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How to watch Strade Bianche 2022

Joe Robinson
4 Mar 2022

A guide to watching Strade Bianche live on Saturday 5th March

Strade Bianche will take place on Saturday 5th March 2022, after having returned to its usual March slot in 2021 after being pushed to August in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

With this 16th edition for the men and eighth edition for women making it a race still firmly in its infancy, Strade Bianche has nonetheless  already entered cycling folklore and makes for unmissable viewing thanks to an intriguing parcours across the picturesque Tuscan countryside, battling the excellent white roads that dissect the many fields and vineyards.

The men’s race will be 184km, while the women’s is 134km.

Last year’s winner was Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Felix) after he launched a blistering attack on the final climb to take the win, leaving Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck–Quick-Step) to roll in second with Egan Bernal (Ineos Grenadiers) taking third.

Van der Poel's 20-second winning sprint averaged 1,004W with a max wattage of 1,362W. 

In the women’s race, Chantal van den Broek-Blaak (SD Worx) won the seventh edition after dropping Elisa Longo Borghini (Trek-Segafredo) on the steep climb into the old town of Siena and the now-retired Anna van der Breggen (SD Worx) scooped up the third spot ahead of the 2019 and 2020 winner Annemiek van Vleuten

How to watch Strade Bianche 2022

As per usual, Eurosport will be providing live coverage of the race. GCN subscribers will also be able to watch a similar level of coverage.

It is likely that if you have access to the Eurosport player and app online, you will be able to watch more of the race than is set to be broadcast on television, although that won't be confirmed until nearer the time.

If you're content with whatever is being broadcast on-air, Eurosport comes as standard with most digital television packages such as Sky and Virgin Media.

For the Eurosport Player, you can sign up for a subscription that is either £59.99 per year or £6.99 per month here.

Alternatively, you could opt for the GCN+ service which costs £39.99 per year. The online platform is accessible on desktop and phone, offering uninterrupted live coverage and longer broadcasting than on television.

Finally, if you are yet to bow to the corporate overlords at GCN or Eurosport, you can just keep abreast of the day’s racing via social media. 

Strade Bianche 2022: TV guide

Saturday 5th March

Women’s race: 11:25-12:25, live coverage, Eurosport and GCN+ 
Men’s race: 12:50-14:50, live coverage, Eurosport and GCN+

Times open to change by broadcaster

Image credits: Offside

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