Esteban Chaves (Orica-BikeExchange) becomes the first Colombian winner of a cycling monument . He becomes the first non-European rider to win the race.
In its 110th edition, the Classic of the Falling Leaves was won by Esteban Chaves (Orica – Bikexchange) almost one year after he opened the record book of the Abu Dhabi Tour. With a second place at the Giro d’Italia and third at the Vuelta a España, victory at Il Lombardia has rounded out an excellent 2016 season for the Colombian; Chaves clinched victory when he out-sprinted Diego Rosa (Astana Pro Team) and Rigoberto Uran (Cannondale – Drapac Pro Cycling Team) in Bergamo to become the first non-European winner of Il Lombardia and the first Colombian winner of a cycling Monument. Tour de France runner up Romain Bardet (AG2R-La Mondiale) accompanied them till the last climb. All the key favourites were up there in the gruelling finale.
1 – Esteban Chaves (Orica-BikeExchange) – 241km in 6h26’36” average speed 37.403km/h
2 – Diego Rosa (Astana Pro Team) s.t.
3 – Rigoberto Uran (Cannondale-Drapac Pro Cycling Team) s.t