Chantal van den Broek-Blaak (Team Sd Worx) won the seventh edition of Strade Bianche Women Elite Eolo, 136km from Siena to Siena (Piazza del Campo). The Dutch rider crossed the finish line in the historic square ahead of Elisa Longo Borghini (Trek – Segafredo) and Anna van der Breggen (Team Sd Worx).
1 – Chantal van den Broek-Blaak (Team Sd Worx), 136km in 3h54’40”
2 – Elisa Longo Borghini (Trek – Segafredo) at 7″
3 – Anna van der Breggen (Team Sd Worx) at 9″
4 – Annemiek van Vleuten (Movistar Team Women) at 11″
5 – Cecilie Ludwig Uttrup (FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope) s.t.
Speaking seconds after the finish, a victorious Chantal van den Broek-Blaak said: “I’m surprised and extremely happy. This was not the plan but my win is due to team work. I had the instruction from the team to not ride at the front. I didn’t think I’d drop Elisa Longo Borghini in the final climb but I did. This is a very big day in my cycling career.”