Sutherland to ride Paris-Tours the day after Il Lombardia

Rory Sutherland
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Rory Sutherland will ride both Il Lombardia and Paris-Tours this weekend, taking a late flight from Milan on Saturday night to be at the start of Paris-Tours on Sunday morning in order to ensure that his UAE Team Emirates squad have the minimum number of five riders to be able to start the French race.

Sutherland was not expected to finish the hilly 243km Il Lombardia but, finished in 104th, almost 20 minutes down on race winner Bauke Mollema. He's likely to clock up 400km of racing across the two days in the saddle.

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Stephen Farrand
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Stephen is the most experienced member of the Cyclingnews team, having reported on professional cycling since 1994. He has been Head of News at Cyclingnews since 2022, before which he held the position of European editor since 2012 and previously worked for Reuters, Shift Active Media, and CyclingWeekly, among other publications.