Tour of Lombardy 2015: Favourites

The Classic Race of the Falling Leaves is the last of the Five Monuments, moreover the race closes the curtains on the UCI World Tour season. brings you the major contenders to succeed Daniel Martin. (Slideshow route/profile)

Because of the demanding course, the Giro di Lombardia is considered a climbers classic. But if you don’t know how to drop your chances are zero. The last peak in edition 2015, San Fermo della Battaglia, is crested after a 2.7 kilometres climb with maximum grades of 20%. At the top it is 4.6 kilometres to the finish line, mostly downhill.

*** Vincenzo Nibali, Rafal Majka, Daniel Martin
** Tim Wellens, Philippe Gilbert, Alejandro Valverde
* Rui Costa, Fabio Aru, Bauke Mollema, Domenico Pozzovivo

Tour of Lombardy 2015: route, profiles, more

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