Il Lombardia – start list and TV coverage announced – Il Lombardia

11 October 2019

Lining up for the ultimate Traditional Monument of the season are the Tour de France winner Egan Bernal and La Vuelta a España winner Primoz Roglic. Among the many different most anticipated riders are Vincenzo Nibali (Il Lombardia 2017 and 2015), Tiesj Benoot, Jacob Fuglsang, Philippe Gilbert, Alejandro Valverde, Adam Yates and Michael Woods, winner of Milano-Torino on Wednesday. There will likely be 25 groups of seven riders every firstly: 18 UCI WorldTeams and seven UCI Skilled Continental Groups.




A particular jersey devoted to the reminiscence of Felice Gimondi, designed and produced by Castelli, will likely be awarded to the winner of the 113th Il Lombardia NamedSport.



Il Lombardia NamedSport will likely be broadcast on all 5 continents.


RAI, host broadcaster of the races, will produce three hours for Il Lombardia NamedSport. The TV schedule in Italy consists of the dwell broadcast on RAI 2 from 2.00pm to five.30pm.


In France the race will likely be provided dwell free to air on La Chaine L’Equipe, whereas Eurosport will provide it dwell to all of the followers in the remainder of Europe, in Australia and in South-East Asia. The “Traditional of the useless leaves”, the final Traditional Monument of the season, will even have unencrypted protection in Switzerland on the German language community (RTS), in addition to on the French (SRF) and Italian networks (RSI), and by the SRG SSR community; in Belgium, the race will likely be on Q2 (VTM) in Flemish and on La Une (RTBF) in French.


For the remainder of the world, Il Lombardia NamedSport will likely be broadcast on the screens of the Abu Dhabi Sports activities Channel all through the Center East and North Africa and by Supersports in South Africa. Japanese followers will be capable to comply with the race on OTT DAZN, New Zealand followers on Sky Sports activities.


Protection in South America and the Caribbean is assured by the ESPN community, whereas in Mexico the race will likely be broadcast on TDN at a later hour. Within the USA and Canada the Traditional Monument will likely be out there on OTT Fubo.television and Flosports.


Il Lombardia NamedSport Worldwide TV Schedule out there here.



After departing Bergamo in a southerly path, the route crosses the Bergamo plain in its first 40km to go up the Cavallina valley to Casazza the place the Colle Gallo – the primary ascent of the race – is tackled. Colle is adopted by a quick descent coming back from the Seriana valley to Bergamo, then the route re-enters lowland roads that result in Brianza. There’s a brief passage to Colle Brianza and a descent to Pescate heading in the direction of Valmadrera after which in the direction of Oggiono and, lastly, by way of Pusiano, Asso and down the descent to Onno and on to Bellagio. That is the place the Ghisallo ascent – with gradients of as much as 14% on large roads with totally different hairpin bends – begins.


The next very quick descent is on lengthy straights and ends at Maglio the place, instantly after a proper flip, the climb of the Colma di Sormano begins. After a number of km of medium slopes, and some hundred meters after Sormano, the route heads up the Muro di Sormano on a slender, very steep street, (2km lengthy, with a gradient as much as 15%). It’s partly inside a small wooden, with very slender bends and slopes that, for round 1km of distance, exceed 25% as much as virtually 30%.


As soon as previous the Colma, the route follows the descent to Nesso, the place the riders then take the coastal street to achieve Como. Subsequent they face the exhausting climb to Civiglio (614m) with slopes virtually at all times round 10% – and with a marked narrowing of the roadway on the prime of the climb – earlier than going again down and thru Como to hit the final climb of San Fermo della Battaglia (397m). There are two Feed Zones: the primary in San Sosimo (km 112-5) and the second in Onno (km 182-5).


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This 12 months, throughout the 113th version of Il Lombardia NamedSport, La Gazzetta dello Sport pays respect to an expensive colleague Pier Luigi Todisco, who died tragically on 7 October 2011 as he was using to work on the newsroom.

In his reminiscence, a prize will likely be awarded to the primary rider clearing the Ghisallo climb (km 178.9), the long-lasting mountain of Il Lombardia NamedSport, on the prime of which stands the Sanctuary of the Madonna defending cyclists, and Fiorenzo Magni’s Biking Museum. Passionately keen on biking, Pier Luigi dreamt of climbing the Ghisallo on his bike, and was coaching to reach this ambition when he was sadly taken from us.

This particular prize will likely be introduced on the rostrum in Como on the finish of the race.



On the 22nd worldwide Premio Torriani, Rai Sport director Auro Bulbarelli, Fausto Coppi’s son Faustino, and feminine bicycle owner Letizia Paternoster will likely be awarded together with Marino Vigna, gold medallist on the Rome Olympic Video games, who will obtain the “cuore d’argento” (silver coronary heart) of the Emilio and Aldo De Martino affiliation. The presentation will likely be made on the Yacht Membership of Como, on Saturday 12 October, at 6.30pm, in a ceremony to be compered by the journalist and author Claudio Gregori.

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