October 5, 2014, Como, Italy, Road - WorldTour

The Tour of Lombardy – or Il Lombardia, as it is now known – has reinvented itself again for 2014, but revisits a familiar finale in Bergamo and a similarly selective course.

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 second consecutive Monument victory at Il Lombardia twelve months ago.

Rodriguez will face a challenge from a motivated Alberto Contador, who is hot on the heels of Alejandro Valverde in the overall classification of the World Tour.

The new world champion Michal Kwiatkowski will also debut his rainbow jersey in the race.

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