On March 6, 2021, the “Strade Bianche 2021″ took place in Siena, in the heart of the magical Tuscany.
Between the incomparable beauty of nature and the austere royalty of the city, the world of cycling celebrates its characters of strength and resilience, of the heroic tradition of early 20th-century racing mixed with the latest technical innovations.
Strade Bianche has never failed to excite, and this year’s edition was no exception. Strade Bianche is one of the most important bicycle events and it is a part of the UCI World Tour, the premier men’s elite road cycling tour, since 2017. Born in 2007, the race has reached its 15th edition this year, with has been won by dutch athlete Mathieu van der Poel.
The starting point changed multiple times during the years. In the first editions, it was Gaiole in Chianti, then it has been moved to San Gimignano and then Siena itself, where the race also ends. The Tuscany landscape and the dirt roads make Strade Bianche a visually stunning race to watch, and finds the apex of its magnificence at the finish line in Piazza del Campo, the main square in the historic center of Siena, which has seen lots of great champions win during these years: Fabian Cancellara has the record for winning with 3 success in 2008, 2012 and 2016. The second most winner is Michał Kwiatkowski.
There are only a few things that can represent the meaning of Tuscany’s lifestyle as well right now.
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