It may only be in its ninth edition, but Strade Bianche already holds a special place in the hearts of many cycling fans. It features all the hard racing, tough parcours and cold-hearted tactics that we love about the northern spring races, but for me it’s the fact that the battle plays out against such a stunning backdrop that fascinates.
It will be just after lunch before the live coverage hits our screens, so while we wait, make a coffee, maybe nibble on a little sweet cake, and immerse yourself in the Tuscan countryside with this video by Le Coq Sportif, sponsors of L’Eroica.
And remember: Soloi i campioni sfidano le nuvole – Only champions challenge the clouds.
Featured image: Race website