Lizzie Armitstead wins women's Strade Bianche

World champion Lizzie Armitstead wins Strade Bianche, the opening race in the new UCI Women's WorldTour, from three-rider break - Photos: ANSA / PERI - CARCONI

World Champion Lizzie Armitstead (Boels-Dolmans) wins the 2016 women's Strade Bianche. The race was the first in the new women's WorldTour, with the Brit taking the first leader's jersey.

(Image credit: ANSA / PERI - CARCONI)

Lizzie Armitstead (Boels-Dolmans) won the 2016 women's Strade Bianche in Italy on Saturday from a three-rider escape group.

The British road race World Champion accelerated up the tough final climb to the Piazza del Campo in Siena to secure the victory in the opening race in the UCI's inaugural Women's WorldTour.

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