Tom Pidcock triumphs at Strade Bianche with bold long-range attack

Briton takes victory from Madouas in second and Benoot in third

Tom Pidcock
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Tom Pidcock won Strade Bianche with a bold long-range attack on Saturday afternoon to become the first British man to win the Italian race.

The Ineos Grenadiers rider first went clear from the peloton on the Monte Sante Marie gravel sector about 50km from the finish, and, after dropping his breakaway companion Sven Erik Bystrøm (Intermarché - Circus - Wanty), rode the final 23km alone to take victory.

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Stephen Puddicombe is a freelance journalist for Cycling Weekly, who regularly contributes to our World Tour racing coverage with race reports, news stories, interviews and features. Outside of cycling, he also enjoys writing about film and TV - but you won't find much of that content embedded into his CW articles.