Yet another day of excitement. Race favourite, Remco Evenepoel, over cooked it on a bend and flew over a bridge parapet. He ended the day in hospital with unknown injuries. Astana had two riders in the finalé and it was Jakob Fuglsang who put in the decisive move to leave George Bennett and teammate, Russian champion Aleksander Vlasov, to the remainder of the podium.
Giro di Lombardia
This Saturday sees the re-scheduled 2020 Giro di Lombardia, one of the oldest Monuments. Ed Hood isn't old enough to remember the first edition in 1905, but has had a romantic relationship with the 'Race of the Falling Leaves' for a long time. He casts his memory back to his first visit to the Northern Italian race in 2007.
Two stunning Italian Classics down and now we move on to the climbs around Lake Como. Wout Van Aert dominated Strade Bianche and Milano-Sanremo, but the 'Classic of the Falling Leaves' is a much different proposition. Ed Hood runs his experienced eye over the history, the course, and picks his betting-card of the re-scheduled Monument.
Sept 19, 2019 - The Tours are behind us, but there is still lots of cycling news to catch up with: Alejandro Valverde talks of his depression - Top Story. Lots of racing: Tour of Slovakia, Textielprijs Vichte, Giro della Toscana and the Grand Prix de Wallonie. Plus Il Lombardia, rider contracts, Steve Cummings, Education First at la Vuelta, Award for Dimension Data, Vuelta video by UAE Team Emirates.
Heather's Photo Gallery: We have all seen the race photos from Saturday's Il Lombardia, but we sent the PEZ 'Secret Weapon' behind the scenes in Lombardy. Heather Morrison was in Bergamo and Como to soak up the atmosphere and capture unique images from the 'Race of the Falling Leaves' at the start and the finish. Here is her PEZ Photo Gallery.
Il Lombardia Photo Gallery: The 'Race of the Falling Leaves' brought the curtains down on the 2018 cycling season in fine style with Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ) giving France a much needed Monument win. The finalé was deserved of the 'Classic' label with attacks aplenty on the steep climbs around Como. We've put together the best images from Il Lombardia 2018 photo gallery by Cor Vos and his team.
Race Preview: The last big race of the season will roll out of Bergamo on Saturday morning to tackle the tough climbs around Lake Como before the finish in Como. Last chance saloon or season confirmation - All inspiration for a hard race. Ed Hood takes a good look at the percorso, history and who will win the 'Race of the Falling Leaves'.
Giro di Lombardia 2017: The final 'Monument' of 2017 was a battle of the favorites and the top man on the day was Vincenzo Nibali, to take his second Lombardia win, repeating his win of 2015. We catch up with the action with the best photos from the Lombardy roadside.