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2020 Il Lombardia (World Tour), Italy

Formerly Giro di Lombardia

114th edition: Saturday, August 15, 2020

Il Lombardia podium history | 2019 edition | Course map & profile | Photos | Race preview/description | Start list

Bergamo - Como, 243 231 kilometers

Jakob Fuglsang

Jakob Fuglsang beats his nearest chaser by a half-minute. Sirotti photo

Weather at the finish city of Como at 1:30 PM, local time: 29C (85F), sunny, with the wind from the south at 10 km/hr (6 mph). There is a 10% chance of rain and thunderstorms during the afternoon.

The race: Here's the report from winner Jakob Fuglsang's Team Astana.

After 231 demanding kilometers out in the heat at the race of the falling leaves, Astana's leader Jakob Fuglsang powered to an amazing Monument victory in Como, the second of his career after Liège-Bastogne-Liège in 2019.

The second Monument of the season, Il Lombardia took the peloton from Bergamo to Como today on a course that covered more than 230 demanding kilometers and offered six tough climbs, like the Colle Gallo, Muro di Sormano or Civiglio. All of the climbs were around seven kilometers long with pitches of over 9% and, on top of this tough course, the weather forecast expected temperatures of around 30 degrees.

It took quite a long time until a group of 11 riders formed the breakaway of the day and opened up a gap of more than three minutes. As expected the peloton paid attention and, on the way up to the third climb of the day, the Madonna del Ghisallo, the breakaway fell apart. Astana Pro Team took control over the reduced bunch and especially Aleksandr Vlasov and Harold Tejada showed excellent form supporting their leader Jakob Fuglsang.

On the descent, the leading group of the race was diminished to seven riders, with Jakob Fuglsang and Aleksandr Vlasov setting the pace.

Heading towards Como, Jakob Fuglsang made the final decisive move and was able to distance himself. Over the last 5 kilometers the Danish rider had quite a big gap and arrived in Como alone almost a minute ahead of George Bennett, who took second. Teammate Aleksandr Vlasov, who did an amazing job for Jakob in the closing kilometers, finished the perfect day for the team off with a strong third place.

- I am super happy to win here today and to add another Monument to my palmarès. It’s amazing. I knew I was coming into this race in good shape and I felt like I could win the race but it is always easier to say that than it is to actually do it. The team was super today and they did a great job for me all day especially Vlasov, who was really strong and with me right until the final kilometers. It was great to have him there with me. I knew that in the final I could win the sprint against Bennett but on that last climb, I decided to speed up and try to see if I could distance him earlier and that worked out perfectly so, like I said before, I am really happy. I was just watching the race now and saw that he [Evenepoel] was not behind us after that bridge. I heard he had crashed but I thought he was still racing. I hope that he is okay. That’s not the way you want anyone to finish a race. – Jakob Fuglsang

- We are more than happy, Jakob took his second Monument win of his career. The team did an amazing job today. Everyone gave his all to support Jakob and at the end he made the right move. It was just a great display of teamwork. But beside that, we hope that Remco is okay and we wish him speedy recovery. – Stefano Zanini

Complete Results:

