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Il Lombardia, Saturday October 7th

The 117th edition of the Tour of Lombardy will be held on Saturday 7 October. The fifth of cycling’s five Monuments is the last illustrious European race of the season. Given the time of year, Il Lombardia has been nicknamed the Race of the Falling Leaves. This year’s route travels from Como to Bergamo, adds up to 238 kilometres, and takes in an elevation gain of over 4,400 metres.

Tadej Pogacar is title holder. Last year, he won the race for the second consecutice year. The Slovene outsprinted his fellow-attacker Enric Mas, while Mikel Landa finished in third.

Top competitors this year are are Primož Roglic, Bauke Mollema and Tadej Pogacar.

The Gran Fondo Il Lombardia will be back the day after the pro race on Sunday October 8th, 109.4 km and 1,700 m of elevation gain, from Cantù to Cantù, on a route that includes the Muro di Sormano and the Madonna del Ghisallo as well as a mix of climbs, descents and ups and downs that guarantee constant fun for all granfondisti.

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