Giro di Lombardia

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    Giro di Lombardia The Giro di Lombardia is a cycling race, in Lombardy, Italy. It is the last 'Monument' of the European calendar, and although no longer part of the UCI ProTour, it is the last event in the UCI World Ranking calendar, and therefore potentially decisive in that title.

    History The first edition was 1905. It was then called Milan-Milan. It gained its current name in 1907. The route has changed many times. Milan, Sesto San Giovanni, Bergamo, Varese, Monza, Cuneo have been start or finish place. In 2004 the race started in Mendrisio in Switzerland, and ended in Como. The most famous obstacle is the Madonna del Ghisallo climb that appears in the latter part of the race. A shrine there has a small museum containing religious and cycling objects.

    Fausto Coppi won a record five times. Frenchman Henri Pelissier and Irishman Sean Kelly are the only non-Italian riders to win the race three times. The 2009 race was won by Philippe Gilbert. Giro di Lombardia News
    Scarponi accepts being second best at Lombardy Italian happy with another placing in final race with Androni Giocattoli. Michele Scarponi has missed out on success in three major races this season but the laid-back Italian still considers 2010 a good year and was satisfied to be the best of the rest, behind Philippe Gilbert at the Tour of Lombardy. The 31-year-old Androni Giocattoli rider lost Tirreno-Adriatico to Stefano Garzelli due to stage placings after the two finished equal on time and he missed out on the podium at the Giro d'Italia by just 13 seconds after losing time to Vincenzo Nibali in the final time trial.
    Link: http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/scarponi-accepts-being-second-best-at-lombardy Lastras pleased with Tour of Lombardy result Pablo Lastras (Caisse d'Epargne) may be without a big win in two seasons but his third place finish in today's Tour of Lombardy had the taste of victory, according to the Spaniard. The 34-year-old put in one of his best performances this year, attacking from a group of favourites including Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Doimo) and Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Euskaltel-Euskadi) in the closing kilometres. Link: http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/lastras-pleased-with-tour-of-lombardy-result Philippe Gilbert wins Giro di Lombardia again Gilbert emerged at the front of the field with Michele Scarponi (Diquigiovanni-Androni) with 30km remaining following a series of attacks by riders including Vladimir Gusev (Katusha), Giovanni Visconti (ISD) and Liquigas’ Vincenzo Nibali over the final 50km of a rain-soaked race near Lake Como in Italy. Gilbert entered the race as a clear favorite, despite a new, longer and more difficult route that benefited the climbers in the peloton. On the day’s final climb, Gilbert moved ahead of Scarponi with about 5km to go and soloed in for his second successive victory in the classic known as “the race of the falling leaves.” Link: http://velonews.competitor.com/2010/10/news/philippe-gilbert-wins-giro-di-lombardia-again_146427
    102nd Giro di Lombardia - Gilbert Repeats Philippe Gilbert attacked Michele Scarponi one kilometer from the summit on the final climb of the San Fermo Battaglia with 5 km to go to ride away and win alone at the finish by a margin of 40 seconds on the Italian. The race came down to a battle of two riders when Vincenzo Nibali was dropped after the penultimate climb after he crashed on the descent. Gilbert led on the descent, but Scarponi fought back to join the Belgian leader with 17 km to go. Link: http://www.dailypeloton.com/displayarticle.asp?pk=17779
    Gilbert wins Giro di Lombardia Philippe Gilbert held off the challenge of Michele Scarponi to retain his Giro Di Lombardia title in wet and slippery conditions on Saturday. Gilbert finished 12 seconds ahead of Scarponi to take the last major race of the 2010 season.
    Link: http://www.iol.co.za/sport/cycling/gilbert-wins-giro-di-lombardia-1.686725?showComments=true Gilbert is the favorite for the Giro di Lombardia On-form Philippe Gilbert is the main favorite for today's Giro di Lombardia, the final classic of the season. The Belgian showed at the World Championships with a promising late attack that he is going well. While he was ultimately reeled back on the final flat kilometers in Geelong, Australia, he did manage to get a second win at the Giro del Piemonte in a row. Link: http://www.velonation.com/News/ID/6033/Gilbert-is-the-favorite-for-the-Giro-di-Lombardia.aspx Cyclists consider protest at Lombardy event The last major race of the cycling season could start with a protest, with riders contemplating a 10-minute delay at Saturday's Giro di Lombardia after Italy's anti-doping prosecutor suggested all cyclists use drugs. Defending champion Philippe Gilbert told the Gazzetta dello Sport that fellow cyclist Roman Kreuziger recently phoned him to discuss a possible protest. Gilbert said a protest would be "a way to show that cycling is not synonymous with doping, rather that it's actually cleaner than a lot of other (sports), and definitely the sport that has fought against doping the most." Link: http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hWGOujGryB2pIJJUfMcoiFR4a0Ow?docId=99e3bc616b324c6e8a524d16b8385edc Evans cycling year winds up in Italy Australian cycling star Cadel Evans will end his eventful season early on Sunday morning (AEDT), aiming to create history at the Giro di Lombardia. No Australian has won the big late-season race, which comes a fortnight after Evans' strong ride at the world championships in Geelong. "Lombardia is one of my favorite one-day races of the year," Evans said. Link: http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-sport/evans-cycling-year-winds-up-in-italy-20101015-16ndz.html

