3.04.2017

Procycling - Strade Bianche: Big Boom for Michal Kwiatkowski and Elisa Longo Borghini

Michal Kwiatkowski:
"I'm so happy, it's an unexpected victory. After the difficult season I had last year, I still had a lot of trust from the team. Now the preparation for this season has already paid off. A second victory at the Strade Bianche, it's just amazing.
We started to play a game after the Sante Marie section – I actually didn't feel so good there – but I thought the best situation was to do my own thing, that's why I went from so far out and I'm glad it worked out well"

Elisa Longo Borghini:
“I think it was a thrilling finale to watch and a thrilling finale to ride said afterwards. This is another great victory after my two big Classics wins. It’s great to have the winner’s trophy. This is an important win for me because it’s one of the most beautiful races in the world. It’s rare. I’m very proud to have honoured the race by racing so hard.
After Rio, I realised I don’t need to fear anyone. I’ve realised my true abilities. Before I was fearful of my rivals. Now I respect them, but I’m not afraid. I crashed in the longest sector of the dirt road, on a flat part at the start. Chloe Hosking crashed in the middle of the road, and I couldn’t avoid her. I got back on, and Audrey Cordon gave me her bike because we’re the same size. I got my spare bike at the end of the sector.
I knew after watching previews editions of the race that the first through the corner at the top of the climb would win. I gave it everything to get there first. When I did, I gave it absolutely everything to win. I tried to be careful in the last corner because the surface was smooth. I went a bit long… 
What perhaps is missing from women’s cycling is media attention. I want to thank RCS for showing the race live today. It’s a good sign, and let’s hope it happens more and more. Strade Bianche has helped the women’s movement, and we’re all so happy to honour the race.”

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RESULTS
MEN
1 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team Sky 4:42:42  
2 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team 0:00:15  
3 Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:00:17  
4 Zdenek Štybar (Cze) Quick-Step Floors 0:00:23  
5 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Sunweb 0:01:26  
6 Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica-Scott  
7 Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Orica-Scott 0:01:29  
8 Tiesj Benoot (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:02:20  
9 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ 0:02:23  
10 Scott Thwaites (GBr) Dimension Data 0:02:52  
11 José Gonçalves (Por) Katusha-Alpecin 0:03:10  
12 Quentin Jauregui (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:04:05  
13 Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek-Segafredo  
14 Luis León Sanchez (Spa) Astana Pro Team 0:04:41  
15 Stefan Küng (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:05:31  
16 Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) Team UAE Emirates 0:05:41  
17 Gianni Moscon (Ita) Team Sky 0:05:55  
18 Ondrej Cink (Cze) Bahrain-Merida 0:06:22  
19 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Dimension Data 0:08:15  
20 Truls Korsæth (Nor) Astana Pro Team  
21 Matteo Trentin (Ita) Quick-Step Floors 0:08:41  
22 Oscar Gatto (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:10:13  
23 Jan Bakelants (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale 0:10:15  
24 Floris De Tier (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo 0:10:16  
25 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Bahrain-Merida 0:10:20  
26 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team  
27 Petr Vakoc (Cze) Quick-Step Floors  
28 Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) FDJ 0:10:21  
29 Andrey Amador Bikkazakova (CRc) Movistar Team 0:10:24  
30 Andrey Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team 0:10:29  
