Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) has won the 117th Il Lombardia presented by Crédit Agricole, raced over a 238km route from Como to Bergamo. Andrea Bagioli (Soudal Quick-Step) and Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) finished second and third, respectively.
Third consecutive win for the Slovenian rider, as only Alfredo Binda and Fausto Coppi have managed in the past, at the end of a 30-kilometer solo attack.
1 – Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) 238km in 5h55’33”, average speed 40.163km/h
2 – Andrea Bagioli (Soudal Quick-Step) at 51″
3 – Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) s.t.
Speaking seconds after the race finish, the winner Tadej Pogačar said: “To win for the third time in my third participation and for the second time here in Bergamo, it’s a dream come true. I wanted to win solo but I thought Alexander Vlasov would stay with me for longer because he was one of the strongest today. In the moment I got a little gap, I did the descent much better than two years ago. I got cramps on my right leg and I’ve thought I was done but I pushed through. It’s amazing!”