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Il Lombardia’18: Pinot Crowns Season in Como

France's Thibaut Pinot prevailed in the 112th incarnation of the Giro di Lombardia to bring down the curtain on a remarkable cycling season. The Groupama-FDJ leader held on to the wheel of Italy's Vincenzo Nibali in the terrible Muro di Sormano before dropping "the Shark of Messina" in the race's penultimate climb.

Top Ride: Lombardia Corsa!

Sometimes you gotta point the car at the cliff and give ‘er some stick. Okay, maybe heading out for an awesome solo ride may not be quite the same as driving your car off a cliff, but sometimes heading into the unknown is best approached with a ‘give ‘er’ attitude, and as I once again learned, the rewards can be worthy of a lifetime.

The Ideal Day in Italy

If you asked the Gods of Cycling to put together a perfect day, in a perfect place, you’d be hard-pressed to come up with anything better than a home-base in Como… a ride up the Ghisallo… and a dinner to die for. It’s all part of the perfect Italian package.