31 Nathan Haas (Aus) Dimension Data  
32 Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:10:30  
33 Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Team Sky  
34 Julien Vermote (Bel) Quick-Step Floors  
35 Primož Roglic (Slo) Team LottoNl-Jumbo 0:10:36  
36 Michael Valgren Andersen (Den) Astana Pro Team 0:10:41  
37 Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr) Team Sky  
38 Moreno Moser (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:10:44  
39 Nils Politt (Ger) Katusha-Alpecin 0:10:49  
40 Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek-Segafredo 0:10:51  
41 Iuri Filosi (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini  
42 Hugo Houle (Can) AG2R La Mondiale 0:13:37  
43 Damiano Caruso (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
44 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida 0:13:38  
45 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
46 Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Lotto Soudal  
47 Marco Marcato (Ita) Team UAE Emirates  
48 Mike Teunissen (Ned) Team Sunweb  
49 Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Sunweb  
50 Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
51 Nans Peters (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
52 Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
53 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe  
54 Tiago Machado (Por) Katusha-Alpecin 0:13:45  
55 Marco Canola (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini 0:13:46  
56 Christoph Pfingsten (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe  
57 Simon Clarke (Aus) Cannondale-Drapac  
58 Richard Antonio Carapaz Montenegro (Ecu) Movistar Team  
59 Michal Golas (Pol) Team Sky 0:13:49  
60 Gregor Mühlberger (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe  
61 Jack Haig (Aus) Orica-Scott  
62 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ 0:13:51  
63 Antwan Tolhoek (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo 0:13:54  
64 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Cannondale-Drapac  
65 Mattia Frapporti (Ita) ANS 0:13:56  
66 Daniel Oss (Ita) BMC Racing Team 0:14:01  
67 Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ 0:14:08  
68 Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica-Scott 0:14:23  
69 Simone Andreetta (Ita) Bardiani - CSF 0:14:38  
70 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team 0:18:54  
71 Jay Mccarthy (Aus) Bora-Hansgrohe  
72 Fausto Masnada (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec 0:18:55  
73 Alex Howes (USA) Cannondale-Drapac  
74 Ivan Garcia Cortina (Spa) Bahrain-Merida  
75 Toms Skujins (Lat) Cannondale-Drapac  
76 Chad Haga (USA) Team Sunweb  
77 Paul Martens (Ger) Team LottoNl-Jumbo 0:19:00  
78 Simone Velasco (Ita) Bardiani - CSF 0:22:38  
79 Kiel Reijnen (USA) Trek-Segafredo 0:22:52  
80 Matej Mohoric (Slo) Team UAE Emirates  
81 David Per (Slo) Bahrain-Merida  
82 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini  
83 Diego Rosa (Ita) Team Sky  
84 Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe  
85 Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Trek-Segafredo  
86 Jorge Arcas Peña (Spa) Movistar Team  
87 Ángel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha-Alpecin  
88 Maxim Belkov (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin  
89 Raffaello Bonusi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec  
DNF Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) AG2R La Mondiale  
DNF Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
DNF Alexandre Geniez (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
DNF Marco Benfatto (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec  
DNF Davide Ballerini (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec  
DNF Luca Pacioni (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec  
DNF Ivan Ramiro Sosa Cuervo (Col) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec  
