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Strade Bianche (White Road) has rapidly risen as a favorite among bike racing fans and racers since the first edition in 2007. Italy's version of Paris-Roubaix is held on the dirt roads of Tuscany with the finish in Siena.
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21 Big Photos from 2012 (more photos added) — sirotti/rcs
2012 Strade Bianche results
1.  Fabian Cancellara (RadioShack - Nissan)
2.  Maxim Iglinskiy (Astana)                  + 00:42
3.  Oscar Gatto (Farnese Vini - Selle Italia)
4.  Alessandro Ballan (BMC Racing)            + 00:46
5.  Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing)            + 00:48
6.  Roman Kreuziger (Astana)                  + 01:03
7.  Francesco Reda (Acqua & Sapone)          
8.  Francesco Ginanni (Acqua & Sapone)
9.  Elia Favilli (Farnese Vini - Selle Italia)
10. Johan Vansummeren (Garmin - Barracuda)
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Cancellara re delle Strade Bianche Spartacus marcia sul grande
Strade Bianche '12: Cancellara's Masterclasspezcyclingnews
Fabian Cancellara powers away to second Strade Bianche victory velonation
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21 Big Photos from 2012 (more photos added) — sirotti/rcs

March 2 update:
Official startlist now postedsteephill
March 1 update:

2012 Montepaschi Strade Bianche Race Preview

Start time: Saturday 11:00 CET ();
Current Weather in Gaiole in Chianti
Earliest live video: 14:40 CET (); Live video, audio and text options
Approximate finish: 15:45 CET (); Current Weather in Siena

February 29 update: - Philippe Gilbert will wear number one at the Strade Bianche race on Saturday but faces serious competition from some of the best riders in the peloton as he attempts to win on the iconic dirt roads of Tuscany for a second year. Gilbert’s powerful BMC Racing Team line-up includes George Hincapie, Alessandro Ballan and Greg Van Avermaet. Tour de France winner Cadel Evans will ride in support of Gilbert before targeting Tirreno-Adriatico.

Some of the best classsics riders and climbers in the peloton will be out to beat the BMC team. The names of previous winners Fabian Cancellara (Radioshack Nissan Trek) and Maxim Iglinskiy (Astana) stand out on the official entry list of 14 teams, as do those of 2011 Paris-Roubaix winner Johan Van Summeren (Garmin-Barracuda), Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Cannondale) and Roman Kreuziger (Astana). The Garmin-Barracuda team also includes Dan Martin, Ryder Hesjedal and Christian Vande Velde.

Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Cannondale) leads the Italian challenge and proved he is on form with his stage win at the recent Tour of Oman. Italian national champion Giovanni Visconti captains the Movistar team and recently trained on the dirt roads, learning the secrets of the farm tracks that wind through the Tuscany vineyards. Other Italians include sprinter and Tuscan resident Daniele Bennati (Radioshack Nissan Trek), Trofeo Laigueglia winner Moreno Moser (Liquigas-Cannondale) and the prodigious Enrico Battaglin (Colnago-CSF Inox). Despite fracturing his collarbone in Qatar, Filippo Pozzato (Farnese Vini-Selle Italia) is due to ride Strade Bianche. Also on the entry list are China’s Ji Cheng (Team 1t4i), while Fabio Duartes leads the Colombia-Coldeportes team.

The testing 190km race route starts in Giaole in Chianti and ends in the spectacular Piazza del Campo in the centre of Siena that hosts the annual Palio horse race. There are eight hilly sections of dirt roads for a total of 57.2km of racing on the Strade Bianche. The final sections of dirt roads usually split the peloton before the climb to the centre of Siena and the downhill sprint to the finish.

Philippe Gilbert leads an all-star cast to Saturday’s Strade Bianche race velonation
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Montepaschi Strade Bianche History/Past
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In Diretta: Live Video Streaming ... in progress and TV Coverage

Start time: Saturday 11:00 CET (); Current Weather in Gaiole in Chianti

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Earliest live video: 14:40 CET ();
Approximate finish: 15:45 CET (); Current Weather in Siena

Early morning, fog and dirty roads. Ready for @StradeBianche? on Twitpic March 1 update: Initial options to view the 2012 Montepaschi Strade Bianche in your part of the world. Check back at race time for updates to the online links and tv schedules. Feel free to send in additional sources for live video or tv coverage as they become known. Big Photos from Sirotti right after the race. More to come... — Steve

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   live video (italian) Italy and Worldwide; unrestricted video announced for 14:40 CET.
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Italy; Earliest live coverage starting at 14:30 CET
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Italy; delayed coverage at 16:55 CET (60 min).
eurosport    live video (english)
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Live at 15h30 on Eurosport 2; Same-day race highlights on British Eurosport 2 at 21.00-22.00; Special Report on Eurosport Int'l Monday 5/3 at 14h55
sporza    live video (flemish)
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Belgium/Europe; live coverage starting at 14:40 CET.
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Basque/Spanish; Live on 14:45-16:30 on ETBK; delayed on ETB1 at 20:30 (Basque) and ETB2 (Spanish) at 21:30
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United States and Canada; live online ($4.99) at 9 AM ET; and delayed TV coverage in select U.S. markets. Delayed coveraged at 8-10 PM ET Universal Sports TV Channel.
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Australia; live video streaming on Cycling Central at 1230am to 3am AEDT (March 4th for Australia)
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Dutch ticker with restricted video; Netherlands
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Norway; live at 14:40-16:45
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