Lowdown: In Il Lombardia, Diego Rosa made a big mistake and lost out to Esteban Chaves. The Italian's boss at Astana was 'apoplectic' at the result. Lee Rodgers has been in a similar situation, one that you want to kick yourself for afterwards, here is Lee's Lowdown on 'miscalculations'.
Oct 03, 2016 - As the season grinds to its end, we look at why the calendar is longer for some riders. Round up of the action in Lombardia, Gran Piemonte, l'Eurometropole and Vendée, plus cyclocross with reports and video. Other cycling news: Contracts at Movistar and RusVelo, race up-dates from Saitama and Dauphiné. Four years at the top for Movistar.
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.
Race Report: As a former Colombian track champion it was obvious that Rigoberto Uran (Cannondale & Colombia) would be fastest of the three desperados raging into the Bergamo finish line at the end of the 110th Lombardia – but no one had told his smiling countryman, Esteban Chaves (Orica) who took the win ahead of ‘man of the match’ Diego Rosa (Astana & Italy) with Rigo third.
Sept 29, 2016 - The BMC team are about to make an announcement and rumor has it that the team has a new co-sponsor, we look at the team situation in 'TOP STORY'. On the race front: Milano-Torino and the Tre Valli Varesine with reports and video. Other cycling news we preview Il Lombardia, some Worlds news and a load more contract up-dates. A full to bursting EUROTRASH sack to empty this Thursday.
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.
On Tuesday 27th the blue-fuchsia-green team will participate in the Tre Valli Varesine (192,9 km, from Saronno to Varese), which will be followed on Wednesday 28th by Milano-Torino (start from San Giuliano Milanese and arrival on Colle di Superga, 186 km) and on Thursday 29th by Gran Piemonte (207 km from Diano d'Alba to Agliè).