Strade Bianche 2020 start list: Cancelled due to COVID-19 outbreak in Italy

The Tuscan classic was cancelled due to Italy having the most confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in Europe.

The relatively young Italian classic on the famous gravel roads of Tuscany is one of everyone’s favourite races but unfortunately, due to outbreak of the Coronavirus in northern Italy, the race has been cancelled.

With over 3000 cases in Italy alone, teams were dropping out all the time, with some dropping out of races all together. Team Ineos, EF Pro Cycling, Mitchelton-Scott, AG2R La Mondiale, Jumbo Visma and Parkhotel-Valkenburg had all pulled out of the Italian races and races around the world.

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Team Ineos pulled out due to the uncertainty around the virus situation and also to give themselves time to come to terms with the loss of Nicolas Portal.

Mitchelton-Scott have done the same as Ineos and both will be back for the Volta a Catalunya.

It is not clear if the race will be reschedueled for later in the year or not, but for now, all we know is that it will not take place this Saturday (March 7).

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Strade Bianche 2020 start list (men)

All 17 WorldTour teams are eligible to race, and six Wild Card teams have also been invited to complete the 184km in 2020.

Lotto-Soudal (Bel)

GILBERT Philippe (Bel)
DEGENKOLB John (Ger)
MARCZYNSKI Tomasz (Pol)
OLDANI Stefano (Ita)

Astana Pro Team (Kaz)

FUGLSANG Jakob (Den)
MARTINELLI Davide (Ita)
RODRIGUEZ Oscar (Esp)
LUTSENKO Alexey (Kaz)

Bahrain-McLaren (Brn)

Bora-Hansgrohe (Ger)

SAGAN Peter (Svk)
BURGHARDT Marcus (Ger)
BODNAR Maciej (Pol)
OSS Daniel (Ita)
SCHACHMANN Maximilian (Ger)

CCC TEAM (Pol)

VAN AVERMAET Greg (Bel)
SCHÄR Michael (Sui)
VAN HOOYDONCK Nathan (Bel)

Deceuninck – Quick-Step (Bel)

STYBAR Zdenek (Cze)
JUNGELS Bob (Lux)
BALLERINI Davide (Ita)

Groupama-FDJ (FRA)

KÜNG Stefan (Sui)
GENIETS Kevin (Lux)
SEIGLE Romain (Fra)

Movistar (Esp)

VALVERDE Alejandro (Esp)
OLIVEIRA Nelson (Por)
SOLER Marc (Esp)
JORGENSON Matteo (USA)

Vini-Zabù-KTM (Ita)

VISCONTI Giovanni (Ita)

Israel Start-Up Nation (Isr)

MCCABE Travis (USA)
NEILANDS Krists (Lat)

B&B Hotels-Vital Concept p/b KTM (Fra)

Sunweb (Ger)

BERNOOT Tiesj (Bel)
VAN WILDER Ilan (Bel)
MATTHEWS Michael (Aus)

Trek-Segafredo (USA)

NIBALI Vincenzo (Ita)
BRAMBILLA Gianluca (Ita)
SIMMONS Quinn (USA)
MOLLEMA Bauke (Ned)
SKUJIŅŠ Toms (Lat)

UAE-Team Emirates (UAE)

COSTA Rui (Por)
ULISSI Diego (Ita)
COVI Alessandro (Ita)

Circus-Wanty Gobert (Bel)

EIKING Odd Christian (Nor)
MEURISSE Xandro (Bel)
PASQUALON Andrea (Ita)
DUPONT Timothy (Bel)

Alpecin-Fenix

VAN DER POEL Mathieu (Ned)
VAKOC Petr (Cze)
THWAITES Scott (GBr)
DE TIER Floris (Bel)
DE BONDT Dries (Bel)

Arkéa-Samsic (Fra)

ROSA Diego (Ita)
GESBERT Elie (Fra)
VACHON Florian (Fra)

Androni-Giocattoli-Sidermec (Ita)

RUMAC Josip (Cro)

Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè (ita)

Strade Bianche 2020 start list (women)

The 23 women’s teams taking on the 136km elite women’s course:

Boels-Dolmans Cycling Team (Ned)

Alé-BTC-Ljubljana (Ita)

Aromitalia Vaiano (Ita)

Bepink (Ita)

Bigla-Katusha (Den)

Canyon SRAM Racing (Ger)

CCC – Liv (Pol)

Eurotarget-Bianchi-Vittoria (Ita)

FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope (Fra)

Lotto Soudal Ladies (Bel)

Movistar Team (Esp)

Servetto-Piumate-Beltrami TSA (Ita)

Sunweb (Ger)

Team TIBCO – SVB (USA)

Top Girls Fassa Bortolo (Ita)

Trek-Segafredo Women (USA)

BRAND Lucinda (Ned)
CORDON-RAGOT Audrey (Fra)

Valcar-Travel & Service (Ita)

Ceratizit-WNT Pro Cycling (Ger)

Rally Cycling

Cogeas-Mettler Pro Cycling Team

Astana Womens Team