Photo Gallery: Strade Bianche

A clean and dry Peter Sagan signs into the race.
The peloton soon departs onto the wet and dirty roads of Italy.
The calm before the storm before the riders begin attacking each other.
The rain added a whole new factor to the dirt road classic.
Gaps soon open once the riders hit the dirt roads.
Michal Kwiatkowski wasn’t able to defend his title this year after last year’s victory.
Tiesj Benoot comes across the line shocked as he earns his first professional victory.
Taylor Phinney gives it a go in the dirt.
The riders navigate the twisting terrain and wet, dirt roads through Tuscany.
Tiesj Benoot’s face shows it all post race.
Peter Sagan was marked out but didn’t seem to have it when he needed it during the race.
Tiesj Benoot makes the winning move as he attacks his two companions to solo in for victory.
Wout Van Aert shocked the world as the 23 year old CX world champion rode to 3rd overall.
Your podium: Tiesj Benoot (BEL – Lotto Soudal) – Romain Bardet (FRA – AG2R – La Mondiale) – Wout Van Aert (BEL – Verandas Willems – Crelan)
The expression of a deserving winner.
Daniel Oss shows off his emotion after crossing the line.
Enrico Battaglin (ITA – Team LottoNL – Jumbo) heads to the showers.
Riders were wrecked post race and their bikes were in even worse shape.
Tiesj Benoot posts up for victory.
Michal Kwiatkowski tries to get away from the lead group but isn’t able to.
Alejandro Valverde and Peter Sagan spent most of the race next to each other.

Photos: Bettini

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