Bianche’s Stybar finished at the bottom, Kreuziger took three stitches

Cyclist Zdeněk Štybar came fourth in a one-time Strade Bianche. In his favorite Tuscany race, which was first placed in WorldTour, he attacked for third consecutive year on the podium, but ended up just below. After 175 km, the goal in the center of Siena was the winner of Polar winner Michal Kwiatkowski, who reiterated the 2014 title. Stibrar, who triumphed last year and was the second one last year, reached a loss of 23 seconds.

In the final hundreds of meters, the Belgian Greg Van Avermaet and Tim Wellens fled the Czech rider, who had previously been vainly pursuing Kwiatkowski.

The 2014 World Champion of Poland escaped from the group of refugees about 15 kilometers ahead of the goal and made a half- .

“I’m disappointed.I did not come for the fourth place. It was a really hard race, Kwiatkowski was doing well, “said Štybar.

The race, leading along white sandy paths, made it difficult for cyclists to have cold weather and rain, and the riders did not fall asleep on the wet road, Roman Kreuziger , Which after the fall continued, but eventually resigned.

“I will take three stitches on my elbow and a hipped side, but within a week and a half I will be fine,” said the Czech rider. , But unfortunately it fell just before me. I could not avoid it. Even though I almost did, they hit me back. I was able to come back, but they caught me a little back after the fall. Moreover, it was very difficult to get ahead.It was a beautiful race, although I will not remember it at its best, “said Kreuziger.

The sixteenth place with a loss of 6:22 minutes to the winner was Ondřej Cink, who after his transfer from mountain bikes on the road passed his first Classics and for a long time he was among the best. “At the end of the day, I took a lot of the power, I took a lot of the race,” said Cink. “Another of the Czechs, Petr Vakoč, finished seventh.”

Favorite Slovakian Peter Sagan, the double world champion, gave up 70 km before the finish.

Strad Bianche (WorldTour) – 175 km:

1 Kwiatkowski (Pol./Sky) 4:42:42 2. Van Avermaet (Belg./BMC) -15 3. Wellens (Belgium / Lott) -17, 4. -Step) -23 , 5. Dumoulin (Niz./Sunweb), 6.Durbridge (Austr./Orica) both -1: 26,… 18. Cikk (Czech Republic / Bahrain Merida) -6: 22, 27. Vakoč (CZ / Quick-Step) -10: 20, Kreuziger (Czech Republic / Orica)