Vincenzo Nibali wins Tour of Lombardy after tremendous descent13 october 2015, 21:25
Vincenzo Nibali of Kazakhstan's Astana Pro Team has won the 109th edition of the Tour of Lombardy (Il Lombaria) after an intense climb, Tengrinews reports.
Dani Foreno of Katusha came 21 seconds after Nibali. FDJ’s Thibaut Pinot arrived third.
"What a fantastic day. My team was perfect all day and I really wanted to reward them with the win. I tried to get away twice on the climbs, but I was too closely marked and I realised that I would have to try something different, so I had another go on the descent from the Civiglio,"Nibali said via CyclingQuotes.
Nibali tried to attacked on the ascent, but was finally able to shoot ahead in the impressive descend.
Nibali's impressive descent
The Italian cycler made a return with his victories at the Tour of Lombardy and Tre Valli Varesine after he was disqualification after Vuelta’s second stage for holding on the Astana Pro Team car for a couple of seconds.
"There have been difficult moments this year and not everything went right but I'm proud that I tried to fight back. I think fourth at the Tour de France was actually a good result. The Vuelta incident helped me dig up a lot of anger and I got rid of it on the bike and not in other ways," Nibali said via CyclingQuotes.
Tour of Lombardy is traditionally the last of the 5 "Monuments" of the cycling season and one of the last events of the UCI World Tour calendar. The one-day cycling race originated in 1905. The race is considered a cycling classic due to its distance of 255 km and a number of famous climbs such as Madonna del Ghissalo.
By Gyuzel Kamalova