Saturday 7 October, Il Lombardia, raced from Bergamo to Como, with 4,000 meters of vertical elevation, will be the last Classic Monument race of the season. The following day, the Gran Fondo will start and finish in Como, running mostly on the same route as the pro race with the climbs of Ghisallo, Muro and Colma di Sormano, Civiglio and San Fermo della Battaglia.
Como, 7 September 2017 – Get ready for a weekend of great cycling across 7 and 8 October on the roads of the Lombardy region. On Saturday 7 October the 111th edition of Il Lombardia will start from Bergamo and arrive in Como after 247km. The „Classic of the Dead Leaves“, the last Classic Monument race of the season, will run on the same route as the 2015 edition, when Vincenzo Nibali rode to a solo victory.
A very selective route with six climbs and 4,000 meters of vertical elevation. The first climb, Colle Gallo, is followed by Colle Brianza; and after the town of Onno the riders climb the Madonna del Ghisallo, followed by the Muro di Sormano. After passing the Colma di Sormano the race descends to Nesso and onto the last two climbs: Civiglio and San Fermo della Battaglia, before reaching the finish line on Lungo Lario Trento e Trieste in Como.