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Mathieu van der Poel wins Strade Bianche EOLO

06/03/2021

The Dutch rider is first on Siena's Piazza del Campo

Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix) won the 15th edition of Strade Bianche Eolo, 184km from Siena to Siena (Piazza del Campo). The Dutch rider crossed the finish line in the historic square ahead of Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck – Quick-Step) and Egan Bernal (INEOS Grenadiers).

Final result

1 – Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix)184km in 4h40’29”, average speed 39.361km/h
2 – Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck – Quick-Step) at 5”
3 – Egan Bernal (INEOS Grenadiers) at 20”
4 – Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) at 51″
5 – Thomas Pidcock (INEOS Grenadiers) at 54″

Quotes

Speaking seconds after the finish, a victorious Mathieu van der Poel said: “Strade Bianche is one of the races I really wanted to win. It’s really cool to win it today. I felt pretty good so I launched an attack in the last gravelled section. Then we had a strong ride with Bernal and Alaphilippe. I had enough left in the legs to go solo in the last climb. It’s amazing to finish it off this way.”

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