2015 Strade Bianche Women
The first running of the Strade Bianche for Women, a one-day women's cycling race in Italy, was held on 7 March 2015. The race started in San Gimignano and finished on Siena’s Piazza del Campo and was run entire in the province of Siena, in the Chianti region of Tuscany. The inaugural edition was spun off the men's event, which started in 2007, and had a UCI rating of 1.1.
Route of the inaugural event
|Dates||7 March 2015|
|Distance||103 km (64.00 mi)|
|Winning time||2h 59' 17"|
The event was won by American Megan Guarnier after distancing her team mate Lizzie Armitstead and Italian Elisa Longo Borghini during the final stretches of the race. Like the men's race, the women's race featured five gravel sectors, totalling 17km.
|1||Megan Guarnier (USA)||Boels–Dolmans||2h 59' 17"|
|2||Lizzie Armitstead (GBR)||Boels–Dolmans||+ 37"|
|3||Elisa Longo Borghini (ITA)||Wiggle–Honda||+ 37"|
|4||Ashleigh Moolman (RSA)||Bigla Pro Cycling Team||+ 39"|
|5||Anna Van der Breggen (NED)||Rabo–Liv||+ 46"|
|6||Katarzyna Niewiadoma (POL)||Rabo–Liv||+ 52"|
|7||Alena Amialiusik (BLR)||Velocio-SRAM||+ 54"|
|8||Hanna Solovey (UKR)||Astana-Acca Due O||+ 1' 04"|
|9||Annemiek van Vleuten (NED)||Bigla Pro Cycling Team||+ 1' 10"|
|10||Elena Cecchini (ITA)||Lotto-Soudal Ladies||+ 4' 01"|
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