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16:29 local (CET), 10:29 US EST  -  The top ten:

1 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ 5:53:22
2 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida 0:00:32
3 Dylan Teuns (Bel) BMC Racing Team 0:00:43
4 Rigoberto Uran (Col) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale
5 Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Soudal
6 Ion Izagirre (Spa) Bahrain-Merida
7 Rafal Majka (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe
8 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Bahrain-Merida
9 Daniel Martin (Irl) UAE Team Emirates 0:00:48
10 George Bennett (NZl) LottoNL-Jumbo 0:01:22

16:27 local (CET), 10:27 US EST  -  Il Lombardia Top 10

16:25 local (CET), 10:25 US EST  -  Thibault Pinot (Fra) wins Il Lombardia after solo attack

16:24 local (CET), 10:24 US EST  -  Pinot goes under the flamme rouge!

16:23 local (CET), 10:23 US EST  -  Nibali counter attacks after being caught with 2kms to go

16:23 local (CET), 10:23 US EST  -  Nibali is caught by the Dan Martin group.

16:22 local (CET), 10:22 US EST  -  3 kms for Pinot, he's on course to win his first classic.

16:21 local (CET), 10:21 US EST  -  Can Nibali hang onto second place?

16:19 local (CET), 10:19 US EST  -  4kms to go for Pinot on the final climb, he's looking really strong. Nibali looks spent.

16:17 local (CET), 10:17 US EST  -  Pinot has just 5kms to go with the final climb of the Monte Olimpino, he has 47 secs lead over the chasers

16:15 local (CET), 10:15 US EST  -  7 kms to go: Wellens joins Martin and Majka chasing, ahead Nibali and leading Pinot

16:14 local (CET), 10:14 US EST  -  With 9.8 km , we have 25 seconds from Pinot to Nibali, 43 seconds to Martin and Majka, who are now together.

16:10 local (CET), 10:10 US EST  -  Pinot leads, Nibali behind and Martin, Makja chase

16:10 local (CET), 10:10 US EST  -  Dan Martin has opened up a gap on the chasing group.

16:08 local (CET), 10:08 US EST  -  Pinot has 13.5 kms to go as he crests the penultimate climb.

16:08 local (CET), 10:08 US EST  -  Dan Matin attacks out of the chasing group, meanwhile Pinot attacks Nibali and opens up a gap.

16:04 local (CET), 10:04 US EST  -  Bernal has been caught by the chasing group.

16:03 local (CET), 10:03 US EST  -  Pinot attacks, Niabli follows. Behind Bernal chases.

16:01 local (CET), 10:01 US EST  -  Valverde has been dropped bt the chasing group

15:58 local (CET), 09:58 US EST  -  Nibali and Pinot have dropped Roglic and Bernal - only 10 riders in the chase behind.

15:57 local (CET), 09:57 US EST  -  Roglic is being dropped in the lead group of 4 riders

15:52 local (CET), 09:52 US EST  -  17 kms to go: and the 4 leaders; Nibali, Pinot, Bernal and Roglic lead reach the climb of the penultimate climb of the Civiglio 

15:47 local (CET), 09:47 US EST  -  Chasing group of 15 riders is 49 secs behind the 4 leaders. Martinez continues to do all the work.

15:45 local (CET), 09:45 US EST  -  Pozzvivo and Pelozotti follow wheels as Martinez fades and the gap opens up again.

15:43 local (CET), 09:43 US EST  -  27 kms to go: In the chasing group are Dan Martin, Valverde. EF Drapac's Martinez is burying himself to catch the leaders.

15:35 local (CET), 09:35 US EST  -  Nibali, Pinot, Bernal and Roglic lead, behind 14 riders chase with just 9 seconds gap

15:33 local (CET), 09:33 US EST  -  Two climbs left, the Civiglio and the Monte Olimpino

15:32 local (CET), 09:32 US EST  -  Moscon punctures in the Valverde group, game over

15:31 local (CET), 09:31 US EST  -  Bernal is descending like a demon and is catching Nibali, Pinot and Roglic!