Race photos

231 kilometers raced at an average speed of 41.634 km/hr

1 FUGLSANG Jakob Astana 5hr 32min 54sec
2 BENNETT George Jumbo-Visma @ 31sec
3 VLASOV Aleksandr Astana 0:51
4 MOLLEMA Bauke Trek-Segafredo 1:19
5 CICCONE Giulio Trek-Segafredo 1:40
6 NIBALI Vincenzo Trek-Segafredo 3:31
7 SCHACHMANN Maximilian Bora-hansgrohe 4:31
8 ULISSI Diego UAE-Team Emirates 5:20
9 HERMANS Ben Israel Start-Up Nation 6:00
10 VAN DER POEL Mathieu Alpecin-Fenix 6:28
11 DE MARCHI Alessandro CCC Team 6:51
12 TOLHOEK Antwan Jumbo-Visma 8:15
13 CARAPAZ Richard INEOS s.t.
14 CLARKE Simon EF Pro Cycling 10:05
15 HERRADA Jesús Cofidis 10:09
16 CATALDO Dario Movistar 10:18
17 GUERREIRO Ruben EF Pro Cycling 10:25
18 ROTA Lorenzo Vini Zabù-KTM s.t.
19 KELDERMAN Wilco Team Sunweb s.t.
20 GESCHKE Simon CCC Team s.t.
21 MOLARD Rudy Groupama-FDJ s.t.
22 NAVARRO Daniel Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
23 BADILATTI Matteo Israel Start-Up Nation s.t.
24 MAJKA Rafał Bora-hansgrohe 10:31
25 HÄNNINEN Jaakko Ag2r La Mondiale 10:56
26 MOSCA Jacopo Trek-Segafredo 11:04
27 BRAMBILLA Gianluca Trek-Segafredo s.t.
28 ROSSKOPF Joey CCC Team 12:55
29 WOODS Michael EF Pro Cycling 12:56
30 PETILLI Simone Circus-Wanty Gobert s.t.
31 KONRAD Patrick Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
32 HAGA Chad Team Sunweb 12:59
33 EIKING Odd Christian Circus-Wanty Gobert 13:04
34 HANSEN Jesper Cofidis 13:10
35 FLOREZ Miguel Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec s.t.
36 PERNSTEINER Hermann Bahrain-McLaren s.t.
37 CONCI Nicola Trek-Segafredo 13:19
38 JANSSENS Jimmy Alpecin-Fenix 14:05
39 GAROSIO Andrea Vini Zabù-KTM 14:28
40 DUNBAR Eddie INEOS s.t.
41 ROUX Anthony Groupama-FDJ 14:31
42 BATTAGLIN Enrico Bahrain-McLaren s.t.
43 FORTUNATO Lorenzo Vini Zabù-KTM 14:44
44 FRANK Mathias Ag2r La Mondiale s.t.
45 GUGLIELMI Simon Groupama-FDJ s.t.
46 CHERNETSKI Sergei Gazprom-RusVelo s.t.
47 BENEDETTI Cesare Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
48 CRAS Steff Lotto-Soudal s.t.
49 CARBONI Giovanni Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè 15:43
50 HAMILTON Chris Team Sunweb 16:21
51 VAKOC Petr Alpecin-Fenix 16:43
52 TEJADA Harold Astana 16:45
53 STANNARD Robert Mitchelton-Scott 17:50
54 WARBASSE Larry Ag2r La Mondiale s.t.
55 ZIMMERMANN Georg CCC Team s.t.
56 MOSCON Gianni INEOS s.t.
57 HONORE Mikkel Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
58 ROVNY Ivan Gazprom-RusVelo s.t.
59 RUBIO Einer Movistar s.t.
60 RAVASI Edward UAE-Team Emirates s.t.
61 MCNULTY Brandon UAE-Team Emirates 18:43
62 RYBALKIN Aleksey Gazprom-RusVelo 20:08
63 VELASCO Simone Gazprom-RusVelo s.t.
64 HINDLEY Jai Team Sunweb 20:20
65 STORK Florian Team Sunweb s.t.
66 MAŁECKI Kamil CCC Team s.t.
67 COVILI Luca Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè s.t.
68 BOUWMAN Koen Jumbo-Visma s.t.
69 VERVAEKE Louis Alpecin-Fenix s.t.
70 GOOSSENS Kobe Lotto-Soudal s.t.
71 BOUCHARD Geoffrey Ag2r La Mondiale s.t.
72 HARPER Chris Jumbo-Visma s.t.
73 HERRADA José Cofidis s.t.
74 NYCH Artem Gazprom-RusVelo s.t.
75 GABBURO Davide Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 20:55
76 DE TIER Floris Alpecin-Fenix 21:11
77 CAICEDO Jonathan EF Pro Cycling 22:42
78 DE BOD Stefan NTT Pro Cycling 24:16
79 IZAGIRRE Ion Astana s.t.
80 ARANBURU Alex Astana s.t.
81 GRMAY Tsgabu Mitchelton-Scott s.t.
82 SEPÚLVEDA Eduardo Movistar s.t.
83 SPREAFICO Matteo Vini Zabù-KTM 25:29
84 ALBA Juan Diego Movistar s.t.
85 SCHELLING Ide Bora-hansgrohe 25:57

