There's less than 24 hours until Strade Bianche, and some of the roads are still covered in ice and snow

White roads turning brown as snow thaws and rain falls

At 9.05am on Saturday morning the peloton will roll out of Siena for the start of the women's Strade Bianche (with the men following 90 minutes later), but with less than 24 hours to go until the race, parts of the route are still covered in snow and ice.

The problems appear to be most severe on the second section of gravel roads, a 5.8km sector to Ville di Corsano which is at the 25km mark in both the men's and women's races.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.