Il Lombardia to be 12 kilometres shorter than expected
Aug 11 2020 10:12 pm CET

Il Lombardia to be 12 kilometres shorter than expected
Il Lombardia to be 12 kilometres shorter than expected
Il Lombardia

The 114th edition of Il Lombardia will be 12 kilometres shorter than previously announced but it will maintain the distinctive features.

The upcoming edition of the Monument will on Saturday, August 15 will be 231 kilometres long, 12 kilometres shorter than expected. "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," said the organisation of the race through a statement.

"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."

And the race will have the already iconic finale in the area of Como, with the final ascent of San Fermo della Battaglia. The climb has an average slope of 7%, reaching a maximum of 10%, and features several hairpin bends until its peak at around five kilometres from the finish. Then comes the descent on wide, well-paved roads that ends at the last kilometre.
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