Strade Bianche 2013, March 2nd, 188 kms 1.1

Aahhhhh... don't you feel the joy in the air as the real season begins?






Official startlist

2007
1. Kolobnev
2. Ljungqvist
3. Khalilov
2008
1. Cancellara
2. Ballan
3. Gerdemann
2009
1. Lövkvist
2. Wegmann
3. Elmiger
2010
1. Iglinskiy
2. Lövkvist
3. Rogers
2011
1. Gilbert
2. Ballan
3. Cunego
2012
1. Cancellara
2. Iglinskiy
3. Gatto
 
Jan 8, 2012
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Löfkvist clearly has good form early on this season and this race suits him, crossing my fingers for gotland!
 
Aug 16, 2011
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Lofkvist will do well, he's got the form and is motivated to get IAM some results. But I'm hoping Cance can show he's still got it. And if Sagan decides to go for it, he will at least be on the podium (if not the top step).
 
Löfkvist is doing Paris - Nice. Don't think he will start one day earlier in Strade Bianche. But I am not 100% sure. All IAM's biggest name is confirmed to start in Paris-Nice (Elmiger, Haussler, Larsson, Löfkvist and Tschopp).

And as far as I have heard Sagan will not start either.
 
This was originally one of Nordhaug's main target's of the year, but I'm not sure about his form after his minor knee injury. Also, Slagter might be the man for Blanco if he can survive the gravel this time.
 
Feb 23, 2012
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I doesn't matter to me who wins this, just watching this great race on tv is enough. If only the Italians finally could buy some good equipment so we can get nice HD pictures. And it's about time this race gets WT status I should say.
 
Jan 11, 2010
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maltiv said:
This was originally one of Nordhaug's main target's of the year, but I'm not sure about his form after his minor knee injury. Also, Slagter might be the man for Blanco if he can survive the gravel this time.
Slagter is a super lightweight guy, I don't know if that's a good thing on the gravel. Nordhaug should be okay, he got through Haut Var without problems (I think?) and as an ex-MTBer and hills specialist this race should suit him.
 
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Gotland said:
Löfkvist is doing Paris - Nice. Don't think he will start one day earlier in Strade Bianche. But I am not 100% sure. All IAM's biggest name is confirmed to start in Paris-Nice (Elmiger, Haussler, Larsson, Löfkvist and Tschopp).

And as far as I have heard Sagan will not start either.
One less guy that can challenge Cance then I guess. :p

Why would Sagan not start? He's on the roster for TA which is 4 days after SB.
 
Leonardus said:
I doesn't matter to me who wins this, just watching this great race on tv is enough. If only the Italians finally could buy some good equipment so we can get nice HD pictures. And it's about time this race gets WT status I should say.
Should try and get HC status first.

In the last two years Strade gave a good indication of who will enjoy a good classics season.
Pity that Gilbert and Lofkvist aren't riding. However plenty of top guys in the fray. Really looking forward to it/
 

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