DNF Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
DNF Manuele Boaro (Ita) Bahrain-Merida  
DNF Domen Novak (Slo) Bahrain-Merida  
DNF Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Bahrain-Merida  
DNF Nicola Boem (Ita) Bardiani - CSF  
DNF Mirco Maestri (Ita) Bardiani - CSF  
DNF Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Bardiani - CSF  
DNF Alessandro Tonelli (Ita) Bardiani - CSF  
DNF Luca Wackermann (Ita) Bardiani - CSF  
DNF Edoardo Zardini (Ita) Bardiani - CSF  
DNF Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) BMC Racing Team  
DNF Ben Hermans (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
DNF Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe  
DNF Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe  
DNF Pawel Poljanski (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe  
DNF Alberto Bettiol (Ita) Cannondale-Drapac  
DNF Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Cannondale-Drapac  
DNF Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Cannondale-Drapac  
DNF Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Cannondale-Drapac  
DNF William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ  
DNF Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) FDJ  
DNF Steve Morabito (Swi) FDJ  
DNF Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ  
DNF Sean De Bie (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
DNF Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
DNF Nikolas Maes (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
DNF Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
DNF Carlos Barbero Cuesta (Spa) Movistar Team  
DNF Jose Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team  
DNF Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) Movistar Team  
DNF Nuno Matos (Por) Movistar Team  
DNF Antonio Pedrero Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team  
DNF Nicola Bagioli (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini  
DNF Eduard Michael Grosu (Rom) Nippo - Vini Fantini  
DNF Yuma Koishi (Jpn) Nippo - Vini Fantini  
DNF Alan Marangoni (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini  
DNF Kohei Uchima (Jpn) Nippo - Vini Fantini  
DNF Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Orica-Scott  
DNF Alexander Edmonson (Aus) Orica-Scott  
DNF Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica-Scott  
DNF Svein Tuft (Can) Orica-Scott  
DNF Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Quick-Step Floors  
DNF Bob Jungels (Lux) Quick-Step Floors  
DNF Davide Martinelli (Ita) Quick-Step Floors  
DNF Maximiliano Ariel Richeze (Arg) Quick-Step Floors  
DNF Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Dimension Data  
DNF Mark Renshaw (Aus) Dimension Data  
DNF Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) Dimension Data  
DNF Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) Dimension Data  
DNF Johann Van Zyl (RSA) Dimension Data  
DNF Marco Mathis (Ger) Katusha-Alpecin  
DNF Jhonatan Restrepo Valencia (Col) Katusha-Alpecin  
DNF Mads Würtz Schmidt (Den) Katusha-Alpecin  
DNF Bert-Jan Lindeman (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
DNF Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Spa) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
DNF Alexey Vermeulen (USA) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
DNF Ian Boswell (USA) Team Sky  
DNF Owain Doull (GBr) Team Sky  
DNF Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team Sunweb  
DNF Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Sunweb  
DNF Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Team Sunweb  
DNF Albert Timmer (Ned) Team Sunweb  
DNF Eugenio Alafaci (Ita) Trek-Segafredo  
DNF Marco Coledan (Ita) Trek-Segafredo  
DNF Mads Pedersen (Den) Trek-Segafredo  
DNF Boy Van Poppel (Ned) Trek-Segafredo  
DNF Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Team UAE Emirates  
DNF Kristijan Ðurasek (Cro) Team UAE Emirates  
DNF Sacha Modolo (Ita) Team UAE Emirates  
