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Il Lombardia’17: The PEZ Preview!

Giro di Lombardia Race Preview: The 2017 season comes to its end on Saturday, there are still some other races, like Paris-Tours on Sunday, but Il Lombardia is the sting in the season's tail for the big men of the WorldTour peloton. Ed Hood takes a good look at the 'Race of the Falling Leaves' and who might win.

Lombardia’16: Photo Special!

Lombardia Photo Special: Saturday's Il Lombardia didn't disappoint with top cycle sport action along with the stunning scenery of Lake Como. Esteban Chaves took the win and we have a selection of the best photos of the day from the race organizers, RCS, and ace photographer Cor Vos.

Il Lombardia 2016 Start List

The 110th edition of Il Lombardia NamedSport, organised by RCS Sport/La Gazzetta dello Sport, starts on Saturday morning in Como and finishes in the late afternoon, after 241 gruelling kilometres, in Bergamo. The official Start List is now available.

Il Lombardia’16: The PEZ Preview

Race Preview: The Giro di Lombardia, or as it is now known 'Il Lombardia' kicks off from Como on Saturday morning to finish in Bergamo after 240 punishing kilometers, with a saw-tooth profile for the final 100K. Ed Hood takes a look at the history, course and the possible winner of La classica delle foglie morte.

Il Lombardia: The PEZ Preview

Race Preview: The race of the falling leaves, or in Italian ‘la classica delle fog lie morte’. The Tour of Lombardy has a new course this year, but it will still have the top riders fighting it out on a tough profile. Ed Hood takes a look at the runners and riders for Sundays big end of season race.

EuroTrash Monday!

Oct 07, 2013 - The battle between Joaquim Rodriguez and Alejandro Valverde continued in Italy and there were not tears of acrimony or dirty looks as ‘Purito’ came out on top. We have all the action from Lombardia, plus all the other weekend races. Sad news of Amy Dombronski and I’m sure we are all thinking of her family. Get into the EuroTrash Monday with a big coffee.

Il Lombardia ’12: Spanish Rain-Dancer Takes It!

Race report: It’s always special to see the world champion line up in a pristine rainbow jersey for the Race of the Falling Leaves. OK, we’ve had a wee name change, and the calendar has been tweaked, but still ... Gilbert is looking happy in his new outfit. Contador is here, a clutch of Colombian talents, Nibali and Basso, Joaquim Rodriguez, too. Game on!

Lombardia ‘97 Retro: Let’s Make A Deal!

It’s Lombardia Week on PEZ! One of our favorite times of the year – when hard bike racing, a beautiful corsa, and fine Italian food and drink set the stage for the season’s last monument. Our Italian correspondent Ale Federico looks back with his replay of the 1997 edition, where the outcome was enough to makes cynics of us all.

Lombardia ‘97 Retro: Let’s Make A Deal!

It’s Lombardia Week on PEZ! One of our favorite times of the year – when hard bike racing, a beautiful corsa, and fine Italian food and wine set the stage for the season’s last big race. Our Italian correspondent Ale Federico gets us started with his replay of the 1997 edition, where the outcome was enough to makes cynics of us all.