The hills are alive with the sound of cycling. Pic courtesy of Cyclingweekly.

Saturday 4th of March heralds the prettiest day of the year for bike racing. Strade Bianche, with its white gravel roads, rolling Tuscan hills and the beautiful hosting town of Siena, is a real highlight of the yearly...

Fab Fabian showing his prowess in counting as well as his riding. Photo via pelotonmagazine.com
Fabulous Fabian, showing he can count as well as ride well. Image courtesy of http://pelotonmagazine.com/

This year’s ‘southernmost northern European classic’ was a grey and chilly affair, and there were threats of a downpour all day. Not wanting to race on slick mud rather than white dust,...

Eventual race winner Zdeněk Štybar leads the charge on the final 'white roads' of the Strade Bianche 2015. Photo credit: Steephill.tv
Eventual race winner Zdeněk Štybar leads the charge on the final ‘white streets’ of the Strade Bianche 2015. Photo credit: Steephill.tv

Since its inception in 2007, the Strade Bianche classic has developed in prestige at a remarkable rate. This is largely due to its wildly unpredictable...