Here is the new route for the 2011 edition of the Giro di Lombardia, October 15th:
The traditional Madonna del Ghisallo ascent remains (of course!) but the race will now have the ascent of Villa Vergano (3.4 km ascent) only 9 km from the finish in Lecco; of these 9 km there are 6km of descent.
The following teams will be in the race: Acqua &Sapone, AG2R La Mondiale, Androni Giocattioli CIPI, BMC Racing Team, Colnago CSF Inox, Europcar, Euskaltel – Euskadi. Farnese Vini – Neri Sottoli, Francaise des Jeux, Geox TMC, HTC Highroad, Katusha, Lampre – ISD, Leopard – Trek, Liquigas Cannondale, Movistar Team, Omega Pharma – Lotto, Pro Team Astana, Quick Step, Rabobank, Saxo Bank – Sungard, Sky Procycling, Team Garmin – Cervelo, Team Radioshack and Vacansoleil – DMC representing 18 Pro Tour and 7 wild card teams. There will be 8 riders to each team.
Philippe Gilbert has won the last two editions and will be certainly trying for a historic triple.
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