15:30 local (CET), 09:30 US EST  -  Egan Bernal is attacked out of the Valverde group. Woods and Fulsang are in this group.

15:29 local (CET), 09:29 US EST  -  The descent is very technical, narrow and twisting. Last year De Plus and Bakelants crashed over the edge near here. 

15:27 local (CET), 09:27 US EST  -  40 kms to go: Niabli is one of the best decenders and is stretching out his lead, Pinot is struggling to keep up. Roglic has nearly caught them up.

15:26 local (CET), 09:26 US EST  -  Nibali and Pinot lead, Roglic is chasing behind with an 8 second lead and the Valverde group is 41s behind

15:24 local (CET), 09:24 US EST  -  It's around 20 kms before the next climb of Civiglio

15:23 local (CET), 09:23 US EST  -  Nibali and Pinot have a good gap on the descent

15:20 local (CET), 09:20 US EST  -  Valverde is still there in the 20 riders in contention. Meanwhile Nibali nearly loses it on a bend on the wet descent

15:20 local (CET), 09:20 US EST  -  There are less than 20 riders in contention 

15:19 local (CET), 09:19 US EST  -  Nibali comes to the front with Pinot on his wheel

15:18 local (CET), 09:18 US EST  -  The Tifosi are cheering!

15:18 local (CET), 09:18 US EST  -  Some riders don't have small enough gears

15:18 local (CET), 09:18 US EST  -  Romain Bardet is being dropped

15:17 local (CET), 09:17 US EST  -  Roglic has a 10 second lead, behind Nibali's Bahrain Merida chase

15:16 local (CET), 09:16 US EST  -  There's around 20 riders in the front, as the peloton implodes behind it's that steep

15:14 local (CET), 09:14 US EST  -  Valverde is up in the top 15 riders in the peloton

15:13 local (CET), 09:13 US EST  -  Sorry Primoz Roglic attacked, not Bennett.

15:13 local (CET), 09:13 US EST  -  Riders are suffering at the back

15:12 local (CET), 09:12 US EST  -  George Bennett attacks for Lotton NL Jumbo, Bahrain Merida take up the chase

15:11 local (CET), 09:11 US EST  -  Gesink buries himself for Lotto  NL Jumbo.

15:10 local (CET), 09:10 US EST  -  Lotto NL Jumbo come to the front of the peloton with Bahrain Merida and the AG2R behind

14:59 local (CET), 08:59 US EST  -  50 kms to go: It looks as if the breakaway is being reeled in as we hit the slopes of the Muro di Sormano

14:57 local (CET), 08:57 US EST  -  54 kms to go: and the breakaway's lead drops to 1m 15s as we approach the big climb of the Muro di Sormano

14:54 local (CET), 08:54 US EST  -  Jack haid is trying to bridge across to the 4 breakaway leaders on the descent of the Ghisallo

14:52 local (CET), 08:52 US EST  -  10 km's downhill before we hit the brutal climb of the Muro di Sormano, 1.9 kms at an average of 15.8%

14:44 local (CET), 08:44 US EST  -  The breakaway's lead drops to less than two minutes, Orsini attacks and crests the top of the Madonna Del Ghisallo

14:42 local (CET), 08:42 US EST  -  The pace on the Gishallo is already hurting, with Bob Jungels (Quick Step Floors) dropped as attacks start on the front.

14:40 local (CET), 08:40 US EST  -  The Bahrain-Merida team is setting the pace now, with Vincenzo Nibali looking good on the wheels just a few places back. 

14:39 local (CET), 08:39 US EST  - The next climb the Muro di Sormano is absolutely brutal!

14:38 local (CET), 08:38 US EST  -  Bahrain Merida lead the peloton, as two of the breakaway are reeled in.

14:34 local (CET), 08:34 US EST  -  67 kms to go: 3 riders from the breakaway of 6; Bonnamour, Orsini and Storer are on the slopes of the Madonna del Ghisallo climb.

14:29 local (CET), 08:29 US EST  -  As the Ghisallo climb starts to bite, Orsini ups the pace and attacks the break. 

