📌 Passo della Crocetta
— Il Lombardia (@Il_Lombardia) October 7, 2023
14:15 – The gap is increasing (90.5km)
Since the Soudal Quick-Step is no longer riding at the head of the peloton in this 2023 Tour of Lombardy, the leading riders have regained the lead and now have 2'35" in advance.
14:09 – The Quick-Step has risen (94km)
Change of leader at the front. at the head of the peloton since the Remco Evenepoel team recovered in this Tour of Lombardy 2023. The Belgian took advantage of this. to take a pee break.
14:06 – Ganna changes bike (97.5km)
The Italian Ineos finally decides to change bikes in this Tour de Lombardy after having a problem earlier in the day.
14:03 – The last 100 kilometers (100km)
The leading riders of this Tour of Lombardy entered the last 100 kilometers of this last Monument of the season. The road will rise.
1:56 p.m. – Enric Mas is let go. (107.5km)
ÇIt's not going at all for the Majorcan who no longer has any rhythm. The peloton continues its climb on the 16 leading riders.
1:53 p.m. – A big pace for the Quick-Step (109km)
< p>The Remco Evenepoel team returns to less than 2' escape in this Tour of Lombardy 2023 just before the third ascent of the day.
13:48 – A problem for Mas? (111.5km)
The Spaniard from the Movistar team seems borrowed from à behind the peloton and rolls at a faster pace. next to it from his car.
13:44 – La Soudal Quick-Step at the head of the peloton (113.5km)
The Belgian team has taken the lead of the peloton in this 2023 Tour of Lombardy. Julian Alaphilippe's team is perhaps preparing something.
1:41 p.m. – Another problem at Ineos (115km)
After Ganna a few minutes ago, it's Ben Swift who must face the challenge. a mechanical problem.
1:37 p.m. – The race lead is gaining ground again (117km)
The 16 leading riders yoyo in front with the gap on the peloton which has moved up again. à 2'25" à 117 kilometers from the arrival of this fifth Bicycle Monument.
The Tour of Lombardy traditionally concludes the cycling season and allows riders who are late in their form or who have suffered injuries during the year to shine. The first edition The start of this legendary race, considered the fifth Monument, took place in 1905. Since its creation, the Tour of Lombardy is the classic that has been run the most because only the ;editions of 1943 and 1944 were published. canceled due to the war. She has often smiled on the great Italian runners: Fausto Coppi, Gino Bartali, Alfredo Binda and more recently Paolo Bettini, Danilo Di Luca and Vincenzo Nibali. But it is also a dream land. for classics specialists, at the image of Philippe Gilbert or Joaquim Rodriguez, and crowned the greatest in this sport like Merckx and Hinault.
The route of the Tour of Lombardy 2023 takes the opposite route from last year, starting from Como and arriving in Rome. Bergamo, and reconnects, at the end, with the roads and passes which have made the recent history of the race. This year again, no Sornano, and a less explosive finale than last year, with the Passo della Crocetta (11.6 km at 5.8%) and the Passo di Ganda (9.3 km at 7.1%) in justices of the peace, before the Colle Aperto (1.3 km at 6.9%) as the last difficulty. à three kilometers from the finish line. Also return to a flatter start to the race, unlike last year.
Profile of the Tour of Lombardy 2023 © Il Lombardia
The teams of the favorites should start the race from the Passo della Crocetta before more serious attempts by the leaders in the Passo di Ganda, where the winner could already fly away because the summit is just around the corner. 31 kilometers from the finish. Otherwise, the Colle Aperto will decide the fate of the race. less than a small group sprint.
Here is the complete list of runners participating in this event. this new edition of the Tour of Lombardy:
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The Italian cycling race will take place on Saturday October 7, 2023 with a departure in the morning for an arrival mid-afternoon (between 4:50 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. depending on the speed of the runners).
The Italian classic will be at follow in full on the Eurosport channels, and in particular on Eurosport 2 live from the start at the start of the season. 10:30 a.m.