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Photo Gallery: Strade Bianche

Photo Gallery: Strade Bianche

Photo Gallery: Strade Bianche

Strade Bianche opened the UCI Women's WorldTour for 2017. Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig took the leadership opportunity presented to her by team leader Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio in the finale with both hands. 

The Danish time trial champion showed guts and determination by placing ninth, riding her way into the youth classification lead for the season-long competition. You can read the full report here. 

Lisa Klein (Cervélo Bigla) at Strade Bianche - Elite Women. A 127 km road race on March 4th 2017, starting and finishing in Siena, Italy. (Photo by Sean Robinson/Velofocus)

Lisa Klein (Cervélo Bigla) at Strade Bianche - Elite Women. A 127 km road race on March 4th 2017, starting and finishing in Siena, Italy. (Photo by Sean Robinson/Velofocus)

at Strade Bianche - Elite Women. A 127 km road race on March 4th 2017, starting and finishing in Siena, Italy. (Photo by Sean Robinson/Velofocus)

Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio returned to the highest level of the sport at Strade Bianche - Elite Women. A 127 km road race on March 4th 2017, starting and finishing in Siena, Italy. (Photo by Sean Robinson/Velofocus)

Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (Cervélo Bigla) at Strade Bianche - Elite Women. A 127 km road race on March 4th 2017, starting and finishing in Siena, Italy. (Photo by Sean Robinson/Velofocus)

Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (Cervélo Bigla) at Strade Bianche - Elite Women. A 127 km road race on March 4th 2017, starting and finishing in Siena, Italy. (Photo by Sean Robinson/Velofocus)

Cervélo Bigla at Strade Bianche - Elite Women. A 127 km road race on March 4th 2017, starting and finishing in Siena, Italy. (Photo by Sean Robinson/Velofocus)

Cervélo Bigla at Strade Bianche - Elite Women. A 127 km road race on March 4th 2017, starting and finishing in Siena, Italy. (Photo by Sean Robinson/Velofocus)

Lisa Klein battles back through the dust and team cars at Strade Bianche - Elite Women. A 127 km road race on March 4th 2017, starting and finishing in Siena, Italy. (Photo by Sean Robinson/Velofocus)

Lisa Klein battles back through the dust and team cars at Strade Bianche - Elite Women. A 127 km road race on March 4th 2017, starting and finishing in Siena, Italy. (Photo by Sean Robinson/Velofocus)

Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig on her way to the youth jersey in the UCI Womens' WorldTour at Strade Bianche - Elite Women. A 127 km road race on March 4th 2017, starting and finishing in Siena, Italy. (Photo by Sean Robinson/Velofocus)

Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig on her way to the youth jersey in the UCI Womens' WorldTour at Strade Bianche - Elite Women. A 127 km road race on March 4th 2017, starting and finishing in Siena, Italy. (Photo by Sean Robinson/Velofocus)

Marie Villmann (Cervélo Bigla) on the penultimate gravel sector at Strade Bianche - Elite Women. A 127 km road race on March 4th 2017, starting and finishing in Siena, Italy. (Photo by Sean Robinson/Velofocus)

Marie Vilmann (Cervélo Bigla) on the penultimate gravel sector at Strade Bianche - Elite Women. A 127 km road race on March 4th 2017, starting and finishing in Siena, Italy. (Photo by Sean Robinson/Velofocus)

Peloton speed through the rolling countryside at Strade Bianche - Elite Women. A 127 km road race on March 4th 2017, starting and finishing in Siena, Italy. (Photo by Sean Robinson/Velofocus)

Peloton speed through the rolling countryside at Strade Bianche - Elite Women. A 127 km road race on March 4th 2017, starting and finishing in Siena, Italy. (Photo by Sean Robinson/Velofocus)

Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig takes the lead in the UCI Womens WorldTour Youth competition at Strade Bianche - Elite Women. A 127 km road race on March 4th 2017, starting and finishing in Siena, Italy. (Photo by Sean Robinson/Velofocus)

Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig takes the lead in the UCI Womens WorldTour Youth competition at Strade Bianche - Elite Women. A 127 km road race on March 4th 2017, starting and finishing in Siena, Italy. (Photo by Sean Robinson/Velofocus)

Nicole Hanselmann guards the bikes outside a cafe at Strade Bianche - Elite Women. A 127 km road race on March 4th 2017, starting and finishing in Siena, Italy. (Photo by Sean Robinson/Velofocus)

Cafe stop for Nicole Hanselmannat and the team at Strade Bianche - Elite Women. A 127 km road race on March 4th 2017, starting and finishing in Siena, Italy. (Photo by Sean Robinson/Velofocus)