DNF Edward Ravasi (Ita) Team UAE Emirates  
DNF Oliviero Troia (Ita) Team UAE Emirates
WOMEN
1 Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Wiggle High5 3:44:45  
2 Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) WM3 Pro Cycling 0:00:02  
3 Elizabeth Deignan (GBr) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam 0:00:05  
4 Lucinda Brand (Ned) Team Sunweb Women 0:00:08  
5 Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Orica Scott Women 0:00:09  
6 Shara Gillow (Aus) FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope 0:00:12  
7 Katrin Garfoot (Aus) Orica Scott Women 0:00:18  
8 Amanda Spratt (Aus) Orica Scott Women 0:00:36  
9 Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (Den) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team 0:01:06  
10 Elena Cecchini (Ita) Canyon SRAM Racing  
11 Claudia Lichtenberg (Ger) Wiggle High5 0:01:09  
12 Sofia Beggin (Ita) Astana Women's Team 0:01:16  
13 Janneke Ensing (Ned) Alé Cipollini  
14 Hanna Nilsson (Swe) BTC City Ljubljana 0:01:21  
15 Karol-Ann Canuel (Can) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam 0:01:24  
16 Dani King (GBr) Cylance Pro Cycling 0:01:25  
17 Marianne Vos (Ned) WM3 Pro Cycling 0:01:27  
18 Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (RSA) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team 0:01:46  
19 Lauren Stephens (USA) Team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank 0:01:49  
20 Leah Kirchmann (Can) Team Sunweb Women 0:01:54  
21 Lauren Kitchen (Aus) WM3 Pro Cycling 0:02:00  
22 Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Canyon SRAM Racing 0:02:01  
23 Floortje Mackaij (Ned) Team Sunweb Women 0:02:04  
24 Olga Zabelinskaya (Rus) BePink Cogeas 0:02:05  
25 Malgorzata Jasinska (Pol) Cylance Pro Cycling 0:02:06  
26 Edwige Pitel (Fra) S.C. Michela Fanini 0:02:08  
27 Marie Vilmann (Den) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team 0:02:13  
28 Christine Majerus (Lux) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam 0:02:17  
29 Rasa Leleivyte (Ltu) Aromitalia Vaiano 0:02:22  
30 Alena Amialiusik (Blr) Canyon SRAM Racing 0:02:37  
31 Carmen Small (USA) Team Veloconcept Women 0:02:56  
32 Polona Batagelj (Slo) BTC City Ljubljana  
33 Sheyla Gutierrez Ruiz (Spa) Cylance Pro Cycling 0:03:00  
34 Ingrid Drexel Clouthier (Mex) Team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank  
35 Arlenis Sierra (Cub) Astana Women's Team  
36 Urša Pintar (Slo) BTC City Ljubljana  
37 Joelle Numainville (Can) Cylance Pro Cycling 0:03:14  
38 Eugenia Bujak (Pol) BTC City Ljubljana  
39 Gracie Elvin (Aus) Orica Scott Women 0:03:29  
40 Alice Barnes (GBr) Drops Cycling Team 0:03:43  
41 Coryn Rivera (USA) Team Sunweb Women 0:04:13  
42 Pauline Ferrand-Prevot (Fra) Canyon SRAM Racing  
43 Rozanne Slik (Ned) Team Sunweb Women 0:05:08  
44 Daiva Tuslaite (Ltu) Alé Cipollini  
45 Agnieszka Skalniak (Pol) Astana Women's Team 0:07:32  
46 Anna Potokina (Rus) Servetto Giusta 0:07:38  
47 Amalie Dideriksen (Den) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam 0:08:06  
48 Silvia Persico (Ita) Valcar PBM 0:08:27  
49 Camilla Pedersen (Den) Team Veloconcept Women 0:08:30  
50 Moniek Tenniglo (Ned) WM3 Pro Cycling 0:08:33  
51 Eri Yonamine (Jpn) FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope 0:08:41  
52 Lisa Klein (Ger) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team 0:08:47  
53 Georgia Williams (NZl) Orica Scott Women  
54 Lara Vieceli (Ita) Astana Women's Team 0:08:52  
55 Anna Plichta (Pol) WM3 Pro Cycling  
56 Omer Shapira (Isr) Giusfredi Bianchi  
57 Jenelle Crooks (Aus) Orica Scott Women 0:08:57  
58 Clara Koppenburg (Ger) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team 0:09:00  
59 Charlotte Bravard (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope 0:09:08  
60 Simona Bortolotti (Ita) Giusfredi Bianchi 0:09:40  
61 Alexis Ryan (USA) Canyon SRAM Racing 0:10:49  
62 Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Wiggle High5 0:10:50  