2020 Il Lombardia revised and original map & profile:

Tour of Lombardy revised route

Revised 2020 Tour of Lombardy route

2020 Tour of Lombardy map

Original 2020 Tour of Lombardy map

Revised Tour of Lombardy profile

Revised 2020 Tour of Lombardy profile

2020 Tour of Lombardy profile

Original 2020 Tour of Lombardy course profile


2020 Il Lombardia photos by Fotoreporter Sirotti:

Start in Bergamo

The race starts in the lovely city of Bergamo

Team Cofidis

During the starting ceremonies, Team Cofidis is presented.

Remco Evenepoel

Remco Evenepoel gets his bike.

Racing in Como

Racing through Como. I think that's Vlasov in the middle. Perhaps Bauke Mollema leading.

Alessandro De Marchi

Alessandro De Marchi

Richard Antonio Carapaz

Richard Antonio Carapaz

Jakob Fuglsang

Jakob Fuglsang wins 2020 Il Lombardia

Geroge Bennett

George Bennett finishes second.

Bauke Mollema

Bauke Mollema finished fourth.

George Bennett and Jakob Fuglsang

Jakob Fuglsang and George Bennett just after the race.

Jakob Fuglsang

You can't see much of him, but that's race winner Jakob Fuglsang.

Il Lombardia podium

the 2020 Il Lombardia podium, from left: George Bennett (2nd), Jakob Fuglsang (1st) & Aleksandr Vlasov (3rd).


Here's the race organizer's preview and a note about the route change:

On Tuesday, August 11, the organizer posted this note about a change in the race route.

There is a small change for the 114th edition of Il Lombardia presented by UBI Banca. The route of the race organized by RCS Sport / La Gazzetta dello Sport, scheduled for Saturday 15 August, will be 12km shorter than previously announced.

After having climbed Colle Brianza, the peloton will now immediately face the descent towards Oggiono, without the initially planned detour for Lecco / Valmadrera and the subsequent return to Oggiono. This amendment means a total distance of 12km less compared to what was previously announced.

The change does not alter the distinctive features of Il Lombardia presented by UBI Banca, with the start from Bergamo and classic arrival on the Como lakefront, and the Colle Gallo, Colle Brianza, Madonna del Ghisallo, Sormano, Civiglio and San Fermo della Battaglia to climb along the route, totaling 231km.

THE ROUTE
After departing Bergamo in a southerly direction, the route crosses the Bergamo plain in its first 40km to head up the Cavallina valley to Casazza where the Colle Gallo – the first ascent of the race – is tackled. Colle is followed by a fast descent returning from the Seriana valley to Bergamo, then the route re-enters lowland roads that lead to Brianza. There’s a short passage to Colle Brianza and a descent to Pescate heading towards Valmadrera and then towards Oggiono and, finally, through Pusiano, Asso and down the descent to Onno and on to Bellagio. This is where the Ghisallo ascent – with gradients of up to 14% on wide roads with hairpin bends – begins.

The following very fast descent is on long straights and ends at Maglio where, immediately after a right turn, the climb of the Colma di Sormano begins. After a few kilometers of medium slopes, and a few hundred meters after Sormano, the route heads up the Muro di Sormano on a narrow, very steep road – 2km long with a gradient up to 15%. It’s partly inside a small wood, with very narrow bends and slopes that, for around 1km, exceed 25% up to almost 30%.

Once past the Colma, the route follows the descent to Nesso, where the riders then take the coastal road to reach Como. Next they face the hard climb to Civiglio (614m) with slopes almost always around 10% – and with a marked narrowing of the roadway at the top of the climb – before going back down and through Como to hit the last climb of San Fermo della Battaglia (397m). There are two feed zones: the first at km 94-97 and the second at km 151-154.

