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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.[1][2]

2015 Strade Bianche Donne
Route of the inaugural event
Route of the inaugural event
Race details
Dates7 March 2015
Stages1
Distance103 km (64.00 mi)
Winning time2h 59' 17"
Results
  Winner  Megan Guarnier (USA) (Boels–Dolmans)
  Second  Lizzie Armitstead (GBR) (Boels–Dolmans)
  Third  Elisa Longo Borghini (ITA) (Wiggle–Honda)
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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.[3][4] Like the men's race, the women's race featured five gravel sectors, totalling 17km.[5]

TeamsEdit

ResultsEdit

 
American Megan Guarnier won the inaugural women's event of the Strade Bianche.
Cyclist Team Time
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"

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ ProCyclingStats. "Strade Bianche WE 2015 - Classic". procyclingstats.com.
  2. ^ "Strade Bianche 2015 : San Gimignano - Siena - CyclingFever - The International Cycling Social Network - Get the Cycling fever!". cyclingfever.com.
  3. ^ "Strade Bianche 2015 : San Gimignano - Siena". Cyclingfever. Retrieved 24 November 2015.
  4. ^ "Guarnier wins Strade Bianche 2015 Armitstead second, Longo Borghini third". CyclingNews. Retrieved 24 November 2015.
  5. ^ Kirsten Frattini. "Women's news shorts: Hosking and Kirchmann ready for Qatar, Matrix signs Trott". Cyclingnews.com.
  6. ^ Patrick Fletcher. "Vos and Armitstead to ride Strade Bianche". Cyclingnews.com.