Elisa Longo Borghini wins 2017 Strade Bianche as Lizzie Deignan takes third

The Italian took victory in her home race as rain blighted the finale

Longo Borghini wins the 2017 Strade Bianche (Credits: LaPresse - D'Alberto / Ferrari)

(Image credit: LaPresse - D'Alberto / Ferrari)

After an enthralling and gripping finish, Italian rider Elisa Longo-Borghini (Wiggle-High5) pulled off the first win of this year’s Women’s WorldTour at Strade Bianche on Saturday.

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Owen Rogers is an experienced journalist, covering professional cycling and specialising in women's road racing. He has followed races such as the Women's Tour and Giro d'Italia Donne, live-tweeting from Women's WorldTour events as well as providing race reports, interviews, analysis and news stories. He has also worked for race teams, to provide post race reports and communications.