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110th Il Lombardia: Classic of the Falling Leaves
By Mark Sharon
Date: 10/2/2016
110th Il Lombardia: Classic of the Falling Leaves
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October 3, 2016

Chaves wins Il Lombardia to become the first Columbian to win a Monument race

The 110th edition of Il Lombardia, the Classic of the Falling Leaves, fell to Esteban Chaves (Orica – Bikexchange).

The young man became the first Columbian to win a Monument just one year after he opened his account in the record book of the Abu Dhabi Tour. With a second place at the Giro d’Italia and third at the Vuelta a España, victory at Il Lombardia has rounded out an excellent 2016 season for the Orica-Bike Exchange rider.

Chaves clinched victory when he out-sprinted Diego Rosa (Astana Pro Team) and Rigoberto Uran (Cannondale – Drapac Pro Cycling Team) in Bergamo to become the first non-European winner of Il Lombardia and the first Colombian winner of a cycling Monument. Tour de France runner up Romain Bardet (AG2R-La Mondiale) accompanied them till the last climb. All the key favourites were up there in the gruelling finale.

1 - Esteban Chaves (Orica-BikeExchange) - 241km in 6h26'36" average speed 37.403km/h
2 - Diego Rosa (Astana Pro Team) s.t.
3 - Rigoberto Uran (Cannondale-Drapac Pro Cycling Team) s.t

Chaves outpaces Diego Rosa and Rigoberto Uran © ANSA - Peri / Bazzi

Race results

Il Lombardia Route 2016

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