The last Monument of the season delivered its verdict this Saturday, October 7 and Tadej Pogacar was awarded the title. still the strongest in one of the cycling classics. Slovenia won the tournament. a third consecutive Tour of Lombardy when Thibaut Pinot bows out.
Tadej Pogacar makes history by winning, for the third time in a row, the Tour of Lombardy. From the first kilometers, the race experienced a very first turning point with the fall of one of the favorites Remco Evenepoel. Fortunately for the latter the injury is superficial and the Belgian can leave. During this time, 16 riders took the lead. The latter will maintain a comfortable lead until the end. the fourth ascent which hurts several riders both in the leading group and in the peloton. This is just before this difficulty. that Enric Mas will abandon him who seemed to be having a bad day. After this fourth summit, nine riders remain in the lead. Ben Healy and Oscar Onley have joined this new breakaway. Finally the Irishman stays with Marcellusi to begin the final explanation and the Passo di Ganda. They enter this final ascent with less than a minute to spare. They will finally be very quickly recaptured by a group taken away. by Simon Yates. The British allows in particular; Roglic and Pogacar to move up without drawing too much. A group of five men then falls into the lead at the top of Passo di Ganda. But the descent smiles brightly. Tadej Pogacar who widens a gap to that moment. Primoz Roglic cannot manage to achieve his goals. contain his compatriot as well as his fellow pursuers. Despite signs of difficulty for Pogacar, the latter will end up crossing the finish line alone and signing a new historic success.
17:00 – Tadej Pogacar in history
At just 25 years old, the Slovenian cyclist is already a world-class cyclist. in the history of cycling and goes even further by winning a third Tour of Lombardy in a row. He equals two big names in cycling like Alfredo Binda and Fausto Coppi.
16:55 – The first words of Thibaut Pinot
"It's the best audience in the world. It's just crazy stuff. It was beautiful at the moment. live. Çit was It was a complicated day but I fought to get there. “It's over and it's a beautiful symbol to end up with Rudy (Molard) and Quentin (Pacher),” declared Thibaut Pinot who was experiencing the last race of his career at the occasion of this Tour of Lombardy 2023.
The Frenchman finishes with this Tour of Lombardy 2023 and ends with his brilliant career! Thibaut Pinot crosses the line with two of his teammates Rudy Molard and Quentin Pacher.
What excitement as Thibaut Pinot passes in front of his loyal supporters. The smoke bombs are out and the Frenchman from the FDJ is enjoying his last big crowd bath before the end of his career as a professional cyclist.
16:38 – Bagioli finishes at 16:38 2nd place! Roglic 3rd
The Italian is ahead of Primoz Roglic in the sprint in this 2023 Tour of Lombardy! We therefore know the podium for this last Monument of the season.
He is unstoppable in these Tour of Lombardy! He won a third success in a row here after making the difference in the last descent of the day.
16:35 – Simon Yates aims for 2nd place (2km)
In the chasing group, one of the two Yates brothers comes out to try to get a second place in this 2023 Tour of Lombardy .
16:34 – Pogacar heads to victory! (3km)
The Slovenian continues to widen the gap and is heading towards a 3rd Tour of Lombardy in a row. He is 1'03" in advance.
16:31 – Pogacar in the Curva Pinot (4km)
It's not him they were waiting for but the supporters by Thibaut Pinot are making a lot of noise at the moment when the leader of this Tour of Lombardy 2023 passes.
16:27 – Pogacar seems destined to à earn ! (6.5km)
It is difficult to see how Tadej Pogacar could be caught; in this Tour of Lombardy 2023. À a little more than five kilometers from the finish he is approaching a minute lead.
16:25 – Pogacar resists (9km)
Despite a worrying body language, Tadej Pogacar is solid and also perhaps takes advantage of the lack of understanding in the chasing group to keep this lead of 45″.
The Swiss touched ; the wheel of Remco Evenepoel in a second group of pursuers and falls to the side. He got up again. and should be able to regain his place in the Belgian champion's group.
16:21 – Pogacar hits his thighs (11.5km)
The leader of this Tour of Lombardy 2023 starts at suffer and still leaves hope his pursuers. It has 45" in advance a little more than 10 kilometers from the end of this last Monument of the season.
16:20 – Carapaz is back! (13km)
There are now 6 of them pursue Tadej Pogacar in this 2023 Tour of Lombardy since the Ecuadorian has made the junction.
16:16 – Carapaz returns (16.5km)
< p>The Ecuadorian is returning to the chasing group at the end of the Tour of Lombardy 2023. Tadej Pogacar is still resisting and has 34" ahead.
16:11 – 20 kilometers remaining (20km)
Tadej Pogacar widens the gap at the head of this Tour of Lombardy with soon 30" ahead of his group of pursuers where include Roglic, Rodriguez, the Yates brothers, Vlasov and Bagioli.
16:04 – 20" ahead for Pogacar (28km)
The runner from the UAE team made a small gap at the head of the race. The chasing group still has room to come back.
16:01 – Pogacar makes a gap (29km)
Slovene is the most popular comfortable on the descent and he now has a few meters ahead of the chasing group with, in particular, Primoz Roglic.
The Jumbo-Visma rider has returned on Pogacar and Vlasov just before the switch after the final climb of this Tour of Lombardy 2023. Bagioli, Rodriguez and Simon Yates are also there. They are therefore 5 in the lead in the descent.
After joining the leading group, Slovenia started again at the front. new and false company his friends in front. Vlasov is the only one having taken the wheel of Tadej Pogacar.
And off we go for one of the favorites of this Tour of Lombardy 2023. He lets go of Primoz Roglic and joins the leading group.
The Canadian makes a move at at the front of the race and is followed by Adam Yates in particular. Pogacar and Roglic are not moving for the moment in this Tour of Lombardy 2023.
15:47 – What work from Adam Yates (36km)
The Briton is riding very hard at the front of the race and is doing very poorly at the front. his pursuers. Carapaz, Pogacar, Simon Yates, and even Roglic are still in the game.
15:45 – Evenepoel is in immense difficulty; (36.5km)
The Belgian champion does not make it in this final climb of the Tour of Lombardy 2023. Julian Alaphilippe tries to bring him back but it will probably not be enough.READ MORE