Strade Bianche: August 1, 2020

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I just rewatched the previous two editions and it struck me that both races were largely decided with more than 20 km to go. Just waiting until the final climbs seems to be a bad idea. You have to be agressive in a race like this.
 
I just rewatched the previous two editions and it struck me that both races were largely decided with more than 20 km to go. Just waiting until the final climbs seems to be a bad idea. You have to be agressive in a race like this.
Could be even more the case this time. Reading a few interviews with riders who have been on the course they are saying the conditions are very different to what they usually are in March. A lot less grip on the dirt, less visibility because of the dust and altogther more dangerous. Being out in front will a bigger advantage than usual
 
I just rewatched the previous two editions and it struck me that both races were largely decided with more than 20 km to go. Just waiting until the final climbs seems to be a bad idea. You have to be agressive in a race like this.
Which makes it even more of a travesty that they only show so little of the race (and no, them showing the women's race doesn't make up for that).
 
An interesting outsider today could be Gregor Muhlberger, who showed strength in Sibiu and was tenth in 2018.
That would be a surprise as big as Pinot winning Lombardia!
He's not riding! Anyone who did Sibiu has to self-isolate for 14 days before entering Italy.

Errr... nevermind! He is? But, how does that fit with the above?
 
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That would be a surprise as big as Pinot winning Lombardia!
He's not riding! Anyone who did Sibiu has to self-isolate for 14 days before entering Italy.

Errr... nevermind! He is? But, how does that fit with the above?
Actually credit goes to Emil from feltet.dk. He has immensive knowledge of races and riders.
 

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