On Saturday 9 October, from Como to Bergamo (239km), the final Monument Classic of the year will take place. High caliber riders on the start list include Tadej Pogacar (winner of the 2021 Tour de France), Primoz Roglic (Olympic Time Trial Champion and winner of the 2021 Vuelta a Espana), promising Belgian star Remco Evenepoel, British prospect Tao Geoghegan Hart (winner of the 2020 Giro d’Italia) and two icons of the sport – Vincenzo Nibali and Chris Froome. The last rider to win in Bergamo was Esteban Chaves in 2016.
On Sunday 10, from Cantu to Cantu, the Gran Fondo Il Lombardia will see entrants scale the climbs of Ghisallo and Sormano. Registration is still open at www.gfilombardia.it.
Il Lombardia presented by Eolo returns to its original spot in the autumn racing calendar, after its brief appearance in August of last year, with a new route that’s designed to be both selective and spectacular. The riders will face six climbs following their departure from Como, with the steep hill of Bergamo Alta awaiting them before the finish, to complete a total of 4,500 meters of elevation during the race.