LAST KM
The last 10km start inside the area of Como on wide avenues, up to the railway underpass where the final ascent of San Fermo della Battaglia begins. The slope is around 7% (max 10%). The route passes several hairpin bends up to the brow at around 5km from the finish. The descent, on a wide, well-paved road ends at the last kilometre.


Startlist with back numbers, August 14, 2020:

  TREK-SEGAFREDO
DS: Adriano Baffi, Paolo Slongo
1 MOLLEMA Bauke
2 BRAMBILLA Gianluca
3 CICCONE Giulio
4 CONCI Nicola
5 DE KORT Koen
6 MOSCA Jacopo
7 NIBALI Vincenzo
AG2R LA MONDIALE
DS: Didier Jannel, Cyril Dessel
11 BOUCHARD Geoffrey
12 CHAMPOUSSIN Clément
13 DOMONT Axel
14 FRANK Mathias
15 GASTAUER Ben
16 HÄNNINEN Jaakko
17 WARBASSE Larry
ALPECIN-FENIX
DS: Christoph Roodhooft, Kristof De Kegel
21 VAN DER POEL Mathieu
22 DE TIER Floris
23 JANSSENS Jimmy
24 SBARAGLI Kristian
25 VAKOC Petr
26 VERVAEKE Louis
27 WALSLEBEN Philipp
ANDRONI GIOCATTOLI-SIDERMEC
DS: Giovanni Ellena, Gianni Savio
31 BAGIOLI Nicola
32 BISOLTI Alessandro
33 CHIRICO Luca
34 FLOREZ Miguel
35 GABBURO Davide
36 PELLAUD Simon
37 RAVANELLI Simone
ASTANA
DS: Stefano Zanini, Giuseppe Martinelli
41 FUGLSANG Jakob
42 ARANBURU DEBA Alex
43 BOARO Manuele
44 MARTINELLI Davide
45 IZAGIRRE INSAUSTI Ion
46 TEJADA CANACUE Harold
47 VLASOV Aleksander
BAHRAIN-MCLAREN
DS: Alberto Volpi, Franco Pellisotti
51 BATTAGLIN Enrico
52 BOLE Grega
53 CAPECCHI Eros
54 DAVIES Scott
55 NOVAK Domen
56 PADUN Mark
57 PERNSTEINER Hermann
BARDIANI CSF FAIZANE'
DS: Roberto Reverberi, Mario Manzoni
61 CARBONI Giovanni
62 COVILI Luca
63 FIORELLI Filippo
64 ROMANO Francesco
65 SAVINI Daniel
66 SENNI Manuel
67 ZANA Filippo
BORA-HANSGROHE
DS: Jens Zemke, Christian Pomer
71 MAJKA Rafal
72 BENEDETTI Cesare
73 DRUCKER Jean Pierre
74 KONRAD Patrick
75 POLJANSKI Pawel
76 SCHACHMANN Maximilian
77 SCHELLING Ide
CCC TEAM
DS: Gabriele Missaglia, Piotr Wadecki
81 VALTER Attila
82 DE MARCHI Alessandro
83 GESCHKE Simon
84 MALECKI Kamil
85 PALUTA Michal
86 ROSSKOPF Joey
87 ZIMMERMANN Georg
CIRCUS-WANTY GOBERT
DS: Hilaire Van Der Schueren, Jean-Marc Rossignon
91 DE PLUS Jasper
92 DELACROIX Théo
93 DEVRIENDT Tom
94 EIKING Odd Christian
96 PASQUALON Andrea
97 PETILLI Simone
COFIDIS
DS: Roberto Damiani
101 HERRADA Jesús
102 BARCELO Fernando
103 HANSEN Jesper
104 HERRADA José
105 LE TURNIER Mathias
106 MORIN Emmanuel
107 VIVIANI Attilio
DECEUNINCK-QUICK STEP
DS: Davide Bramanti, Geert Van Bondt
