2011 Giro di Lombardia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Giro di Lombardia
2011 UCI World Tour, race 26 of 26
Race details
Date October 15
Distance 241 km (149.8 mi)
Winning time 6h 20' 02" (38.049 km/h or 23.643 mph)
Winner  Oliver Zaugg (Switzerland) (Leopard Trek)
Second  Daniel Martin (Republic of Ireland) (Garmin-Cervélo)
Third  Joaquim Rodríguez (Spain) (Team Katusha)

The 2011 Giro di Lombardia was the 105th edition of the Giro di Lombardia single-day cycling race, often known as the Race of the Falling Leaves. It was held on 15 October 2011, over a distance of 241 km (149.8 mi), starting in Milan and ending in Lecco for the first time.[1] It was the 26th and final event of the 2011 UCI World Tour.[1]

Leopard Trek rider Oliver Zaugg won the race, having attacked on the final climb of Salita di Ello and stayed away until the end, winning a race for the first time in his professional career.[2] The remaining podium places were contested for – eight seconds behind Zaugg – in a five-man sprint for the line with Garmin-Cervélo's Daniel Martin just besting Joaquim Rodríguez of Team Katusha for second place. The two-time defending race winner and World Tour points leader Philippe Gilbert finished in eighth position, 16 seconds down on Zaugg.[3]


As the race was held under the auspices of the UCI World Tour, all eighteen ProTour teams were invited automatically. Seven additional wildcard invitations were given – Acqua & Sapone, Androni Giocattoli, Colnago-CSF Inox, Farnese Vini-Neri Sottoli, FDJ, Geox-TMC and Team Europcar – to form the event's 25-team peloton.[4]



Cyclist Team Time UCI World Tour
1  Oliver Zaugg (SUI) Leopard Trek 6h 20' 02" 100
2  Daniel Martin (IRL) Garmin-Cervélo + 8" 80
3  Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP) Team Katusha + 8" 70
4  Ivan Basso (ITA) Liquigas-Cannondale + 8" 60
5  Przemysław Niemiec (POL) Lampre-ISD + 8" 50
6  Domenico Pozzovivo (ITA) Colnago-CSF Inox + 8"
7  Giovanni Visconti (ITA) Farnese Vini-Neri Sottoli + 16"
8  Philippe Gilbert (BEL) Omega Pharma-Lotto + 16" 20
9  Carlos Betancur (COL) Acqua & Sapone + 16"
10  Riccardo Chiarini (ITA) Androni Giocattoli + 16"


  1. ^ a b Ryan, Barry (12 October 2011). "Gilbert the man to beat as chapter closes for Tour of Lombardy". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). Retrieved 15 October 2011. 
  2. ^ "Zaugg claims maiden win in Lombardy". Yahoo! Eurosport (TF1 Group). Reuters. 15 October 2011. Retrieved 15 October 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Il Lombardia 2011: Ordine d'arrivo / Ordre d'arrivee / Order of arrival" (PDF). Giro di Lombardia. RCS MediaGroup. 15 October 2011. Retrieved 15 October 2011. 
  4. ^ "Tour of Lombardy teams announced". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). 5 August 2011. Retrieved 15 October 2011.