There are handful of races on the international cycling calendar that, despite not being part the WorldTour, demand one's attention. One such event is Strade Bianche, a race that is only 10 years old this year but which is rooted in the rich cycling history of the Tuscany region and Italy more broadly.
The race is of course known for its eponymous white gravel roads; roads that make for tough yet beautiful racing. Photographers extraordinaire Ashley and Jered Gruber were on hand in and around Siena to capture the action, which you can see in the beautiful photos below.
by Matt de Neef | Photography by Jered & Ashley Gruber