Strade Bianche: 2018 course to contain 63km of gravel road
Strade Bianche is famous for its gravel sections (Tim de Waele/Corbis via Getty Images)

The 2018 edition of Strade Bianche will take place over 184km, including 11 sectors of gravel road totalling 63km.

The Italian one-day Classic, which was promoted to the UCI WorldTour last year, starts and finishes in Siena and will be held on Saturday, March 3.

The twisting course contains no major climbs but a barrage of small, punchy ascents, many of which are on gravel.

Team Sky’s MichaƂ Kwiatkowski won last year’s race and is set to return to defend his title.

Velon will broadcast live rider data from the race, which you can access for free on the Velon app. Download it now: