Strade Bianche - Men - Race Overview

West Australian Luke Durbridge was ORICA-GreenEDGE’s top finisher in 17thposition at the team’s first appearance at Strade Bianche today.

In a race famous for its gravel sectors, affectionately known as the ‘white roads’, nasty winds added to the already challenging array of elements across the 200km course.

As promised, it was a battle of survival. Eventually Zdenek Stybar (Etixx-Quick Step) prevailed.

“Realistically we knew we were coming here as the first race of the European season for a lot of the guys and we really wanted them to have a hard hit out before Tirreno and Paris-Nice,” sport director Neil Stephens said.

Read the full report here.

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Zdenek Stybar (CZE) - Etixx - Quick-Step 5:22:13
2 Greg Van Avermaet (BEL) - BMC Racing Team 0:00:02
3 Alejandro Valverde (SPA) - Movistar Team 0:00:18
4 Sep Vanmarcke (BEL) - Team LottoNL-Jumbo 0:00:46
5 Diego Rosa (ITA) - Astana Pro Team 0:00:56
6 Oscar Gatto (ITA) - Androni Giocattoli 0:00:59
7 Rigoberto Uran (COL) - Etixx - Quick-Step 0:00:59
8 Fabio Felline (ITA) - Trek Factory Racing 0:01:02
9 Przemyslaw Niemiec (POL) - Lampre-Merida 0:01:03
10 Giampaolo Caruso (ITA) - Team Katusha 0:01:03
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
17 Luke Durbridge (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:01:22
21 Esteban Chaves (COL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:01:29
29 Mathew Hayman (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:04:47
34 Magnus Cort Nielsen (DEN) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:06:34
77 Svein Tuft (CAN) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:19:20