Montepaschi Strade Bianche preview

Paris-Nice gets underway on Sunday, Tirreno-Adriatico starts next week, Milan-San Remo’s in two weeks and then it’s no time at all until the start of the famed hard-man cobbled Classics. This Saturday’s Montepaschi Strade Bianche race on the dirt roads of Tuscany will be a key indicator of some riders’ form.

The race (part of the RCS Sport stable) was inspired by a Gran Fondo ride, the October Eroica sportive established in 1997, where participants have to use bikes made before 1987 and dress accordingly.

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