Iglinsky tops Strade Bianche battle ahead of Löfkvist, Rogers

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Sky's Thomas Löfkvist and HTC-Columbia's Michael Rogers fell just short in a battle of the greats over Siena's rolling gravel roads Saturday. In Piazza del Campo, after 190 kilometres, Maxim Iglinsky (Astana) pipped duo in a close sprint to win Strade Bianche.

Löfkvist, catching his breath in Siena's city centre one year after his win, said "I thought I could do a double."

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.