Il Lombardia – J-rod shines in the rain

Joaquim Rodriguez has finished off his year in style, winning Il Lombardia in a torrential autumn downpour after a solo attack off the Villa Vergano climb. He was able to hold off a large chasing group that once again was content to get close, but not shut down the gap, as the selection stopped working together once the catch was possible. Rodriguez, on the other hand, buried his head and hammered home making himself the first Spaniard to ever win Lombardia, taking his first monument win to go with the Fleche Wallone and capping off what may have been an even more dominant season this year than Gilbert’s last.

Il Lombardia Top Twenty
1. Joaquim Rodriguez (KAT)_____6h35’27”
2. Samuel Sanchez (EUS)________+9″
3. Rigoberto Uran (SKY)
4. Mauro Santambrogio (BMC)
5. Sergio Henao (SKY)
6. Ryder Hesjedal (GRM)
7. Bauke Mollema (RAB)
8. Oliver Zaugg (RNT)
9. Alberto Contador (STB)
10. Fredrik Kessiakoff (AST)
11. Nairo Quintana (MOV)
12. Franco Pellizotti (AND)
13. Damiano Cunego (LAM)
14. Alexander Kolobnev (KAT)
15. Simon Clarke (OGN)
16. Dan Martin (GRM)
17. Greg Van Avermaet (BMC)
18. Miguel Rubiano (AND)
19. Carlos Betancur (ASA)
20. Danilo DiLuca (ASA)

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