Strade Bianche 2018: Tiesj Benoot unmatched as he leaves all rivals behind
Jack Elton-Walters 3 Mar 2018 Tiesj Benoot had his work cut out to catch the leaders but once he was back in touch he attacked and went away to the win Tiesj Benoot ( Lotto-Soudal ) won the 2018 Strade Bianche after chasing up to and then attacking the breakaway. The leading pair until that point had been Romain Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale) and Wout van Aert (Vérandas Willems–Crelan), but they couldn't match the attack of Benoot on a late section of white road. Suited to the roads thanks to his cyclocross riding, van Aert had been active on the front of the race for much of the day and was the only rider to react when Bardet went on the offensive. That move came with 46km still to race, and the grouo of favourites behind were soon arguing about who was going to ride, which sapped all impetus and ...
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