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‘I’m not sure I deserve it’ - Thibaut Pinot's moving farewell at Il LombardiaHundreds of Pinot Ultras gather in Bergamo to say goodbye to their hero
‘This was the hardest’ - Tadej Pogačar makes history with Il Lombardia hat trickUAE Team Emirates leader overcomes cramp and goes solo to end 2023 on a high
'No regrets' for Primoz Roglic after last dance for Jumbo-Visma'I’m satisfied. This third place was a victory for me' says Roglic after podium finish at Il Lombardia
|Date||October 7, 2023|
|Previous edition||2022 Il Lombardia|
|Previous winner||Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates)|
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Il Lombardia, also known as the 'race of the falling leaves' brings the European WorldTour calendar to a close with one last gasp for glory on a spectacular route from Como to Bergamo.
The 117th edition of the race returns to the route from 2021 Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) outsprinted Fausto Masnada (QuickStep-AlphaVinyl) for victory, with Adam Yates taking third.
Il Lombardia history
The crescendo for the campaign of the Monuments of cycling, Il Lombardia was first held in 1905, named Milan-Milan and won by Italian Giovanni Gerbi. Italians have gone on to win the one-day race 69 times, including a record five times by Fausto Coppi (1946-1949, 1954). Other notables include Alfredo Binda, who won the race four times (1925-1927, 1931) and Damiano Cuneo, who is the most recent from among six riders to have won the Classic three times (2004, 2007-2008). The race includes the famous climb of Madonna del Ghisallo, which this year comes with just under 60km to race.
Il Lombardia 2023 climbs
- Madonna del Ghisallo (38.3km)
- Roncola (100.9km)
- Berbenno (129km)
- Passo della Crocetta (161.9km)
- Zambla Alta (174.7km)
- Passo di Ganda (206.6km)
- Colle Aperto (234.8km
Il Lombardia 2022 teams
- AG2R Citroën Team
- Astana Qazaqstan
- Bahrain Victorious
- EF Education-EasyPost
- Ineos Grenadiers
- Israel-Premier Tech
- Lotto Dstny
- Movistar Team
- Team Arkéa-Samsic
- Team Jayco-AlUla
- Team DSM-Firmenich
- UAE Team Emirates
- Green Project-Bardiani CSF Faizanè
- Q36.5 Pro Cycling
- Team TotalEnergies
- Tudor Pro Cycling
Il Lombardia 20237 October 2023 | Bergamo | WorldTour
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