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2016 Il Lombardia (World Tour), Italy

Formerly Giro di Lombardia

110th edition: Saturday, October 1, 2016

Il Lombardia podium history | 2015 edition | Course map and profile | Photos | Start list

Como - Bergamo, 241 kilometers

Il Lombardia

Esteban Chaves wins the 110th Tour of Lombardy

Weather: At the finish city of Bergamo at 2:20 PM local time, it's 22C (72F) and partly cloudy,with a mild 10 km/hr (6 mph) wind from the WNW. Rain is forecast to begin at 4:30PM.

The Race: 200 starters, 139 abandons, 61 classified finishers

The Colombian rider Esteban Chaves (Orica-BikeExchange) has won the 110th edition of Il Lombardia, the last Classic Monument race of the season, held over a 241km route from Como to Bergamo. He becomes the first non-European rider to win the race.

Speaking seconds after the finish, the winner said: “It was a dream for me to win Il Lombardia. I can’t believe I’ve won this race. This is a monument! When I turned professional, I settled down here in Bergamo. I knew the roads but I wasn’t sure to win today. I want to thank all the people who have helped Esteban to become a winner here. On the final, I tried to make a difference on the cobbles but everybody followed so I had to stay calm and go for the sprint, which is not my forte but I gave everything and I’m so happy that I made it”.

Here's the report from winner Esteban Chaves' Orica-BikeExchange team:

Esteban Chaves concluded his incredible 2016 season with a magnificent victory in the 110th edition of II Lombardia, writing his name into the history books as the first Colombian to ever win a monument. The impressive victory today comes after a strong run of form this year, including two Grand Tour podiums at the Giro d'Italia and Vuelta a Espana, and provides ORICA-BikeExchange with their second monument this season following Australian Mathew Hayman's win at Paris-Roubaix.

The 241-kilometre action-packed race saw Chaves dominate on the climbs, attacking at the base of the penultimate climb, the Selvino, to created a leading group of four riders battling it out for victory.

With patience and confidence, Chaves launched out of the wheels in the final moments to take out a three-up sprint. "It was a dream for me to win Il Lombardia,” explained Chaves after his victory. “I can't believe I've won this race. This is a monument. When I turned professional, I settled down here in Bergamo. I knew the roads but I wasn't sure if I could win today.

“In the final, I tried to make a difference on the cobbles but Rigoberto (Uran) followed so I had to stay calm and go for the sprint, which is not my forte but I gave everything and I'm so happy that I made it. Today was a really amazing result for me and I can say that dreams come true, but this is not accidental this is because all of the team worked for this result.

“This team is truly special because they work with the heart and when you work with the heart you can achieve these results. So it is thanks to ORICA-BikeExchange for believing in me."

How it happened: The fifth and final monument of 2016 kicked off in Como today under grey skies and rainy conditions. The star-studded field began at a rapid rate with numerous attacks coming from the very beginning. Despite many attempts, a breakaway wasn’t able to form until after more than 50kilometres into the race.

Four riders, Rudy Molard (Team Cofidis), Stefan Denial (IAM Cycling), Damiano Caruso (BMC Pro Cycling) and Michael Cherel (AG2R-La Mondale), were finally given some freedom and worked together to establish a gap, eventually riding out to a maximum advantage of seven minutes and 30seconds.

On the 6.5kilometre climb, Sant Antonio Abbandonato, the race began to really light up with splits appearing and the bunch continuously reducing in size. ORICA-BikeExchange remained well represented with Chaves, Amets Txurruka, Damien Howson and Carlos Verona. Verona then proceeded to set a rapid pace which created more significant splits as the lead group drew closer to the leaders.

As Verona peeled off, Chaves was quick to respond to a small group which then jumped clear, bridging across to make it an elite group of 14 riders including many of the favourites. It wasn’t long before the remainder of the leaders were drawn back in and with 42kilometres still remaining the front lead group consisted of 16 men.

With 30kilometres left to race, at the base of the penultimate climb, the 6.9kilometre climb the Selvino, Chaves launched a well timed attack to split up the lead group once again. He successfully rode away with Uran (Cannonade-Drapac) and Roman Bardet (AG2R-La Mondiale). Diego Rosa (Astana) later joined the trio and the quadruplet increased their lead to over one minute.

On the final climb with just four kilometres remaining, Chaves launched another attack which caused Bardet to dropped back and left the trio ahead to battle for the victory.

