Dan Martin Sprints To A Tour of Lombardy Overall Win

BERGAMO, Italy, Oct 05, 2014 (AFP) - Ireland's Dan Martin put a nightmare season behind him by sprinting to victory in the Tour of Lombardy one-day cycling classic from Como to Bergamo on Sunday. The Garmin rider surprised his breakaway rivals in the final kilometre to cross ahead of Spaniard Alejandro Valverde and Portugal's Rui Costa after the 260km race through northern Italy. … [Read more...]

Joaquin Rodriguez Defends Tour of Lombardy Crown

MILAN, Oct 06, 2013 (AFP) - Spain's Joaquin Rodriguez of the Katusha team made up for his disappointing world championships defeat by defending his crown in the 107th edition of the Tour of Lombardy one-day cycling classic on Sunday. Fellow Spaniard Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) finished second with Poland's Rafael Majka of Saxo Bank in third after 242 km of racing in rainy … [Read more...]

Tour of Lombardy Provides Revenge For Worlds’ Losers

by Justin Davis MILAN, Oct 04, 2013 (AFP) - At least three of the world's top one-day classics riders could be forgiven for having a degree of revenge on their minds when they line up for Tour of Lombardy on Sunday. The Italian classic, one of five one-day 'Monuments' popularly known as the 'Race of the Falling Leaves', traditionally signals the end of the one-day racing … [Read more...]

Rodriguez Wins Tour of Lombardy

MILAN, Sept 29, 2012 - Katusha's Joaquim Rodriguez won a rain-lashed 106th edition of the Tour of Lombardy Saturday to become the first Spanish winner of the 'Race of the Falling Leaves'. Rodriguez, who has finished on two Grand Tour podiums in 2012, launched a solo attack on the final climb 9km from the finish and held off a desperate chase to finish the 251km classic in triumph. … [Read more...]

Zaugg Stuns Tour of Lombardy Favorites With A Win

LECCO, Italy, Oct 15, 2011 - Unheralded Swiss Oliver Zaugg of Team Leopard stunned a host of favorites to claim the biggest win of his career at the season-ending classic, the Tour of Lombardy on Saturday. Ireland's Dan Martin, of Garmin-Cervelo, finished second, with Spaniard Joaquin Rodriguez of Team Katusha in third place, eight seconds in arrears after 6hr 20min of racing. … [Read more...]

Gilbert Aims To Be King of the Falling Leaves

MILAN, Oct 14, 2011 (AFP) - Belgium's Philippe Gilbert is aiming to bring the curtain down on a stellar season so far when he lines up with a third consecutive victory in mind at the Tour of Lombardy on Saturday. For the past two years Gilbert has brought his season to a close in sensational fashion at the 106-year-old Italian classic known affectionately as the 'Race of the Falling … [Read more...]

Vinokourov To Race Again In 2012

COPENHAGEN, Sept 22, 2011 - Kazakh rider Alexandre Vinokourov, victim of a fall during the Tour de France, confirmed on Thursday that he will continue to compete in 2012 with the Astana team. "If I want to continue on it's also for the Astana Team. These past two years I've achieved good results and I want my team to benefit," said the 38-year-old who had previously said he intended to … [Read more...]

Gilbert Scores His Second Lombardy Win

COMO, Italy - Belgium's Philippe Gilbert on Saturday picked up a second Tour of Lombardy crown as the one-day specialist landed the final classic race of the season. The Omega Pharma rider made it back to back wins after he edged out Italian Michele Scarponi by a dozen seconds after the grueling 260 kilometer event which required seven hours in the saddle in windy, wet conditions. … [Read more...]

Team MILRAM At The Tour of Lombardy

MILRAM allrounder Fabian Wegmann leads German ProTour team in Italian end-of-season race Dortmund, 14 October 2010. Lead by Fabian Wegmann, the German ProTour racing team MILRAM is tackling the 104th edition of the Tour of Lombardy (UCI category HIS) this coming Saturday. The rider from M√ľnster will be joined by his training companion Johannes Fr√∂hlinger and his German team mates Markus … [Read more...]

Tour of Lombardy – A Peloton Of 196 Riders Ready To Roll

A group of 196 riders are registered for the Tour of Lombardy. The Tour of Lombardy is the last major classic of the cycling season for 2010. The main contenders (with bib numbers): Omega Pharma: 1. Gilbert (BEL), 2. Bakelants (BEL), 3. Brandt (BEL), 4. Kaisen (BEL), 5. Lloyd (AUS), 6. Van Goolen (BEL), 7. Scheirlinckx (BEL), 8. Van Avermaet (BEL) Acqua e Sapone 11. Paolini … [Read more...]