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A look at the school, the races and the future of this unique 'sport'
See how nearly every bicycle saddle is made
Ever wonder how FSA does it? Take a walk through the factory and find out
Classic Colnago steel frame with gorgeous pantographed Campagnolo components
A shift in date and an alteration to its title may have troubled those with a sense of cycling’s traditions, but in sporting terms, the Tour of Lombardy – or Il Lombardia, as it is now known – has shown no signs of suffering from the changes introduced last year, and an exceedingly strong field will line up in Bergamo on Sunday.
The favourite is perhaps Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha), who believed he had drawn a line under his status as cycling’s nearly man by claiming his first Monument victory at Il Lombardia twelve months ago.
As the Florence Worlds showed, however, Rodriguez seems consigned to unlimited heartbreak on the grandest of stages, but he is determined to draw some consolation in Lombardy, not least because finishing first or second will give him a third WorldTour title should Chris Froome (Sky) fail to land any points.
Former Italian Champion still recovering from Lombardia fall
Museum requires additional funding to ensure survival
Frenchman caught on final climb
Tiralongo also brought down ahead of Sormano
Tour of Beijing last race for Vacansoleil rider
Santaromita's ninth place best of three in main group
Win puts Purito to top of WorldTour standings
Saxo-Tinkoff rider ends season on a high
Spaniard plays down the polemics with Rodriguez
Garmin-Sharp rider crashes in final turn, loses podium chance
American speaks about his retirement, confessing to USADA and plans for the future