Complete Results:

Photos

241 kilometers raced at an average speed of 37.403 km/hr

1 Esteban CHAVES Orica-BikeExchange 6hr 26min 36sec
2 Diego ROSA Astana s.t.
3 Rigoberto URAN Cannondale-Drapac s.t.
4 Romain BARDET Ag2r @ 6sec
5 Davide VILLELLA Cannondale-Drapac @ 1min 19sec
6 Alejandro VALVERDE Movistar +1:24
7 Robert GESINK LottoNL-Jumbo s.t.
8 Warren BARGUIL Giant-Alpecin s.t.
9 Alessandro DE MARCHI BMC s.t.
10 Pierre LATOUR Ag2r s.t.
11 Fabio ARU Astana +1:26
12 Gianluca BRAMBILLA Etixx-Quick Step +2:04
13 Rodolfo Andres TORRES Androni Giocattoli +2:05
14 Giovanni VISCONTI Movistar +2:42
15 Rui Alberto FARIA Lampre-Merida +5:02
16 Matvey MAMYKIN Katusha s.t.
17 Rudy MOLARD Cofidis s.t.
18 Darwin ATAPUMA BMC +5:33
19 Bauke MOLLEMA Trek-Segafredo +6:24
20 Jakob FUGLSANG Astana +6:36
21 Jan BAKELANTS Ag2r +7:17
22 Diego ULISSI Lampre-Merida +8:10
23 Sébastien REICHENBACH FDJ s.t.
24 Kenny ELISSONDE FDJ s.t.
25 Alessio TALIANI Androni Giocattoli s.t.
26 Peter KENNAUGH Aky s.t.
27 Igor ANTON Dimension Data s.t.
28 Javier MORENO Movistar s.t.
29 Frank SCHLECK Trek-Segafredo s.t.
30 Daniel MORENO Movistar s.t.
31 Michael WOODS Cannondale-Drapac s.t.
32 Stéphane ROSSETTO Cofidis +10:30
33 Damiano CUNEGO Nippo-Vini Fantini s.t.
34 Ben HERMANS BMC s.t.
35 Michael GOGL Tinkoff s.t.
36 Manuele MORI Lampre-Merida s.t.
37 Domenico POZZOVIVO Ag2r s.t.
38 Sam OOMEN Giant-Alpecin s.t.
39 Simon GESCHKE Giant-Alpecin s.t.
40 Sergey LAGUTIN Katusha s.t.
41 Simone PETILLI Lampre-Merida +15:05
42 Alexis VUILLERMOZ Ag2r +15:51
43 Carlos VERONA Orica-BikeExchange s.t.
44 Odd Christian EIKING FDJ s.t.
45 Pavel KOCHETKOV Katusha s.t.
46 Yonder GODOY Wilier Triestina +15:54
47 Mattia CATTANEO Lampre-Merida +15:57
48 Daniel MARTIN Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
49 Franco PELLIZOTTI Androni Giocattoli s.t.
50 Greg VAN AVERMAET BMC +16:01
51 Simone VELASCO Bardiani-CSF +18:12
52 Víctor DE LA PARTE CCC Sprandi Polkowice s.t.
53 Petr VAKOC Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
54 Davide REBELLIN CCC Sprandi Polkowice s.t.
55 Damiano CARUSO BMC s.t.
56 Andrei SOLOMENNIKOV Gazprom-Rusvelo s.t.
57 Daniel MARTÍNEZ Wilier Triestina s.t.
58 Romain HARDY Cofidis s.t.
59 Stefan DENIFL IAM Cycling s.t.
60 Julian ALAPHILIPPE Etixx-Quick Step +18:16
61 David DE LA CRUZ Etixx-Quick Step +20:09

2016 Il Lombardia course map and profile:

2016 Il Lombardia map

2016 Il Lombardia map

2016 Il Lombardia profile

Il Lombardia profile

2016 Il Lombardia photos by Fotoreporter Sirotti:

BMC

BMC is presented at the race start

Greg van Avermaet and Fabian Cancellara

Greg van Avermaet talks with Fabian Cancellara

Damiano Cunego

Damiano Cunego stop to sign autographs

Ghisallo ascent

The ascent to the Madonna del Ghisallo church

Ghisallo

The peloton ride up to the Madonna del Ghisallo church and cycle museum

Breakaway

A small escape group rides past the church with with Lake Como in the background

Robert Gesink

Robert Gesink, who finished 7th, on the final Bergamo Alta climb

Esteban Chaves

Esteban Chaves wins the race

Esteban Chaves

And gets to celebrate his victory

Esteban Chaves

Esteban Chaves is the winner of the 100th Tour of Lombardy (Il Lombardia)