111 EVENEPOEL Remco
112 ALMEIDA João
113 BAGIOLI Andrea
114 CATTANEO Mattia
115 DEVENYNS Dries
116 HONORÉ Mikkel
117 SERRY Pieter
EF PRO CYCLING
DS: Fabrizio Guidi
121 BETTIOL Alberto
122 CAICEDO Jonathan
123 CLARKE Simon
124 GUERREIRO Ruben
125 MORTON Lachlan David
126 CORT NIELSEN Magnus
127 WOODS Michael
GAZPROM-RUSVELO
DS: Michele Devoti, Dmitri Konychev
131 KUZMIN Anton
132 CHERNETSKY Sergey
133 NEKRASOV Denis
134 NYCH Artem
135 ROVNY Ivan
136 RYBALKIN Aleksey
137 VELASCO Simone
GROUPAMA-FDJ
DS: Sebastien Joly
141 BRUNEL Alexys
142 FRANKINY Kilian
143 MOLARD Rudy
144 ROUX Anthony
145 SEIGLE Romain
146 THOMAS Benjamin
147 GUGLIELMI Simon
ISRAEL START-UP NATION
DS: Claudio Cozzi, Nicki Sorensen
151 BADILATTI Matteo
152 BOIVIN Guillaume
153 CATAFORD Alexander
154 GOLDSTEIN Omer
155 HERMANS Ben
156 NAVARRO Daniel
157 PICCOLI James
LOTTO SOUDAL
DS: Frederik Willems, Kevin De Weert
161 WELLENS Tim
162 CRAS Steff
163 GOOSSENS Kobe
164 HANSEN Adam
165 MAES Nikolas
166 MARCZYNSKI Tomasz
167 VAN DER SANDE Tosh
MITCHELTON-SCOTT
DS: Gene Bates, Vittorio Algeri
171 NIEVE Mikel
172 ALBASINI Michael
173 GRMAY Tsgabu
174 HAMILTON Lucas
175 MEYER Cameron
176 SCOTSON Callum
177 STANNARD Robert
MOVISTAR
DS: Jose Vicente Garcia, Maximilian Sciandri
181 CATALDO Dario
182 ALBA Juan
183 CARRETERO Hector
184 HOLLMANN Juri
185 RUBIO Einer
186 SEPULVEDA Eduardo
187 VILLELLA Davide
NTT PRO CYCLING
DS: Bingen Fernandez, Hendrik Redant
191 DE BOD Stefan
192 DYBALL Ben
193 GASPAROTTO Enrico
194 KING Benjamin
195 MÄDER Gino
196 SOBRERO Matteo
197 WYSS Danilo
INEOS
DS: Matteo Tosatto
201 CARAPAZ Richard
202 DUNBAR Eddie
203 GEOGHEGAN Tao
204 MOSCON Gianni
205 PUCCIO Salvatore
206 SOSA CUERVO Ivan Ramiro
207 SWIFT Ben
JUMBO-VISMA
DS: Addy Engels
211 BENNETT George
212 BOUWMAN Koen
213 HARPER Chris
214 HOFSTEDE Lennard
215 MARTENS Paul
216 VINGEGAARD RASMUSSEN Jonas
217 TOLHOEK Antwan
TEAM SUNWEB
DS: Luke Roberts
221 KELDERMAN Wilco
222 DENZ Nico
223 HAGA Chad
224 HAMILTON Chris
225 HINDLEY Jai
226 TUSVELD Martijn
227 STORK Florian
UAE-TEAM EMIRATES
DS: Jose Antonio Fernandez, Marco Marzano
231 ULISSI Diego
232 ARU Fabio
233 CONTI Valerio
234 COVI Alessandro
235 MCNULTY Brandon
236 RAVASI Edward
237 RIABUSHENKO Aliaksandr
VINI ZABU’ KTM
DS: Luca Scinto, Luca Amoriello
241 VISCONTI Giovanni
242 FORTUNATO Lorenzo
243 FRAPPORTI Marco
244 GAROSIO Andrea
245 MITRI James
246 ROTA Lorenzo
247 SPREAFICO Matteo