    Past Winners 2000 Raimondas Rumšas Fassa Bortolo 2001 Danilo Di Luca Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo 2002 Michele Bartoli Fassa Bortolo 2003 Michele Bartoli Fassa Bortolo 2004 Damiano Cunego Saeco 2005 Paolo Bettini Quick Step-Innergetic 2006 Paolo Bettini Quick Step-Innergetic 2007 Damiano Cunego Lampre-Fondital 2008 Damiano Cunego Lampre 2009 Philippe Gilbert Silence-Lotto
    2010 Start List OmegaPharma - Lotto (OLO) - (BEL)
    GILBERT Philippe BEL BAKELANTS Jan BEL BRANDT Christophe BEL KAISEN Olivier BEL LLOYD Matthew AUS VAN GOOLEN Jurgen BEL SCHEIRLINCKX Staf BEL VAN DEN BROECK Jurgen BEL
    Acqua & Sapone (ASA) - (ITA)
    CODOL Massimo ITA FAILLI Francesco ITA MARZOLI Ruggero ITA MASCIARELLI Andrea ITA MASCIARELLI Francesco ITA MIHOLJEVIC Vladimir CRO PRONI Alessandro ITA PAOLINI Luca ITA
    Ag2r - La Mondiale (ALM) - (FRA)
    NOCENTINI Rinaldo ITA BONNAFOND Guillaume FRA DUPONT Hubert FRA LE LAY David FRA LOUBET Julien FRA RIBLON Christophe FRA KADRI Blel FRA TURPIN Ludovic FRA
    Androni Giocattoli (AND) - (ITA)
    SCARPONI Michele ITA BERTAGNOLLI Leonardo ITA BERTOLINI Alessandro ITA SOLARI Luca ITA SERPA PEREZ Jose Rodolfo COL MATE MARDONES Luis Angel ESP MARGUTTI Damiano ITA PIEMONTESI Fabrice ITA
    Astana (AST) - (KAZ)
    BAZAYEV Assan KAZ DYACHENKO Alexsandr KAZ FOFONOV Dmitriy KAZ GASPAROTTO Enrico ITA GRIVKO Andriy UKR JUFRE POU Josep ESP SELVAGGI Mirko ITA STANGELJ Gorazd SLO
    BMC Racing (BMC) - (USA)
    EVANS Cadel AUS BALLAN Alessandro ITA BUTLER Chris USA KROON Karsten NED LOUDER Jeff USA MORABITO Steve SUI SANTAMBROGIO Mauro ITA SCHÄR Michael SUI
    Caisse d'Epargne (GCE) - (ESP)
    ERVITI OLLO Imanol ESP LASTRAS GARCIA Pablo ESP LOPEZ GARCIA David ESP MADRAZO RUIZ Angel ESP PASAMONTES RODRIGUEZ Luis ESP PEREZ SANCHEZ Francisco ESP SOLER HERNANDEZ Juan Mauricio COL URAN URAN Rigoberto COL
    Cervélo Test Team (CTT) - (SUI)
    APPOLLONIO Davide ITA CUESTA LOPEZ DE CASTRO Iñigo ESP GUSTOV Volodymir UKR NOVOA MENDEZ Joaquin ESP PUJOL MUÑOZ Oscar ESP TONDO VOLPINI Xavier ESP HUSHOVD Thor NOR WYSS Marcel SUI
    Carmiooro - NGC (CMO) - (GBR)
    VENTOSO ALBERDI Francisco José ESP TONTI Andrea ITA SELLA Emanuele ITA TAMAYO MARTINEZ Diego Alejandro COL RATTI Aristide ITA TIZZA Francesco ITA PIECHELE Andrea ITA QUADRANTI Antonio ITA
    Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne (COF) - (FRA)
    MONCOUTIE David FRA AUGE Stéphane FRA DUQUE Leonardo Fabio COL EL FARES Julien FRA GALLOPIN Tony FRA KRIIT Kalle EST MOINARD Amaël FRA TAARAMAE Rein EST
    Colnago - CSF Inox (CSF) - (IRL)
    POZZOVIVO Domenico ITA SAVINI Filippo ITA STORTONI Simone ITA BISOLTI Alessandro ITA BRAMBILLA Gianluca ITA CANUTI Federico ITA PIRAZZI Stefano ITA FRAPPORTI Marco ITA
    Euskaltel - Euskadi (EUS) - (ESP)
