116th Il Lombardia
Date: 08 Oct 2022 dalle 10:00 alle 23:59
In the last Classic Monument of the season, taking place on 8th October, both Vincenzo Nibali and Alejandro Valverde will end their careers.The 253km route will depart from Bergamo and finish in Como. The last 60km features a sequence of climbs passing through Ghisallo, San Fermo della Battaglia, Civiglio, and again through San Fermo, before the finish line on the Como lakefront.Departing from Bergamo, the riders head toward Val Seriana for a short flat stretch before tackling a series of climbs in the Pre-Alps around the city. They will then climb the Forcellino di Bianzano (Valle Rossa), the ascent of Ganda, the Passo della Crocetta in Dossena, the Forcella di Bura and Colle di Berbenno. A short flat section will bring the riders to the area of Lake Como, and then ascend from Lecco to reach Bellagio, where they meet the classic climb of Ghisallo. Here, a climb with gradients up to 14% on a wide road with several hairpin bends. A very fast descent follows over long straights and ends in Maglio. As the riders reach Como, the race will cover a final circuit of 22km. After passing the city centre of Como they face climbing through San Fermo della Battaglia for the first time (397m), then descend into Como before crossing the finish line for the first time. About a kilometer later the tough climb towards Civiglio (614m) will begin with slopes averaging around 10%, before going back through Como to climb San Fermo della Battaglia for a second time.
The last 10km is inside the town of Como, following wide avenues up to a railway underpass where the climb of San Fermo della Battaglia begins. The slope is around 7% (max 10%) with a narrow carriageway and rough road surface. Around 5km from the finish, several hairpins feature before the top of the climb. The descent on wide, well-paved road meets two well-lit tunnels and two large roundabouts, and ends at the final kilometer. At 600m from the finish, there is a last wide turn to the left.
OrariDate: 08 Oct 2022 dalle 10:00 alle 23:59
Starting from Bergamo at 10.00 am, finish in Como at 4.30 pm