One of my favorite rides in recent memory, and possibly ever – was a loop from Bellagio, up the Madonna del Ghisallo, then the Colma di Sormano, and back along the shores of Lake Como to my base at Il Perlo Panorama.
For every up, there's a down, and when it comes to the Giro di Lombardia, they have a penchant for picking climbs that require as much talent to get down off the mountain as they do to get to the top. The Colma di Sormano proudly carries on the tradition...
For 2010, the organizers of the Giro di Lombardia threw the riders a bit of a curveball: they reintroduced a long slumbering climb to the route of the Race of the Falling Leaves, the Colma di Sormano. We checked it out today. Read on!
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