Five things to look out for at the 2019 Strade Bianche

The first women's WorldTour race and debut for Geraint Thomas in the Italian one-day race on Saturday, March 9

Here are the hot topics for the 2019 Strade Bianche (Photo: Yuzuru SUNADA)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

The sixth Monument?

Increasingly referred to as cycling’s ‘sixth Monument’, with each passing year Strade Bianche grows in terms of reputation and prestige.

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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.