2023 UCI Cycling World Tour – Strade Bianche 2023: Start list information, prediction, Odds, free live stream

by Keven S. Reinhart
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This weekend marks one of the biggest and most anticipated events on the men’s and women’s calendars: Strade Bianche, the famous and much-loved Italian classic.

The men’s race covers 184 kilometres, while the women’s race is a slightly shorter 136 kilometres, and both take place on Saturday, March 4, across Tuscany’s white gravel roads, or Sterrato.

While we know which men’s and women’s teams will compete, a provisional start list has yet to be released.
Unfortunately, one of the previous race winners, Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma), cannot compete this year due to illness. If Van Aert doesn’t show up to the start, other race favourites like Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Deceuninck) and Tom Pidcock will have a much better chance of winning. (Ineos Grenadiers).

How to watch Strade Bianche 2023 Live:

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Route of the Strade Bianche in 2023

The men’s race is 184.0km (114.3mi) long and features 11 gravel sectors for a total of 63km (39mi); the women’s race is 136.0km (84.5mi) long and features 31.6km (19.6mi) all eight gravel sections found on the men’s course.

Both races are based in Siena and feature short, punchy hills and demanding gravel sections suitable for all-around riders.
Sector 11 (Sector 8 for the women) features the steepest gravel climb of the day, with an 18% grade up Le Tolfe.

Sector 5 is the longest gravel sector for the men at 11.9 kilometres in length. After it separates the contenders, it will lead directly into Sector 6 after only a kilometre of paved tarmac road.
Sector 5 (the women’s equivalent of Sector 7 for the men) in San Martino, Grania, is the longest sector at 9.5 km. The riders will also need help with this stretch’s undulations.

After a final ascent of up to 16 per cent on Siena’s Via Santa Caterina, the pelotons will descend rapidly to the finish line beneath the city’s iconic Porta di Fontebranda.

The Complete Strade Bianche 2023 Team List (men)

For the 17th edition, all 18 men’s WorldTour teams will be present and accounted for as they line up in Siena to begin the race. Wildcard spots have been awarded to seven different teams for this competition.

The complete rosters are available below. When the provisional list of riders is made available, Cycling Weekly will add them.

  • Ag2r Citroen Team
  • Alpecin-Deceuninck
  • Astana Qazaqstan Team
  • Bahrain Victorious
  • Bora – Hansgrohe
  • Cofidis
  • Ef Education – Easypost
  • Groupama – Fdj
  • Ineos Grenadiers
  • Intermarché – Circus – Wanty
  • Jumbo-Visma
  • Movistar Team
  • Soudal Quick-Step
  • Team Arkea – Samsic
  • Team Dsm
  • Team Jayco Alula
  • Trek – Segafredo
  • Uae Team Emirates
7 Wildcards
  • Eolo-Kometa
  • Green Project-Bardiani Csf-Faizané
  • Israel – Premier Tech
  • Lotto Dstny
  • Q36.5 Pro Cycling
  • Totalenergies
  • Tudor Pro Cycling

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Strade Bianche Donne 2023: Women’s Team List

All of the 23 women’s teams from the WorldTour and ProTeam level.

UCI Women’s WorldTour teams

  • Canyon//Sram Racing
  • Ef Education – Tibco – Svb
  • Fdj-Suez
  • Fenix-Deceuninck
  • Israel Premier Tech Roland
  • Liv Racing Teqfind
  • Movistar Team Women
  • Team Dsm
  • Team Jayco Alula
  • Team Jumbo-Visma
  • Team Sd Worx
  • Trek – Segafredo
  • Uae Team Adq

WildCard teams

  • Ag Insurance – Soudal Quick-Step
  • Aromitalia Basso Vaiano
  • Bepink
  • Born To Win – Zhiraf – G20
  • Ceratizit – Wnt Pro Cycling
  • Cofidis Women
  • Gb Junior Team Piemonte Pedale Castanese A.S.D.
  • Isolmant – Premac – Vittoria
  • Laboral Kutxa – Fundacion Euskadi
  • Team Mendelspeck
  • Top Girls Fassa Bortolo

Schedule of Strade Bianche 2023

Times indicated here are an estimate, assuming an average race speed of 36km/h for women and 41km/h for women. All times Central European Time.

4 March 2023

  • 0930: Women’s race starts in Siena
  • 0957: Women’s race reaches first gravel sector (2.1km)
  • 1009: Women’s race reaches second gravel sector (5.8km)
  • 1028: Women’s race reaches third gravel sector (4.4km)
  • 1045: Women’s race reaches fourth gravel sector (5.5km)
  • 1118: Women’s race reaches fifth and longest gravel sector (9.5km)
  • 1145: Men’s race starts in Siena
  • 1210: Men’s race reaches first gravel sector (2.1km)
  • 1220: Men’s race reaches second gravel sector (5.8km)
  • 1230: Women’s race reaches sixth gravel sector (0.8km)
  • 1237: Men’s race reaches third gravel sector (4.4km)
  • 1239: Women’s race reaches seventh gravel sector (2.4km)
  • 1252: Men’s race reaches fourth gravel sector (5.5km)
  • 1254: Women’s race reaches eighth and last gravel sector (1.1km)
  • 1316: Women’s race finishes in Siena
  • 1335: Men’s race reaches fifth and longest gravel sector (11.9km)
  • 1354: Men’s race reaches sixth gravel sector (8.0km)
  • 1428: Men’s race reaches seventh gravel sector (9.5km)
  • 1454: Men’s race reaches eighth gravel sector (11.5km)
  • 1538: Men’s race reaches ninth gravel sector (0.8km)
  • 1545: Men’s race reaches 10th gravel sector (2.4km)
  • 1556: Men’s race reaches 11th and last gravel sector (1.1km)
  • 1614: Men’s race finishes in Siena

 

 

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