Strade Bianche - Men - Race Overview

A coming age performance from 22-year-old Rob Power in a wet and epic edition of Strade Bianche saw the Australian fight to make the right moves and finish in sixth place for Mitchelton-SCOTT.

Heavy rain made for a muddy and spectacular race that split in half early over the gravel sectors before reducing into small chasing groups behind a trio of leaders that led inot the closing kilometres.

Many riders were forced out due to the wet conditions and last year’s sixth place finisher Luke Durbridge was the victim of an early crash that left him ok, but unable to continue and as Mitchelton-SCOTT’s only rider in the front group it was left to Power to pull out a performance.

And what a performance it turned out to be. Up against the very best in the leading group Power stayed out of the mind games and drove forward to a top ten finish behind race winner Tiejs Benoot (Lotto-Soudal).

 Read the full report here.

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Tiesj Benoot (BEL) - Lotto Soudal 05:03:33
2 Romain Bardet (FRA) - AG2R La Mondiale 00:00:39
3 Wout Van Aert (BEL) - Veranda's Willems Crelan 00:00:58
4 Alejandro Valverde (SPA) - Movistar Team 00:01:25
5 Giovanni Visconti (ITA) - Bahrain-Merida 00:01:27
6 Robert Power (AUS) - MITCHELTON-SCOTT 00:01:29
7 Zdenek Stybar (CZE) - Quick-Step Floors 00:01:42
8 Peter Sagan (SVK) - Bora-Hansgrohe 00:02:08
9 Pieter Serry (BEL) - Quick-Step Floors 00:02:11
10 Gregor Mühlberger (AUT) - Bora-Hansgrohe 00:02:16
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
6 Robert Power (AUS) - MITCHELTON-SCOTT 00:01:29