Gallery: The Strade Bianche - Highlights From The White Road Classic

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The Strade Bianche, the Italian 'white road' classic, has taken place for the 13th year and here we present a gallery illustrating some of the highlights of the race.

Mitchelton-Scott's Annemiek van Vleuten won the women's Strade Bianche on Saturday, the 36-year-old making a solo breakaway on the final gravel sector and storming to the win.

In the men's event Deceuninck-Quick Step rider 26yo Julian Alaphilippe was victor, giving the Belgian team their third Classics win in the opening three events of the season.

The next events on the 1-day roster are -

23 March: Milano-Sanremo (Italy)

29 March: E3 Harelbeke (Belgium)

31 March: Gent-Wevelgem in Flanders Fields (Belgium)

7 April: Ronde van Vlaanderen - Tour des Flandres (Belgium)

14 April: Paris-Roubaix (France)

21 April: Amstel Gold Race (the Netherlands)

24 April: La Flèche Wallonne (Belgium)

28 April: Liège-Bastogne-Liège (Belgium)

1 May: Eschborn-Frankfurt (Germany)

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Images: Sirotti

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