Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Lampre Recon of Giro di Lombardia New Route
Marco Marzano, Damiano Cunego, Michele Scarponi, Diego Ulissi and Mattia Cattaneo (blue and white kit, signed for the next season) have just finished a reconnaissance of the new Giro di Lombardia route (new route information here). Starting from Carpino Bergamasco they rode the final 178 km to the finish in Lecco.
First they tackled the Valcava climb, then Colle Brianza and Colma di Sormano. After the demanding downhill of Sormano (where Nibali crashed last year) , the riders covered Ghisallo’s climb past the chapel and then the new climb of Villa Vergano.
Cunego and Scarponi had the same thoughts about the new course: “It will be a very tough Giro di Lombardia. The Valcava climb is demanding, even if it’s in the early part of the race. It will be very important to pay attention on the descent of Colma di Sormano and then to Villa Vergano, a perfect place to attack in view of the finish line”.
Recon video, in Italian, approximately 15 minutes here.
Last year the race started under dry conditions but became cold and wet at Lake Como making for absolutely dreadful riding conditions. How bad was it? 195 riders started but only 34 arrived at the finish in Como.
Next appointment for the Giro di Lombardia: October 15th.
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