Tour of Lombardy – Another Surprise Win
The season's final "monument" falls to a veteran
For the second time in just a few weeks, a Trek/Segafredo rider stunned the racing world with a surprise win. Following Mads Pedersen’s heroic win at the rain drenched world championships in England, this time it was Dutch rider Bauke Mollema who stunned the favorites to cross the line alone on the banks of Lake Como after a spectacular solo break from 20km in cycling’s season-ending Tour of Lombardy on Saturday.
The Trek-Segafredo rider finished 16sec ahead of Spaniard Alejandro Valverde and Tour de France champion Egan Bernal of Colombia in the 243km race from Bergamo in northern Italy. The 32-year-old claimed his first victory in one of cycling’s ‘Monuments’ on his eleventh attempt. The ‘Race of the Falling Leaves’ is the fifth and final of the annual one-day classics.
the final descent, to give his Trek team their tenth success this season, after Danish teammate Mads Pedersen won the world road title last month.
feeling good all week,” he said.
it,” said Roglic. “But this has been my most successful season and I’m most happy with the
fact that I’m finishing the season as number one in the world.”