Woods tips 'Robocop' Roglic as a favourite for Il Lombardia

Michael Woods (EF Education First) wins Milano-Torino (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Michael Woods' aggression on the climb to Superga and his impressive victory at Milano-Torino in the shadows of the famous sanctuary that overlooks Turin confirmed he is a favourite for Saturday's Il Lombardia.

Woods will mark his 33rd birthday on Saturday and is ready to celebrate by riding 243km under the falling leaves of Italian autumn and over the tough climbs of Lombardia north of Milan. Victory in Como would be the ultimate gift and the perfect way to end the 2019 season.

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Stephen Farrand
Head of News

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.