Lombardia, 242km, started in Varese, headed towards Como and is now travelling around the lake. It already climbed to Intelvi and Valsassina is next.
Reaching Lecco, the race follows a narrow and windy lakefront road towards Bellagio, current base of Emilia winner Robert Gesink (Rabobank). The race enters his critical stage from Bellagio, the Madonna del Ghisallo (511m of elevation gain), Civiglio and San Fermo climbs.
Madonna di Ghisallo comes 44.3 kilometres to race. Civiglio (at 15.7km to go) and San Fermo (at 5.7km to go) will decide the winner._____ Situation _____
- Sergey Klimov (Katusha), Reinier Honig (Vacansoleil), Marco Velo (Quick Step) and Nicolas Roche (AG2R La Mondiale) have seven minutes over the main group.
- gruppo at 7'10