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2018 Il Lombardia (World Tour), Italy

Formerly Giro di Lombardia

112th edition: Saturday, October 13, 2018

Il Lombardia podium history | 2017 edition | Course map & profile | Photos | Start list

Bergamo - Como, 241 kilometers

Thibaut pinot

Thibaut Pinot wins a big one, in style.

Weather at the finish city of Como at 4:20 PM, local time: 22C (72F), fair, with the wind from the south at 10 km/hr (6 mph). No rain is forecast.

The race: Here's the report from third-place Dylan Teuns' BMC team

13 October, 2018, Como (ITA): Dylan Teuns brought his time with BMC Racing Team to an end in style by riding to his first Monument podium result at Il Lombardia, sprinting to third place from a small chase group behind winner Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ) and runner up Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida).

Teuns, who showed good form with third place at Giro dell'Emilia, came into the race as a team leader alongside Alessandro De Marchi and showed what he is capable of in only his second time racing at Il Lombardia.

At the start of the 241 kilometer race, the battle to form a breakaway played out over the opening 30 kilometers before eight riders were able to go clear, eventually establishing a six-minute advantage. After the Colle Gallo, Movistar Team took control of the chase and brought the breakaway's advantage back to five minutes until the descent of the Colle Brianza, at which point the peloton started to close in on the group to reduce the gap to four minutes at the half-way point of the race.

Attacks at the front of the race on the Madonna del Ghisallo saw the breakaway split before the steep gradients of the Colma di Sormano saw the leading quarter's advantage reduced to 50 seconds on the early slopes. With a maximum gradient of 27 percent on the Muro di Sormano, a select group was quickly formed, from which Primoz Roglic (LottoNL-Jumbo) attacked before being joined and overtaken by Nibali and Pinot at the top of the climb.

Behind, Teuns battled the steep ascent to form part of a small chase group of a dozen riders while on the descent, Roglic regained contact with Nibali and Pinot. Teuns' group trailed the leading trio by 40 seconds on the flat run into the Civiglio climb, at which point Egan Bernal (Team Sky) attacked and made contact with the leading group to make it four riders in front.

Pinot and Nibali managed to drop Bernal and Roglic instead the final 20 kilometers and with 14 kilometers to go, on the steep section of the Civiglio, Pinot attacked in what would become the winning move and opened up a 20-second advantage over Nibali.

Teuns was holding on in the chase group, which momentarily caught Nibali before he attacked again, and with a podium spot on offer, the Belgian dug deep to stay with the group as they rode under the flamme rouge.

Nibali crossed the line for second place behind Pinot, at which point Teuns gave it everything he had and launched his sprint to cross the line in third place, and secure his maiden Monument podium result.

Dylan Teuns:
"I had really good legs today and in the end, I couldn't gamble for the win because Pinot was really strong on the Sormano and we never saw him again. This is a hard race and one that I like so, I can be really happy with a podium finish at a Monument. It's a dream to win a race like this and I think I made the first step by being on the podium today and I hope I can come back and win one day.

"The Sormano is an important point of the race, it's maybe the most difficult point, and I tried to follow the bigger riders there but, it was not easy. The attack from riders including Pinot and Nibali was really strong and I was just 20 meters or so behind. I tried to find my own speed from there and I came to the top of the climb in fifth position but not too far back, maybe only 20 to 25 seconds behind. On a fast descent like that, it was hard to close the gap though. In the end, once the group was gone after the descent of Sormano, we never saw Pinot again. We saw Bernal coming back as well as Roglic and Nibali, who we caught on the last climb but he went on to attack in the descent. I think the strongest won for sure today."

"I missed the victory this season, which comes to an end for me today. Now, I can enjoy some rest and reload the batteries in order to come back stronger hopefully. I don't know what I need to improve on but one thing I can do is keep trying. I hope one day, the big victory will come in a Classic. That is what I dream about."

Fabio Baldato, Sports Director:
"I am really excited and happy to finish on the podium at the final Monument of the season, and the last European race of the season for BMC Racing Team, especially with how Dylan was struggling at first to stay with the six guys behind. He did a good first sprint to keep the wheel and then a really good sprint to finish in third place. Of course, it is not the win but for him, and for us, I am really happy. This is something that puts him on another level against other riders."

