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The eighth edition of the Strade Bianche cycling race was held on 8 March 2014. The race started in San Gimignano and finished on the Piazza del Campo in Siena's city centre.[1]

2014 Strade Bianche
2014 UCI Europe Tour
Peloton during the 2014 Strade Bianche
Peloton during the 2014 Strade Bianche
Race details
DatesMarch 8
Stages1
Distance197 km (122.4 mi)
Winning time5h 20' 33"
Results
  Winner  Michał Kwiatkowski (Poland) (Omega Pharma–Quick-Step)
  Second  Peter Sagan (Slovakia) (Cannondale)
  Third  Alejandro Valverde (Spain) (Movistar Team)
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The event was won by Poland's Michał Kwiatkowski of Omega Pharma–Quick-Step.[2] Kwiatkowski had broken clear with Peter Sagan with 21 km remaining. The duo had built a winning lead, and Kwiatkowski distanced his breakaway companion with less than 500m to go on the steep finishing road in the centre of Siena. Sagan was unable to answer the Pole's attack and finished 19 seconds behind Kwiatkowski.

Spaniard Alejandro Valverde set off in pursuit, but was unable to catch the leaders and finished third at 36 seconds from Kwiatkowski. Damiano Cunego and Roman Kreuziger rounded out the top-five.

TeamsEdit

ResultsEdit

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Cyclist Team Time
1   Michał Kwiatkowski (POL) Omega Pharma–Quick-Step 5h 20' 33"
2   Peter Sagan (SVK) Cannondale + 19"
3   Alejandro Valverde (ESP) Movistar Team + 36"
4   Damiano Cunego (ITA) Lampre–Merida + 40"
5   Roman Kreuziger (CZE) Tinkoff–Saxo + 40"
6   Fabian Cancellara (SUI) Trek Factory Racing + 59"
7   Cadel Evans (AUS) BMC Racing Team + 1' 44"
8   Warren Barguil (FRA) Giant–Shimano + 2' 02"
9   Wout Poels (NED) Omega Pharma–Quick-Step + 2' 11"
10   Simon Geschke (GER) Giant–Shimano + 2' 51"

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Strade bianche 2014".
  2. ^ Benson, Daniel (8 March 2014). "Kwiatkowski wins Strade Bianche". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. Retrieved 8 March 2014.
  3. ^ Benson, Daniel (8 March 2014). "Kwiatkowski wins Strade Bianche". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. Retrieved 8 March 2014.