Lombardia podium

The podium, from left: Diego Rosa (2nd), Esteban Chaves and Rigoberto Uran (3rd)

Start list with back numbers, September 20, 2016: 

ASTANA PRO TEAM
1 ARU Fabio
2 CATALDO Dario
3 FUGLSANG Jakob
4 GRIVKO Andriy
5 KANGERT Tanel
6 LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel
7 ROSA Diego
8 TIRALONGO Paolo
D.S. ZANINI Stefano
   
AG2R LA MONDIALE
11 BARDET Romain
12 BAKELANDTS Jan
13 CHEREL Mikael
14 DUPONT Hubert
15 LATOUR Pierre-Roger
16 GAUTIER Cyril
17 POZZOVIVO Domenico
18 VUILLERMOZ Alexis
D.S. JURDIE Julien
   
ANDRONI GIOCATTOLI-SIDERMEC
21 PELLIZOTTI Franco
22 BANDIERA Marco
23 GAVAZZI Francesco
24 NARDIN Alberto
25 RATTO Daniele
26 TALIANI Alessio
27 TORRES AGUDELO Rodolfo A.
28 TVETCOV Serghei
D.S. ELLENA Giovanni
   
BARDIANI CSF
31 COLBRELLI Sonny
32 ANDREETTA Simone
33 BARBIN Enrico
34 PIRAZZI Stefano
35 ROTA Lorenzo
36 VELASCO Simone
37 ZARDINI Edoardo
38 BONGIORNO Francesco Manuel
D.S. ZANATTA Stefano
   
BMC RACING TEAM
41 VAN AVERMAET Greg
42 ATAPUMA HURTADO Darwin
43 CARUSO Damiano
44 DE MARCHI Alessandro
45 GILBERT Philippe
46 HERMANS Ben
47 MOINARD Amael
48 SANCHEZ GONZALEZ Samuel
D.S. SCIANDRI Maximilian
   
CANNONDALE-DRAPAC PRO C.T.
51 URAN URAN Rigoberto
52 BETTIOL Alberto
53 CARDOSO Andre Fernando S.M.
54 FORMOLO Davide
55 MOSER Moreno
56 SLAGTER Tom Jelte
57 VILLELLA Davide
58 WOODS Michael
D.S. GUIDI Fabrizio
   
CCC SPRANDI POLKOWICE
61 REBELLIN Davide
62 DE LA PARTE Victor
63 GROSSCHARTNER Felix
64 HIRT Jan
65 OWSIAN Lukasz
66 PATERSKI Maciej
67 PONZI Simone
68 SAMOILAU Branislau
D.S. MISSAGLIA Gabriele
   
COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS
71 PEREZ Anthony
72 EDET Nicolas
73 HARDY Romain
74 JEANNESSON Arnold
75 MATE MARDONES Luis Angel
76 MOLARD Rudy
77 ROSSETTO Stéphane
78 TURGIS Anthony
D.S. ROUS Didier
   
ETIXX-QUICKSTEP
81 ALAPHILIPPE Julian
82 BRAMBILLA Gianluca
83 DE LA CRUZ MELGAREJO David
84 DE PLUS Laurens
85 MARTIN Daniel
86 SERRY Pieter
87 STYBAR Zdenek
88 VAKOC Petr
D.S. BRAMATI Davide
   
FDJ
91 GENIEZ Alexandre
92 EIKING Odd Christian
93 ELISSONDE Kenny
94 MAISON Jérémy
95 MORABITO Steve
96 REICHENBACH Sébastien
97 ROUX Anthony 
98 ROY Jérémy
D.S. GAYANT Martial
   
GAZPROM-RUSVELO
101 KOLOBNEV Alexandr
102 BOEV Igor
103 FIRSANOV Sergey
104 FOLIFOROV Alexander
105 NYCH Artem
106 SHALUNOV Evgeny
107 SOLOMENNIKOV Andrey
108 ZAKARIN Aydar
D.S. ROSOLA Paolo
   
IAM CYCLING
111 ZAUGG Oliver
112 CLEMENT Stef
113 DENIFL Stefan
114 FRANK Mathias
115 VEGARD Stake Laengen
116 PANTANO GOMEZ Jarlinson
117 WARBASSE Lawrence
118 WYSS Marcel
D.S. CHIESA Mario
   
