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Thursday September 19, 2019
Sept 19, 2019 - The Tours are behind us, but there is still lots of cycling news to catch up with: Alejandro Valverde talks of his depression - Top Story. Lots of racing: Tour of Slovakia, Textielprijs Vichte, Giro della Toscana and the Grand Prix de Wallonie. Plus Il Lombardia, rider contracts, Steve Cummings, Education First at la Vuelta, Award for Dimension Data, Vuelta video by UAE Team Emirates.
Thursday October 18, 2018
Heather's Photo Gallery: We have all seen the race photos from Saturday's Il Lombardia, but we sent the PEZ 'Secret Weapon' behind the scenes in Lombardy. Heather Morrison was in Bergamo and Como to soak up the atmosphere and capture unique images from the 'Race of the Falling Leaves' at the start and the finish. Here is her PEZ Photo Gallery.
Monday October 15, 2018
Il Lombardia Photo Gallery: The 'Race of the Falling Leaves' brought the curtains down on the 2018 cycling season in fine style with Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ) giving France a much needed Monument win. The finalé was deserved of the 'Classic' label with attacks aplenty on the steep climbs around Como. We've put together the best images from Il Lombardia 2018 photo gallery by Cor Vos and his team.
Wednesday October 10, 2018
Race Preview: The last big race of the season will roll out of Bergamo on Saturday morning to tackle the tough climbs around Lake Como before the finish in Como. Last chance saloon or season confirmation - All inspiration for a hard race. Ed Hood takes a good look at the percorso, history and who will win the 'Race of the Falling Leaves'.
Sunday October 8, 2017
Giro di Lombardia 2017: The final 'Monument' of 2017 was a battle of the favorites and the top man on the day was Vincenzo Nibali, to take his second Lombardia win, repeating his win of 2015. We catch up with the action with the best photos from the Lombardy roadside.
Wednesday October 4, 2017
Giro di Lombardia Race Preview: The 2017 season comes to its end on Saturday, there are still some other races, like Paris-Tours on Sunday, but Il Lombardia is the sting in the season's tail for the big men of the WorldTour peloton. Ed Hood takes a good look at the 'Race of the Falling Leaves' and who might win.
Tuesday October 3, 2017
Retro PEZ: This Saturday sees the 111th edition of the Giro di Lombardia, the final Classic of the season and the oldest Autumn race on the calendar. Ed Hood isn't old enough to remember the first edition in 1905, but has had a romantic relationship with the 'Race of the Falling Leaves' for a long time and casts his memory back to his first visit to the Northern Italian race in 2007.
Sunday October 2, 2016
Lombardia Photo Special: Saturday's Il Lombardia didn't disappoint with top cycle sport action along with the stunning scenery of Lake Como. Esteban Chaves took the win and we have a selection of the best photos of the day from the race organizers, RCS, and ace photographer Cor Vos.
Friday September 30, 2016
The 110th edition of Il Lombardia NamedSport, organised by RCS Sport/La Gazzetta dello Sport, starts on Saturday morning in Como and finishes in the late afternoon, after 241 gruelling kilometres, in Bergamo. The official Start List is now available.
Wednesday September 28, 2016
Race Preview: The Giro di Lombardia, or as it is now known 'Il Lombardia' kicks off from Como on Saturday morning to finish in Bergamo after 240 punishing kilometers, with a saw-tooth profile for the final 100K. Ed Hood takes a look at the history, course and the possible winner of La classica delle foglie morte.
Wednesday October 1, 2014
Race Preview: The race of the falling leaves, or in Italian ‘la classica delle fog lie morte’. The Tour of Lombardy has a new course this year, but it will still have the top riders fighting it out on a tough profile. Ed Hood takes a look at the runners and riders for Sundays big end of season race.
Monday October 7, 2013
Oct 07, 2013 - The battle between Joaquim Rodriguez and Alejandro Valverde continued in Italy and there were not tears of acrimony or dirty looks as ‘Purito’ came out on top. We have all the action from Lombardia, plus all the other weekend races. Sad news of Amy Dombronski and I’m sure we are all thinking of her family. Get into the EuroTrash Monday with a big coffee.
Saturday September 29, 2012
Race report: It’s always special to see the world champion line up in a pristine rainbow jersey for the Race of the Falling Leaves. OK, we’ve had a wee name change, and the calendar has been tweaked, but still ... Gilbert is looking happy in his new outfit. Contador is here, a clutch of Colombian talents, Nibali and Basso, Joaquim Rodriguez, too. Game on!
Friday September 28, 2012
It’s Lombardia Week on PEZ! One of our favorite times of the year – when hard bike racing, a beautiful corsa, and fine Italian food and drink set the stage for the season’s last monument. Our Italian correspondent Ale Federico looks back with his replay of the 1997 edition, where the outcome was enough to makes cynics of us all.
Monday October 15, 2007
It’s Lombardia Week on PEZ! One of our favorite times of the year – when hard bike racing, a beautiful corsa, and fine Italian food and wine set the stage for the season’s last big race. Our Italian correspondent Ale Federico gets us started with his replay of the 1997 edition, where the outcome was enough to makes cynics of us all.