Niewiadoma hoping fourth time's the charm at Strade Bianche

Katarzyna Niewiadoma and Anna van der Breggen share a drink on the Strade Bianche podium

Kasia Niewiadoma has only once missed out on the podium at Strade Bianche but the Polish rider has never paid a visit to the top step. After three second places across the last three editions of the race, Niewiadoma is looking to finally go one better this weekend as she leads the Canyon-SRAM squad at the first Women's WorldTour race of the year. The only time that Niewiadoma has missed the rostrum at Strade Bianche was in the first edition in 2015, when she finished sixth. The following year saw her take second behind Lizzie Deignan, who has also enjoyed three visits to the podium in Siena. Last year saw her biggest losing margin but possibly her strongest performance as she tried to chase down Anna van der Breggen in torrid conditions. Despite a hard chase, Niewiadoma could not reel in a dominant Van der Breggen. It would have been ...

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