Riders wait at the start of the of one-day Classic "Il Lombardia" (Tour of Lombardy) cycling race in Bergamo. (Photo by MARCO BERTORELLO/AFP via Getty Images)

Il Lombardia

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.