Sun expected to shine on Strade Bianche 2019 after brutal weather last year

The Italian one-day race is defined by the weather, from dirt-caked roads to dusty surfaces

The weather could make the difference in Strade Bianche (Photo: Yuzuru SUNADA)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

The sun should shine on Strade Bianche's Tuscan roads after heavy rain and snow made last year a mud-fest for everyone, including winner Tiesj Benoot (Lotto-Soudal).

Benoot will line up with number one on his back despite some doubts around his participation due to a crash last weekend in Omloop Het Nieuwsblad.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.