15 November 2017

Three-year partnership between RCS Sport and Shimano Italy

RCS Sport and Shimano Italy are proud to announce a three-year partnership for neutral support at a host of UCI WorldTour races, including Il Lombardia.   Shimano Italy’s neutral support provision exists to ensure riders can continue to successfully complete their event in the face of mechanical issues. Much like Shimano’s neutral support provision in Spain and the Benelux countries, mechanics in cars or on motorbikes will provide support on the road, while mechanics at neutral support zones at selected points along the route will provide help and assistance to riders.   In-race support from Shimano will be provided also at Giro d’Italia, Strade Bianche, Tirreno-Adriatico, Milano-Sanremo, GranPiemonte and Milano-Torino.

07 October 2017

THE LAKE COMO SHARK STRIKES AGAIN

Nibali wins Il Lombardia solo in Como, repeating his victory of two years ago and obtaining is 50th win as pro.

07 October 2017

Stunning solo victory for Vincenzo Nibali at il Lombardia 2017!

The Italian rider Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain – Merida) has won the 111th Il Lombardia NamedSport, held over a 247km route from Bergamo to Como. Second was Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step Floors), while the third to arrive was Gianni Moscon (Team Sky).   FINAL RESULT: 1 – Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain – Merida) – 247 km in 6h15’29” average speed 39.469km/h 2 – Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step Floors) at 28″ 3 – Gianni Moscon (Team Sky) at 38″

07 October 2017

50 km to the arrival of Il Lombardia. The race flares up!

The fifth and last of the great one-day monuments of the season . Follow it LIVE with Velon!   Buongiorno from the 111th Il Lombardia NamedSport, the fabled ‘Race of the Falling Leaves’.   The beautiful, challenging route, featuring 4,000m of total elevation, culminates with a final section that places a series of steep climbs – starting with the classic Madonna del Ghisallo, 64km from the finish line – between the riders and final victory.   WEATHER Bergamo (10.00) sunny, 15°C. Wind: weak, 7km/h Como (17:00): few clouds, 17°C. Wind: weak, 2km/h   COURSE The race sets off from Bergamo, southbound. The route initially leads through the Bergamo plain (over the first 40km), and then up along the Val Cavallina, all the way to Casazza, to tackle the first climb of the race: Colle Gallo (763m). A fast-running descent leads back from Val Seriana to Bergamo; here the route goes back onto flat roads and eventually arrives in Brianza. The course passes briefly across Colle Brianza (533m) and descends into Pescate, then heads for Valmadrera and Oggiono. Finally, it rolls past Pusiano and Asso, and drops down into Onno, heading for Bellagio, where the Ghisallo climb (754m) begins. The climb has a maximum 14% gradient, on a wide road, with several hairpins. The descent runs quickly on long, straight stretches up to Maglio, where the Colma di Sormano climb (1,124m) begins abruptly after a right-hand bend. After some kilometres with moderate.. .

06 October 2017

Lombardia 2017: All is ready

The 111th edition of Il Lombardia NamedSport, starts tomorrow morning in Bergamo and finishes in Como in the late afternoon, following 247 gruelling kilometres with 4,000m of total elevation. The official Start List is now available.

03 October 2017

TV schedule of Il Lombardia

The 111th Il Lombardia NamedSport will be broadcasted in 185 countries across five continents. The 2017 edition of the race will be shown live by 16 TV networks.

29 September 2017

Top contenders ready for Il Lombardia

The 111th edition of the end of season Monument Classic, includes the winners of the last three editions Esteban Chaves, Vincenzo Nibali , Daniel Martin

22 September 2017

Milano-Torino: Colle di Superga to decide the winner

The first RCS Sport Autumn Classics will be raced on 5 October starting at San Giuliano Milanese (Sesto Ulteriano) and finishing on the Colle di Superga after 186km.   Now at its 98th edition – but older than any other bicycle race, having been first run in 1876 – Milano-Torino is 141 years old. Previously won by many great cycling champions, this race – organised by RCS Sport/La Gazzetta dello Sport – is an international level Classic end of season cycling battle. The last edition was won by Miguel Angel Lopez with an attack on the ramps of the Colle di Superga, ahead of Michael Woods and Rigoberto Uran.   THE COURSE The route starts in San Giuliano Milanese (Sesto Ulteriano) and rolls across the Po Valley along flat roads, all the way through the Vigevano and Lomellina plains, up to Casale Monferrato, where the race profile becomes wavier, with gentle climbs and descents that lead to the final circuit. The route rolls past San Mauro Torinese and all along the Po River in Corso Casale, where it takes in the first climb to the Basilica of Superga. The road then drops down into Rivodora on a technical descent (diverting 600 metres before the finish) that leads back to San Mauro. Here the route goes up again, all the way to the finish, with gradients exceeding 10%. The fixed feed zone is in Casale Monferrato (km 91-94).   FINAL KILOMETRES.. .

07 September 2017

Lombardia 2017 route has been announced

Saturday 7 October, Il Lombardia, raced from Bergamo to Como, with 4,000 meters of vertical elevation, will be the last Classic Monument race of the season

28 July 2017

INVITED TEAMS ANNOUNCED

Today the teams of eight riders who will participate in the race have been announced.