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How to watch Il Lombardia – live stream, TV, results

Dutch Bauke Mollema of TrekSegafredo celebrates on the podium after winning the Giro di Lombardia one day cycling race Saturday 12 October 2019 in Como ItalyBELGA PHOTO YUZURU SUNADA FRANCE OUT Photo by YUZURU SUNADABELGA MAGAFP via Getty Images
Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo) celebrates his 2019 Il Lombardia victory (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Saturday brings the second Monument of the season, Il Lombardia, where Deceuninck-QuickStep phenomenon Remco Evenepoel makes a bid for his first victory in cycling's top tier of Classics.

The Race of the Falling Leaves, a misnomer given the race is coming two months earlier than usual, will see a number of other big names take the start, including past winner Vincenzo Nibali and his Trek-Segafredo teammate, reigning champion Bauke Mollema.

Cyclingnews will be bringing you full live coverage, reports, results, news and analysis before, during and after Gran Piemonte. Read on to find out how to watch the race via live stream, no matter your location, with ExpressVPN.

The Trek-Segafredo duo will be joined by Italian climber Giulio Ciccone for the race, while Evenepoel has João Almeida, who has been impressive since the restart, on his side.

Mathieu van der Poel of Alpecin-Fenix is another big name to keep an eye on, as are Team Ineos climbers Richard Carapaz and Tao Geoghegan Hart, and Astana's Jakob Fuglang and the in-form Aleksandr Vlasov. Jumbo-Visma's George Bennett is in top form after his Gran Piemonte win and will be one to watch. 

Fabio Aru and Diego Ulissi, second in Gran Piemonte, will lead UAE Team Emirates' charge. Another Italian, Lombardo Davide Villella who took fifth in 2016, is there for Movistar.

Rafał Majka and Max Schachmann head up Bora-Hansgrohe, while 2019 Flanders champion Alberto Bettiol and the soon-departing Michael Woods lead EF Pro Cycling.

Tim Wellens, fifth at the race two years ago, leads Lotto Soudal, while Wilco Kelderman (Team Sunweb), Jesùs Herrada (Cofidis) and Mikel Nieve (Mitchelton-Scott) are have been in good form since the restart.

The race has been reduced by 12km for 2020, though all the major climbs are still in there, from the Madonna del Ghisallo and Muro di Sormano to the finale of Civiglio and San Fermo della Battaglia.

Check below for all the details of how to watch all the action at Gran Piemonte.

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Il Lombardia will be aired comprehensively across a number of networks, and will be aired live across Europe, Asia and Australia via Eurosport and on the Eurosport Player.

You can sign up for a subscription to Eurosport Player for £6.99 / $9.16 for a month, £4.99 / $6.54 for a year-long monthly pass, or £39.99 / $52.42 for a 12-month pass.

The GCN Race Pass, available on the GCN app, is also airing the race in the UK and Australia. Access in the UK will set you back £6.99 per month or £39.99 for a year, although a special offer currently lets you subscribe for just £19.99. The special offer in Australia – until August 12 – is AU$59.99. 

FloBikes will show the race in North America. Subscribing to FloBikes will set you back $30 per month or $150 for the year, and gives you access to watch most of the season's biggest races.

Fubo.tv will also air the race in the USA. That's available for a one-week free trial, while its most popular package costs $54.99 per month for over 75 channels.

The race will also be shown on various broadcasters around Europe, with Rai Sport carrying the rights in Italy, RTBF in Belgium and L'Equipe TV in France.

If you live outside a broadcast zone or are on holiday outside your country and find that the live streams to be geo-restricted, you can get around this by getting access to them by simulating being back in your home country via a 'virtual private network', or VPN, for your laptop, tablet or mobile.

TechRadar tested hundreds of VPNs and recommends the number-one VPN currently available as Express VPN. With ExpressVPN, you can watch on many devices at once including Smart TVs, Fire TV Stick, PC, Mac, iPhone, Android phone, iPads, tablets, etc.

Race schedule

Start: 12:25 CEST / 06:25 EST

Finish: 6:00-7:00 CEST / 12:00-13:00 EST

il lombardia profile 2020

The profile of Il Lombardia 2020 (Image credit: RCS Sport)