    SANCHEZ GONZALEZ Samuel ESP URTASUN PEREZ Pablo ESP IZAGIRRE INSAUSTI Gorka ESP NIEVE ITURRALDE Mikel ESP TXURRUKA ANSOLA Amets ESP FERNANDEZ DE LARREA Koldo ESP OROZ UGALDE Juan Jose ESP ARAMENDIA LLORENTE Francisco Javier ESP
    Française des Jeux (FDJ) - (FRA)
    BONNAIRE Olivier FRA CHEREL Mikael FRA GERARD Arnaud FRA GUDSELL Timothy NZL LADAGNOUS Matthieu FRA OFFREDO Yoann FRA PINOT Thibaut FRA ROUX Anthony FRA
    Garmin - Transitions (GRM) - (USA)
    DANIELSON Tom USA DUGGAN Timothy USA KREDER Michel NED MARTIN Daniel IRL MEIER Christian CAN PETERSON Thomas USA STETINA Peter USA VANSUMMEREN Johan BEL
    ISD - Neri (ISD) - (ITA)
    VISCONTI Giovanni ITA SINKEWITZ Patrik GER HUZARSKI Bartosz POL MIRENDA G. Luca ITA CACCIA Diego ITA LONGO BORGHINI Paolo ITA RICCI BITTI Davide ITA BELKOV Maxim RUS
    Lampre - Farnese Vini (LAM) - (ITA)
    GAVAZZI Francesco ITA MORI Manuele ITA MAGAZZINI Enrico ITA RIGHI Daniele ITA KASHECHKIN Andrey KAZ ULISSI Diego ITA MARZANO Marco ITA PIETROPOLLI Daniele ITA
    Liquigas - Doimo (LIQ) - (ITA)
    NIBALI Vincenzo ITA AGNOLI Valerio ITA DALL'ANTONIA Tiziano ITA FINETTO Mauro ITA PATERSKI Maciej POL SAGAN Peter SVK SANTAROMITA Ivan ITA SZMYD Sylwester POL
    Quick Step (QST) - (BEL)
    BARREDO LLAMAZALES Carlos ESP CATALDO Dario ITA CHAVANEL Sylvain FRA DEVENYNS Dries BEL MALACARNE Davide ITA REDA Francesco ITA SEELDRAEYERS Kevin BEL TOSATTO Matteo ITA
    RadioShack (RSH) - (USA)
    BRAJKOVIC Janez SLO BUSCHE Matthew USA HORNER Chris USA IRIZAR ARANBURU Markel ESP RAST Grégory SUI ROVNY Ivan RUS RUBIERA VIGIL Jose Luis ESP ZUBELDIA AGIRRE Haimar ESP
    Rabobank (RAB) - (NED)
    GESINK Robert NED ARDILA CANO Mauricio Alberto COL KOZONTCHUK Dmitriy RUS KRUIJSWIJK Steven NED MARTENS Paul GER MOLLEMA Bauke NED NIERMANN Grischa GER VAN WINDEN Dennis NED
    Sky (SKY) - (GBR)
    BOASSON HAGEN Edvald NOR AUGUSTYN John-Lee RSA WIGGINS Bradley GBR CIONI Dario David ITA CUMMINGS Stephen GBR NORDHAUG Lars Petter NOR PAUWELS Serge BEL POSSONI Morris ITA
    HTC - Columbia (THR) - (USA)
    VELITS Peter SVK VELITS Martin SVK SIUTSOU Kanstantsin BLR PINOTTI Marco ITA MONFORT Maxime BEL LEWIS Craig USA HANSEN Adam AUS ALBASINI Michael SUI
    Katusha (KAT) - (RUS)
    POZZATO Filippo ITA RODRIGUEZ OLIVER Joaquin ESP KOLOBNEV Alexandr RUS MAZZANTI Luca ITA BRUTT Pavel RUS CARUSO Giampaolo ITA GUSEV Vladimir RUS SILIN Egor RUS
    Milram (MRM) - (GER)
    WEGMANN Fabian GER EICHLER Markus GER FOTHEN Markus GER FRÖHLINGER Johannes GER KLUGE Roger GER ROELS Dominik GER SCHRÖDER Björn GER VOSS Paul GER
    Saxo Bank (SAX) - (DEN)
    SCHLECK Andy LUX STEENSEN André DEN SÖRENSEN Chris Anker DEN LARSSON Gustav Erik SWE FUGLSANG Jakob DEN BRESCHEL Matti DEN PORTE Richie AUS LUND Anders DEN
     
