador on the attack in the final part of the race.

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Photo: BettiniPhoto.net / Movistar Team

Valverde surged from the back to reach 4th place. Here into the final 10km, ahead of Zdenek Stybar (QST), Giovanni Visconti (TBM) and Robert Power (MTS).

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Valverde with triple World champion Peter Sagan (BOH).

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Photo: BettiniPhoto.net / Movistar Team

The perennial beauty of Strade Bianche – this time, covered in mud.

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Photo: BettiniPhoto.net / Movistar Team

Another picture of arguably the two biggest names in the men’s Strade Bianche.

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Photo: BettiniPhoto.net / Movistar Team

Valverde at the Piazza del Campo after notching up the day’s 4th place.

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Amador after finishing the Strade Bianche.

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Photo: Movistar Team

A gesture which says more than many words.

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Photo: BettiniPhoto.net / Movistar Team

The early stages of the women’s race, with the Movistar Team always keeping the front, five strong until the final 20km.

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Photo: Movistar Team

Lourdes Oyarbide, already covered in mud, gets assistance from DS Jorge Sanz.

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Experienced Polish rider Małgorzata Jasińska during Strade Bianche.

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Photo: Movistar Team

Everyone suffered, from the very leaders and all the way down to the back.