Anna van der Breggen solos to Strade Bianche 2018 victory

Dutchwoman kicks off the Women's WorldTour with first victory of the season

Anna van der Breggen wins the 2018 Strade Bianche (Foto LaPresse - Massimo Paolone)

(Image credit: LaPresse)

Epic is an over used word in cycling, but Anna van der Breggen’s Strade Bianche victory was just that.

The Olympic champion battled through torrential, freezing rain, attacking alone with about 18 kilometres to ride, to win ahead of Kasia Niewiadoma (Canyon-SRAM) and Elisa Longo Borghini (Wiggle-High5).

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