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Il Lombardia

October 7, 2023 @ 12:00 am 4:30 pm PDT

Il Lombardia, also known as the Race of the Falling Leaves, is a prestigious one-day professional cycling race held annually in Italy. Regarded as one of the five Monuments of cycling, it marks the end of the UCI WorldTour season and showcases the sheer beauty and challenging terrain of the Lombardy region.

The Il Lombardia race route takes riders through a captivating journey of steep climbs, twisting descents, and picturesque landscapes. The course encompasses the iconic climbs of the Lombardy region, including the challenging Madonna del Ghisallo and the legendary Muro di Sormano, putting the participants’ climbing skills and endurance to the ultimate test.

With a history dating back to 1905, Il Lombardia has become a true cycling classic, attracting top cyclists from around the world. The race captivates fans with its captivating battles, unpredictable weather conditions, and dramatic finishes. As a celebration of Italian cycling culture and the enduring spirit of the sport, Il Lombardia stands as a testament to the rich heritage and passion that surrounds road cycling.