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    Gilbert looks like the man to beat, again. But I wonder how extra kilometers and a climb more will effect his chances.
    Nibali, Scarponi, Pozzovivo, Sanchez, D. Martin, Brajkovic, Kolobnev, maybe Evans and Schleck should be there too.
    To bad Ricco's not there, but Sella is.
     
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    2010 Giro di Lombardia Results 195 riders rolled out of Milan, only 34 made it to the finish on Como.

    1 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 6:46:32 2 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 0:00:12 3 Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:00:55 4 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:01:08 5 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 6 Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:01:12 7 Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:02:07 8 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team 0:03:01 9 Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Quick Step 0:03:25 10 Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Team Katusha 0:03:50 11 Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Team Katusha 0:04:24 12 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne 0:05:13 13 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank 14 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick Step 0:05:32 15 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram 0:05:52 16 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:06:00 17 Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro) Acqua & Sapone 0:06:10 18 Luca Mazzanti (Ita) Team Katusha 19 Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo 20 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia 21 Christopher Horner (USA) Team Radioshack 22 Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:06:41 23 Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:08:23 24 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:09:38 25 José Luis Rubiera Vigil (Spa) Team Radioshack 0:09:52 26 Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:11:50 27 Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:12:30 28 Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Androni Giocattoli 0:12:42 29 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:12:44 30 Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana 0:12:46 31 Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Transitions 32 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram 0:14:34 33 Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:20:39 34 Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) Team HTC - Columbia 0:21:35
     
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    Excellent ride by Gilbert.
    He proved he's in best shape, and this time showed dominance first by attacking the group and riding solo, and then attacking Scarponi on climb, although he could easily wait finishing sprint and beat him.
    I was little surprised that the group behind Gilbert containing Nibali, Fuglsang, Lastras, Sabchez couldn't organize the chase. Gilbert was constantly gaining time on them from the moment he attacked till the point he was on safe distance.
    I'm not sure what was the reason for elbowing between Gilbert and Scarponi on the last climb, but the difference in freshness between the two was huge. Like they didn't ride the same course.
    Maybe it was just Scarponi's way to say he can beat Gilbert only if he knocks him down.
    Very strong showing from Gilbert.
     
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    I saw the result but I have seen the race yet (awaiting highlights).

    great win for Gilbert, he's had a superb autumn season and a rather good overall 2010 season too.

    Fulsgangs 4th is an excellent result also : this rider is a talent.
     
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