It's the the race of the falling leaves, the final Monument of the season, and the last chance for riders to score a big win before the off-season – Il Lombardia is upon us once again.
Running once again from Bergamo to Como, the challenging 243km course will take in six challenging climbs, including the legendary Madonna di Ghisallo and the brutal Colma di Sormano.
The race will welcome a star-studded field, with plenty of riders taking to the start in with a shot at victory. Past winners Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida), Esteban Chaves (Mitchelton-Scott), Dan Martin (UAE Team Emirates) and Philippe Gilbert (Deceuninck-QuickStep) will be there
Tour de France winner Egan Bernal will lead Team Ineos, while Vuelta a España winner Primož Roglič is Jumbo-Visma's main bet for victory. Elsewhere, contenders include the Astana duo of Miguel Ángel López and Liège-Bastogne-Liège winner Jakob Fuglsang, Liège podium finishers Davide Formolo and Max Schachmann (both Bora-Hansgrohe), Tour of Flanders victor Alberto Bettiol (EF Education First), and Giro d'Italia stage winner Fausto Masnada (Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec).
Past podium finishers at the race looking to make a step or two up include Dylan Teuns, Alejandro Valverde, Gianni Moscon, Diego Rosa, Rui Costa and Rafał Majka.
Cyclingnews will continue to have full live reports, with news and photos from inside of the race as it happens, along with extensive reporting on the race. We're also your go-to place for results, photos and highlights once the stage is done.
While you follow our text-based live coverage, you can also keep an eye on the action with live streaming video from just about anywhere, even if you don't live in a broadcast zone. Here are some suggested places to watch the live streaming from your computer, phone, tablet or other internet-connected device.
How to watch Il Lombardia live stream: UK
Il Lombardia is being broadcast in the UK on Eurosport, which can be found in basic Sky TV packages. With a Eurosport Player monthly or annual pass, you can access the live stream from just about any internet-connected device. You can try it out for free.
Amazon Prime customers can sign up for the Eurosport Player through Amazon Channels for £6.99 per month.
How to watch Il Lombardia live stream: Australia live stream
Australians can watch Il Lombardia 2019 on SBS On Demand, SBS Cycling Central or Eurosport.
How to watch Il Lombardia live stream: North America
Il Lombardia 2019 is being shown live online daily online streaming at Fubo.TV. Fubo.tv has a broad sports offering with dozens of different networks in a package that costs $19.99 to try for a month, then $44.99 per month beyond that. To view the Vuelta, you need to also purchase the International Sports package for $11.99 per month for US customers to be able to access the races.
In the US the race will also be streaming on FloBikes.com witth the 'pro pass' (starting at $12.50 per month). Flo Bikes can be viewed on web browsers as well as on Roku, Apple TV or via iOS app.
In Canada, the race live stream will also be available on Flobikes.com for $150 annually or $30 on a month-to-month basis, and offers races you can't get on Fubo.tv, such as cyclo-cross races, special interest videos, interviews and more.
How to live stream the Il Lombardia from outside of your country
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 best 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. Check out Express VPN and get 15 months for the price of 12.
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