Complete Results:

Photos

168 starters, 98 classified finishers

241 kilometers raced at an average speed of 40.921 km/hr

1 PINOT Thibaut Groupama-FDJ 5hr 53min 22sec
2 NIBALI Vincenzo Bahrain-Merida @ 32sec
3 TEUNS Dylan BMC 0:43
4 URÁN Rigoberto EF Education First-Drapac s.t.
5 WELLENS Tim Lotto-Soudal s.t.
6 IZAGIRRE Ion Bahrain-Merida s.t.
7 MAJKA Rafał Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
8 POZZOVIVO Domenico Bahrain-Merida s.t.
9 MARTIN Dan UAE-Team Emirates 0:48
10 BENNETT George LottoNL-Jumbo 1:22
11 VALVERDE Alejandro Movistar 1:31
12 BERNAL Egan Sky s.t.
13 WOODS Michael EF Education First-Drapac s.t.
14 REICHENBACH Sébastien Groupama-FDJ s.t.
15 NIEVE Mikel Mitchelton-Scott s.t.
16 CATALDO Dario Astana 1:57
17 ROGLIC Primoz LottoNL-Jumbo 3:04
18 KONRAD Patrick Bora-hansgrohe 3:33
19 CATTANEO Mattia Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec s.t.
20 FUGLSANG Jakob Astana s.t.
21 CHERNETSKI Sergei Astana s.t.
22 BUCHMANN Emanuel Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
23 FORMOLO Davide Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
24 SERRY Pieter Quick-Step Floors 3:54
25 BENOOT Tiesj Lotto-Soudal s.t.
26 BARGUIL Warren Fortuneo-Samsic s.t.
27 OOMEN Sam Team Sunweb s.t.
28 TOLHOEK Antwan LottoNL-Jumbo 3:59
29 YATES Adam Mitchelton-Scott 4:01
30 PELLIZOTTI Franco Bahrain-Merida 4:04
31 PONZI Simone Nippo-Vini Fantini 4:55
32 FRANK Mathias Ag2r La Mondiale 4:57
33 DE MARCHI Alessandro BMC s.t.
34 VILLELLA Davide Astana 6:02
35 VELASCO Simone Wilier Triestina-Selle Italia 6:40
36 HERMANS Ben Israel Cycling Academy s.t.
37 CONCI Nicola Trek-Segafredo 7:02
38 COSTA Rui UAE-Team Emirates s.t.
39 CAPECCHI Eros Quick-Step Floors s.t.
40 KOCHETKOV Pavel Katusha-Alpecin s.t.
41 CICCONE Giulio Bardiani-CSF s.t.
42 OLIVEIRA Nelson Movistar s.t.
43 KREUZIGER Roman Mitchelton-Scott s.t.
44 SKUJIŅŠ Toms Trek-Segafredo s.t.
45 GESINK Robert LottoNL-Jumbo s.t.
46 CARBONI Giovanni Bardiani-CSF s.t.
47 HINDLEY Jai Team Sunweb s.t.
48 KELDERMAN Wilco Team Sunweb s.t.
49 MARTÍNEZ Daniel EF Education First-Drapac 7:07
50 SANTAROMITA Ivan Nippo-Vini Fantini s.t.
51 MAS Enric Quick-Step Floors s.t.
52 HENAO Sergio Sky s.t.
53 DÍAZ José Manuel Israel Cycling Academy 8:10
54 ARU Fabio UAE-Team Emirates 8:40
55 SENNI Manuel Bardiani-CSF s.t.
56 MOHORIC Matej Bahrain-Merida 8:57
57 WACKERMANN Luca Bardiani-CSF 9:51
58 SCHÖNBERGER Sebastian Wilier Triestina-Selle Italia 10:36
59 GOGL Michael Trek-Segafredo s.t.
60 ŠPILAK Simon Katusha-Alpecin s.t.
61 DELAPLACE Anthony Fortuneo-Samsic s.t.
62 PEDRERO Antonio Movistar 10:39
63 DE LA CRUZ David Sky s.t.
64 MOLLEMA Bauke Trek-Segafredo s.t.
65 DE TIER Floris LottoNL-Jumbo 12:28
66 KEUKELEIRE Jens Lotto-Soudal s.t.
67 MAISON Jérémy Fortuneo-Samsic s.t.
68 HAMILTON Chris Team Sunweb s.t.
69 LAMBRECHT Bjorg Lotto-Soudal s.t.
70 KUDUS Merhawi Dimension Data s.t.
71 HIRT Jan Astana s.t.
72 CARUSO Damiano BMC s.t.
73 CLARKE Simon EF Education First-Drapac s.t.
74 STORER Michael Team Sunweb 14:27
75 MONTAGUTI Matteo Ag2r La Mondiale 15:01
76 CHEREL Mickaël Ag2r La Mondiale s.t.
77 ZARDINI Edoardo Wilier Triestina-Selle Italia s.t.
78 POWER Robert Mitchelton-Scott s.t.
79 GAUDU David Groupama-FDJ 15:05
80 SOLER Marc Movistar 17:02
81 IZAGIRRE Gorka Bahrain-Merida s.t.
82 VERONA Carlos Mitchelton-Scott s.t.
83 OLIVIER Daan LottoNL-Jumbo s.t.
84 TONELLI Alessandro Bardiani-CSF s.t.
85 CUMMINGS Steve Dimension Data s.t.
86 ROSA Diego Sky s.t.
87 HENAO Sebastián Sky s.t.
88 BOUWMAN Koen LottoNL-Jumbo 19:21
89 LAMMERTINK Maurits Katusha-Alpecin 23:36
90 SMIT Willie Katusha-Alpecin s.t.
91 BOU Joan Nippo-Vini Fantini s.t.
92 TIZZA Marco Nippo-Vini Fantini s.t.
93 KOSHEVOY Ilia Wilier Triestina-Selle Italia s.t.
94 NIV Guy Israel Cycling Academy 24:56
95 BONNAMOUR Franck Fortuneo-Samsic 25:08
96 SPREAFICO Matteo Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 25:10
97 FLÓREZ Miguel Wilier Triestina-Selle Italia s.t.
98 PLAZA Rubén Israel Cycling Academy s.t.