63 Arianna Fidanza (Ita) Astana Women's Team  
64 Katia Ragusa (Ita) BePink Cogeas  
65 Chloe Hosking (Aus) Alé Cipollini 0:10:52  
66 Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) Lensworld-Kuota  
67 Miriam Bjørnsrud (Nor) Hitec Products  
68 Abby-Mae Parkinson (GBr) Drops Cycling Team  
69 Trixi Worrack (Ger) Canyon SRAM Racing 0:10:57  
70 Roxane Knetemann (Ned) FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope 0:11:06  
71 Audrey Cordon Ragot (Fra) Wiggle High5 0:11:25  
72 Lija Laizane (Lat) Aromitalia Vaiano 0:12:09  
73 Jelena Eric (Srb) BTC City Ljubljana 0:12:23  
74 Mayuko Hagiwara (Jpn) Wiggle High5 0:13:15  
75 Silvia Pollicini (Ita) Valcar PBM 0:15:30  
76 Elisa Balsamo (Ita) Valcar PBM  
77 Elizabeth Holden (GBr) Drops Cycling Team 0:15:59  
78 Abigail Van Twisk (GBr) Drops Cycling Team  
79 Greta Richioud (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope 0:16:32  
80 Brianna Walle (USA) Team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank 0:17:19  
DNF Christina Siggaard (Den) Team Veloconcept Women  
DNF Thea Thorsen (Nor) Hitec Products  
DNF Megan Guarnier (USA) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam  
DNF Romy Kasper (Ger) Alé Cipollini  
DNF Carlee Taylor (Aus) Alé Cipollini  
DNF Anisha Vekemans (Bel) Alé Cipollini  
DNF Alessia Bulleri (Ita) Aromitalia Vaiano  
DNF Nicole Nesti (Ita) Aromitalia Vaiano  
DNF Elena Franchi (Ita) Aromitalia Vaiano  
DNF Alessia Martini (Ita) Aromitalia Vaiano  
DNF Sofia Bertizzolo (Ita) Astana Women's Team  
DNF Francesca Pattaro (Ita) BePink Cogeas  
DNF Ilaria Sanguineti (Ita) BePink Cogeas  
DNF Maria Vittoria Sperotto (Ita) BePink Cogeas  
DNF Silvia Valsecchi (Ita) BePink Cogeas  
DNF Mia Radotic (Cro) BTC City Ljubljana  
DNF Nicole Hanselmann (Swi) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team  
DNF Rossella Ratto (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling  
DNF Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling  
DNF Hannah Payton (GBr) Drops Cycling Team  
DNF Susanna Zorzi (Ita) Drops Cycling Team  
DNF Eugénie Duval (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope  
DNF Michela Balducci (Ita) Giusfredi Bianchi  
DNF Vania Canvelli (Ita) Giusfredi Bianchi  
DNF Daniela-Georgina Dumitru (Rom) Giusfredi Bianchi  
DNF Chiara Perini (Ita) Giusfredi Bianchi  
DNF Emilie Moberg (Nor) Hitec Products  
DNF Ilona Hoeksma (Ned) Hitec Products  
DNF Simona Frapporti (Ita) Hitec Products  
DNF Nina Kessler (Ned) Hitec Products  
DNF Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita) Lensworld-Kuota  
DNF Annalisa Cucinotta (Ita) Lensworld-Kuota  
DNF Kim De Baat (Bel) Lensworld-Kuota  
DNF Valeriya Kononenko (Ukr) S.C. Michela Fanini  
DNF Mónika Király (Hun) S.C. Michela Fanini  
DNF Iraida Garcia Ocasio (Cub) S.C. Michela Fanini  
DNF Francesca Balducci (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini  
DNF Anna Ceoloni (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini  
DNF Kseniia Dobrynina (Rus) Servetto Giusta  
DNF Letizia Borghesi (Ita) Servetto Giusta  
DNF Antri Christoforou (Cyp) Servetto Giusta  
DNF Laura Camila Lozano Ramirez (Col) Servetto Giusta  
DNF Sabrina Stultiens (Ned) Team Sunweb Women  
DNF Heather Fischer (USA) Team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank  
DNF Kathrin Hammes (Ger) Team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank  
DNF Sara Mustonen Lichan (Swe) Team Veloconcept Women  
DNF Doris Schweizer (Swi) Team Veloconcept Women  
DNF Sara Penton (Swe) Team Veloconcept Women  
DNF Beatrice Bartelloni (Ita) TOP  
DNF Nadia Quagliotto (Ita) TOP  
DNF Elena Leonardi (Ita) TOP  
DNF Michela Pavin (Ita) TOP  
DNF Beatrice Rossato (Ita) TOP  
DNF Marta Cavalli (Ita) Valcar PBM  
DNF Dalia Muccioli (Ita) Valcar PBM  
DNF Chiara Zanettin (Ita) Valcar PBM  
DNF Amy Roberts (GBr) Wiggle High5  
DNF Riejanne Markus (Ned) WM3 Pro Cycling

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