14:28 local (CET), 08:28 US EST  -  The riders face 241km of racing today. The hardest climbs come in the final 90km and so we are about to enter the finale of Il Lombardia. 

13:45 local (CET), 07:45 US EST  -  75 kms to go: breakaway of 8 riders have a lead of 2m 36s

13:39 local (CET), 07:39 US EST  -  Muro di Sormano: 1,9 km @ 15.8%.  The wall where the race can be launched. Rosa, Nibali, D. Moreno, Chaves, Pinot, Landa and Valverde climbed it in 9 min 08 sec in 2015, a whooping average speed of 12.48 km/h! 

13:36 local (CET), 07:36 US EST  -  127 km to go: 8 riders in the breakaway with a 3m 55s lead 

13:30 local (CET), 07:30 US EST  -  Strong breakaway, gonna be a fast Lombardia today: Ballerini (Androni), Orsini, Tonelli (Bardiani), Sénéchal (Quickstep), Bonnamour (Fortuneo), Restrepo (Katusha), Storer (Sunweb) and Marcato (UAE). 

13:29 local (CET), 07:29 US EST  -  Welcome to live coverage of this year's IL Lombardia, the final classic of the season, also known as the "Race of the Falling Leaves".

112th edition of Il Lombardia is the last Classic Monument race of the season

Great cycling is back on the roads of the Lombardy region. On Saturday 13 October the 112th edition of Il Lombardia will start from Bergamo and finish in Como after 241km 

The “Classic of the Dead Leaves”, the last Classic Monument race of the season, will run almost on the same route as last edition, when Vincenzo Nibali rode to a solo victory, with the only modification being in the finale.

112th edition of Il Lombardia is the last Classic Monument race of the season

It’s a highly selective route with six climbs and 4,000 meters of vertical elevation. The first climb, Colle Gallo, is followed by Colle Brianza; and after the town of Onno the riders climb the Madonna del Ghisallo, followed by the Muro di Sormano. After passing the Colma di Sormano the race descends to Nesso and onto the Civiglio climb. After this climb in last year’s race the route turned left to climb Val Fresca towards San Fermo della Battaglia, but this year will go straight until Via Camozzi roundabout where it will meet the descent of the previous course to then face a short punchy climb, 1,700m long with 5% average gradient and a maximum of 9% to end in the Monte Olimpino hamlet. From here it’s just 3km to the finish line on Lungo Lario Trento e Trieste.

Tune in on October 13th for our LIVE Coverage

We'll be coveraging the race live here on Gran Fondo Guide for all our fans and followers. We'll post coverage times nearer the time, visit back soon.

The Teams

24 teams of seven riders each: 18 UCI WorldTeams and 6 UCI Professional Continental Teams)

AG2R LA MONDIALE
ASTANA PRO TEAM
BAHRAIN – MERIDA
BMC RACING TEAM
BORA – HANSGROHE
GROUPAMA – FDJ
LOTTO SOUDAL
MITCHELTON – SCOTT
MOVISTAR TEAM
QUICK – STEP FLOORS
TEAM DIMENSION DATA
TEAM EF EDUCATION FIRST – DRAPAC P/B CANNONDALE
TEAM KATUSHA ALPECIN
TEAM LOTTO NL – JUMBO
TEAM SKY
TEAM SUNWEB
TREK – SEGAFREDO
UAE TEAM EMIRATES

ANDRONI GIOCATTOLI – SIDERMEC
BARDIANI CSF
ISRAEL CYCLING ACADEMY
NIPPO – VINI FANTINI – EUROPA OVINI
TEAM FORTUNEO – SAMSIC
WILIER TRIESTINA – SELLE ITALIA

The Gran Fondo

On Sunday 14 October, amateurs will have the opportunity to ride on the same roads (starting in Como and finishing with the Civiglio climb) faced by pro riders on the previous day, with climbs such as the Ghisallo, Muro and Colma di Sormano and Civiglio.

Registrations are open on www.gflombardia.it

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