The art of competition tells a story
16 May 2019
27 March 2019
Published by Orbea
Strade Bianche means "white road" in Italian. The race got its name from the dirt roads (“sterratos” in Italian) that are scattered along the route, covering almost a third of the race. The individual stretches of sterrato, known as sectors, are often uphill stretches that determine a racer's standings in the peloton.
There's nothing easy about this race: the grades of these sectors can exceed 18% and the dusty gravel routes make for difficult riding conditions. In the beginning, the race was known as L’Eroica – a name that could have easily been given to the Orca, which the WNT-Rotor Cycling Team uses to compete in this race.