2018 Il Lombardia map & profile:

2018 Tour of Lombardy map

2018 Tour of Lombardy map

2018 Tour of Lombardycourse profile

2018 Tour of Lombardy course profile

2018 Il Lombardia photos by Fotoreporter Sirotti:

Team Sky

Team Sky signs in.

George Bennett

George Bennett heads to the start.

Alejandro Valverde and Maurizio Fondriest

Current world champion Alejandro Valverde with 1988 world champion Maurizio Fondreist at the start.

Elice Gimondi

And while we're on the subject of world champions, here's one of the great ones, Felice Gimondi, who earned his rainbow stripes in 1973. He won the Tour of Lombardy in 1966 and 1973.

Lombard panorama

Racing in the hills of Lombardy.

Thibaut Pinot

Thibaut Pinot has plenty of time to sit up and enjoy his victory.

Thibaut Pinot

Thibaut Pinot wins with no other riders in sight.

Vincnzo Nibali

Vincenzo Nibali finished 32 seconds later

Dylan Teuns

Third-place Dylan Teuns leads in Rigoberto Uran, Tim Wellens.

Daniel Martin

Daniel Martin was 9th.

Alejandro Valverde

Just after the race. Alejandro Valverde was 11th.

Thibaut Pinot

Thibaut Pinot enjoys his victory.

Tour of Lombardy podium

2018 Il Lombardia podium, from left: Vincenzo Nibali (2nd), Thibaut Pinot (1st) & Dylan Teuns (3rd)

Start list with back numbers, October 12, 2018:

  BAHRAIN-MERIDA
DS: Alberto Volpi
1 NIBALI Vincenzo
2 IZAGUIRRE Gorka
3 IZAGUIRRE Ion
4 MOHORIC Matej
5 NIBALI Antonio
6 PELLIZOTTI Franco
7 POZZOVIVO Domenico
AG2R LA MONDIALE
DS: Julien Jurdie
11 BARDET Romain
12 CHEREL Mickaël
13 PETERS Nans
14 FRANK Mathias
15 BIDARD François
16 GASTAUER Ben
17 MONTAGUTI Matteo
ANDRONI GIOCATTOLI-SIDERMEC
DS: Giovanni Ellena
21 BALLERINI Davide
22 CATTANEO Mattia
23 FRAPPORTI Marco
24 GAVAZZI Francesco
25 FRAPPORTI Mattia
26 SPREAFICO Matteo
27 SOSA Ivan
ASTANA
DS: Stefano Zanini
31 FUGLSANG Jakob
32 CATALDO Dario
33 CHERNETSKY Sergey
34 HIRT Jan
35 STALNOV Nikita
36 VILLELLA Davide
37 ZEITS Andrey
BARDIANI-CSF
DS: Roberto Reverberi
41 CICCONE Giulio
42 CARBONI Giovanni
43 ORSINI Umberto
44 ROTA Lorenzo
45 SENNI Manuel
46 TONELLI Alessandro
47 WACKERMANN Luca
BMC
DS: Valerio Piva
51 CARUSO Damiano
52 BETTIOL Alberto
53 DE MARCHI Alessandro
54 VLIEGEN Loïc
55 GERRANS Simon
56 ROSSKOPF Joey
57 TEUNS Dylan
BORA-HANSGROHE
DS: Jens Zemke
61 MAJKA Rafal
62 BENEDETTI Cesare
63 BUCHMANN Emanuel
64 FORMOLO Davide
65 KONRAD Patrick
66 PFINGSTEN Christoph
67 POLJANSKI Pawel
GROUPAMA-FDJ
DS: Sebastien Joly
71 PINOT Thibaut
72 BONNET William
73 GAUDU David
74 LADAGNOUS Matthieu
75 REICHENBACH Sébastien
76 ROY Jérémy
77 VINCENT Leo
ISRAEL CYCLING ACADEMY
DS: Rene Andrle
81 HERMANS Ben
82 GEBREMEDHIN Awet
83 DÍAZ José
84 NEILANDS Krists
85 NIV Guy
86 PLAZA Ruben
87 GOLDSTEIN Omer
LOTTO-SOUDAL
DS: Bart Leysen
91 WELLENS Tim
92 BENOOT Tiesj
93 DE GENDT Thomas
94 KEUKELEIRE Jens
95 LAMBRECHT Bjorg
96 MONFORT Maxime
97 SHAW James
MITCHELTON-SCOTT
DS: David McPartland
101 YATES Adam
102 ALBASINI Michael
103 HAIG Jack
104 KREUZIGER Roman
105 NIEVE Mikel
106 POWER Robert
107 VERONA Carlos
MOVISTAR
DS: Jose Vicente Garcia
111 VALVERDE Alejandro
112 CARRETERO Hector
113 CASTRILLO Jaime
114 OLIVEIRA Nelson
115 PEDRERO Antonio
116 ROJAS Jose
117 SOLER Marc
NIPPO-VINI FANTINI
DS: Mario Manzoni
121 LOBATO Juan
122 BAGIOLI Nicola
123 BOU Joan
124 PONZI Simone
125 SANTAROMITA Ivan
126 TIZZA Marco
127 ZACCANTI Filippo
QUICK-STEP FLOORS
DS: Davide Bramati
131 JUNGELS Bob
132 ASGREEN Kasper
133 CAPECCHI Eros
134 DE PLUS Laurens
135 MAS Enric
136 SENECHAL Florian
137 SERRY Pieter
DIMENSION DATA
DS: Bingen Fernandez
141 CUMMINGS Stephen
142 KUDUS Merhawi
143 MORTON Lachlan
144 O'CONNOR Ben
145 PAUWELS Serge
146 VAN ZYL Johann
147 VERMOTE Julien
EF EDUCATION FIRST-DRAPAC
DS: Fabrizio Guidi
151 WOODS Michael
152 BRESCHEL Matti
153 CLARKE Simon
154 DOMBROWSKI Joseph
155 MARTINEZ Daniel
156 MODOLO Sacha
157 URAN Rigoberto
FORTUNEO-SAMSIC
DS: Yvon Ledanois
161 BARGUIL Warren
162 BONNAMOUR Franck
163 DELAPLACE Anthony
164 FEILLU Brice
165 GESBERT Elie
166 LE ROUX Romain
167 MAISON Jérémy
KATUSHA-ALPECIN
DS: Dmitriy Konychev
171 ZAKARIN Ilnur
172 KISERLOVSKI Robert
173 KOCHETKOV Pavel
174 LAMMERTINK Maurits
175 RESTREPO Jhonatan
176 SMIT Willie
177 SPILAK Simon
LOTTO NL-JUMBO
DS: Addy Engels
181 ROGLIC Primoz
182 BENNETT George
183 BOUWMAN Koen
184 DE TIER Floris
185 GESINK Robert
186 OLIVIER Daan
187 TOLHOEK Antwan
SKY
DS: Matteo Tosatto
191 BERNAL Egan
192 DE LA CRUZ David
193 GOLAS Michal
194 HENAO Sebastian
195 HENAO Sergio
196 MOSCON Gianni
197 ROSA Diego
TEAM SUNWEB
DS: Arthur van Dongen
201 KELDERMAN Wilco
202 HAMILTON Chris
203 HINDLEY Jai
204 KÄMNA Lennard
205 MATTHEWS Michael
206 OOMEN Sam
207 STORER Michael
TREK-SEGAFREDO
DS: Steven de Jongh
211 MOLLEMA Bauke
212 CONCI Nicola
213 DIDIER Laurent
214 EG Niklas
215 GOGL Michael
216 SKUJINS Toms
217 STETINA Peter
UAE-TEAM EMIRATES
DS: Mario Scirea
221 MARTIN Daniel
222 ARU Fabio
223 FARIA Rui
224 MARCATO Marco
225 MORI Manuele
226 RAVASI Edward
227 SUTHERLAND Rory
WILIER TRIESTINA-SELLE ITALIA
DS: Luca Scinto
231 BUSATO Matteo
232 FLOREZ Miguel
233 KOSHEVOY Ilia
234 RAGGIO Luca
235 SCHÖNBERGER Sebastian
236 VELASCO Simone
237 ZARDINI Edoardo