Paolo Savoldelli, double Giro d’Italia winner, said: “Watching Il Lombardia finishing in Bergamo, my city, is always source of great emotion. The course is really challenging, in particular for the two climbs in the final part. I’m sure this year’s winner will be one of the many champions that were able to win this Classic Monument in the past.”
Mauro Vegni, RCS Sport Cycling Director, underlined the importance of this historic race: “This year we celebrate 110 editions, a goal that very few races worldwide have achieved. It’s the Classic Monument that characterises the end of the cycling season and brings with it great numbers and great protagonists. We will be broadcasted in 163 countries across the five continents and we will be live in Italy through the Host Broadcaster Rai, every year reaching around one million spectators in our home country. As usual it will be the top riders participating in the race and I’m sure they will make the event the usual great cycling show“.
RCS Sport Race Director, Stefano Allocchio, described the brand new course: “We’ve decided to add in the finale, compared to the previous finish in Bergamo in 2014, two brand new climbs – Sant’Antonio Abbandonato and Miragolo San Salvatore – that will make the course even more selective. Other key climbs will be the Madonna del Ghisallo, the first one to be faced in this edition, Colle Brianza, Valcava and in the finale Selvino and the classic Bergamo Alta short punchy climb, just a few kilometres from the finish line“.