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13 Sep 2018 09:15

No San Fermo in Lombardia this year due to landslide danger. Last climb will be Civiglio now. Despite the carnage on the descent of the Muro di Sormano last year it will be featured again this year.
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13 Sep 2018 09:20

Sestriere wrote:No San Fermo in Lombardia this year due to landslide danger. Last climb will be Civiglio now. Despite the carnage on the descent of the Muro di Sormano last year it will be featured again this year.

And I thought they were gonna alternate the 2015 and 2016 routes :o

Really, Civiglio alone is boring.
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13 Sep 2018 10:15

But I guess if there was a landslide there isn't really anything they can do. Now it will unfortunately be a one climb race and I fear the puncheurs will have pretty much no chance against the climbers.
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13 Sep 2018 10:19

After Civiglio there is a little bump, someone knows how hard it is?
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13 Sep 2018 10:35

Laplaz wrote:After Civiglio there is a little bump, someone knows how hard it is?

They basically climb half of what is usually the descent of San Fermo. That's about 1.7 km with a 5% gradient. So enough to make a difference from a select group but you wouldn't want to rely on attacking there. I'm very happy about that little bump though as that means the race isn't immediately over after the descent from Civiglio.
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13 Sep 2018 10:36

Lombardia profile. Civiglio 13.6 to the line, that last lump is with 3 km to the finish and it's called Monte Olimpino.

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17 Sep 2018 11:40

Rollthedice wrote:Lombardia profile. Civiglio 13.6 to the line, that last lump is with 3 km to the finish and it's called Monte Olimpino.

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This will be the first Il Lombardia for me. Looking forward to it. Atleast I have something to look forward to since Eurosport does not have the rights so show the Innsbruck WC races.
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17 Sep 2018 13:43

Eurosport has the right for all the races of WC (and they'll cover from the start to finish every race), if they didn't air the races in some countries is a local issue.
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18 Sep 2018 10:51

fuiers wrote:
Rollthedice wrote:Lombardia profile. Civiglio 13.6 to the line, that last lump is with 3 km to the finish and it's called Monte Olimpino.

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This will be the first Il Lombardia for me. Looking forward to it. Atleast I have something to look forward to since Eurosport does not have the rights so show the Innsbruck WC races.

Iirc there was a livestream for the WC on the uci's yt site only available in countries where the race isn't broadcasted on tv.
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20 Sep 2018 07:09

The punching puncheur will win Lombardia. He seems to be in-shape.
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20 Sep 2018 14:01

Velolover2 wrote:The punching puncheur will win Lombardia. He seems to be in-shape.

Think it's less likely with this route.

Think Sormano+Civiglio will just be ridden more aggressively.
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