LAMPRE-MERIDA
121 BONO Matteo
122 CATTANEO Mattia
123 DURASEK Kristijan
124 FARIA DA COSTA Rui Alberto
125 MORI Manuele
126 PETILLI Simone
127 POLANC Jan
128 ULISSI Diego
D.S. MARZANO Marco
   
LOTTO SOUDAL
131 GALLOPIN Tony
132 ARMEE Sander
133 DOCKX Gert
134 DE CLERCQ Bart
135 MONFORT Maxime
136 WELLENS Tim
137 VANENDERT Jelle
138 VERVAEKE Louis
D.S. WILLEMS Frederik
   
MOVISTAR TEAM
141 VALVERDE BELMONTE Alejandro
142 ANACONA GOMEZ Winner
143 IZAGUIRRE INSAUSTI Jon
144 MORENO FERNANDEZ Daniel
145 MORENO BAZAN Javier
146 QUINTANA ROJAS Dayer Uberney
147 VENTOSO ALBERDI Francisco
148 VISCONTI Giovanni
D.S. ARRIETA Jose Luis
 
NIPPO-VINI FANTINI
151 CUNEGO Damiano
152 BOLE Grega
153 DE NEGRI Pier Paolo
154 FILOSI Iuri
155 GROSU Eduard Michael
156 KOISHI Yuma
157 YAMAMOTO Genki
158 ZILIOLI Gianfranco
D.S. MANZONI Mario
   
ORICA-BIKEEXCHANGE
161 CHAVES RUBIO Johan Esteban
162 HAIG Jack
163 HOWSON Damien
164 KEUKELEIRE Jens
165 PLAZA MOLINA Ruben
166 TXURRUKA Amets
167 VERONA QUINTANILLA Carlos
168 POWER Robert
D.S. STEPHENS Neil
   
DIMENSION DATA
171 BOASSON HAGEN Edvald
172 ANTON HERNANDEZ Igor
173 BERHANE Natnael
174 FRAILE MATARRANZA Omar
175 PAUWELS Serge
176 SBARAGLI Kristian
177 SIUTSOU Kanstantsin
178 VENTER Jacobus
D.S. ZEMKE Jens Peter
   
TEAM GIANT-ALPECIN
181 DUMOULIN Tom
182 BARGUIL Warren
183 GESCHKE Simon
184 LUDVIGSSON Fredrik
185 LUDVIGSSON Tobias
186 OOMEN Sam
187 SKJOESTAD LUNKE Sindre
188 TIMMER Albert
D.S. VISBEEK Aike
   
TEAM KATUSHA
191 RODRIGUEZ OLIVER Joaquin
192 KOCHETKOV Pavel
193 LOSADA ALGUACIL Alberto
194 LAGUTIN Sergey
195 MAMYKIN Matvey
196 SILIN Egor
197 TAARAMAE Rein
198 VICIOSO ARCOS Angel
D.S. KONYSHEV Dmitry
   
TEAM LOTTO NL-JUMBO
201 GESINK Robert
202 BATTAGLIN Enrico
203 BOUWMAN Koen
204 KELDERMAN Wilco
205 LINDEMAN Bertjan
206 MARTENS Paul
207 TANKINK Bram
208 VERMEULEN Alexey
D.S. ENGELS Addy
   
TEAM SKY
211 LANDA MEANA Mikel
212 KENNAUGH Peter
213 KIRYIENKA Vasil
214 KONIG Leopold
215 NIEVE ITURALDE Mikel
216 POELS Wouter
217 ROCHE Nicholas
218 SWIFT Ben
D.S. ARVESEN ASLE Kurt
 
TINKOFF
221 BRUTT Pavel
222 GOGL Michael
223 HANSEN Jesper
224 KREUZIGER Roman
225 MAJKA Rafal
226 TOSATTO Matteo
227 PAULINHO MOREIRA Sergio M.
228 POLJANSKI Pawel
D.S. MICHAELSEN Lars
   
TREK-SEGAFREDO
231 MOLLEMA Bauke
232 DIDIER Laurent
233 FELLINE Fabio
234 HESJEDAL Ryder
235 BERNARD Julien
236 SCHLECK Frank
237 STUYVEN Jasper
238 ZUBELDIA AGIRRE Haimar
D.S. ANDERSEN Kim
   
WILIER TRIESTINA-SOUTHEAST
241 POZZATO Filippo
242 AMEZQUETA MORENO Julen
243 ANDRIATO Rafael
244 FEDI Andrea
245 GODOY Yonder
246 MARTINEZ Daniel Felipe
247 RODRIGUEZ MARTIN Cristian
248 ZHUPA Eugert