Strade Bianche Strava times obliterated as Mathieu van der Poel takes final 25km KOM

Wout van Aert's fourth-place effort also saw him lop two minutes of the time that gave him the win in 2020

Strade Bianche 2021 (Photo by Luc Claessen/Getty Images)

(Image credit: Luc Claessen)

Mathieu van der Poel's final attack up the Santa Caterina to win Strade Bianche was explosive enough to ricochet off our eyeballs and lodge itself deep into the recesses of our brains to be remembered for years to come.

Now, the data behind the ride confirms what we all already knew: that Van der Poel's ride was intimidatingly fast, while five of the top 10 on the Strava leaderboard for the final 25km are also now times set by riders in the 2021 edition.

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