Philippe Gilbert has won the Giro di Lombardia for the second year in a row. Gilbert excelled in the wet and cold conditions in the last big race of the season, the fall classic and the fifth and final monument of the year. Scarponi finished second, maybe increasing his teams chances at more appearances next season and Spaniard Pablo Lastras Garcia took third for his Caisse D’Epargne team. The weather was so foul that only 34 riders finished. Anyone surprised it was Belgian who won?
Giro di Lombardia Top Ten
1. Philippe Gilbert (Lotto)____________6:46:32
2. Michele Scarponi (Androni)________+0:12
3. Pablo Lastras (Caisse)____________+0:55
4. Jakob Fuglsang (Saxo Bank)_______+1:08
5. Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas)__________s.t.
6. Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel)_______+1:12
7. Mikel Nieve (Euskaltel)____________+2:07
8. Mauro Santambrogio (BMC) ________+3:01
9. Carlos Barredo (Quick Step)________+3:25
10. Giampaolo Caruso (Katusha)_______+3:50