2011 Giro di Lombardia

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Giro di Lombardia
2011 UCI World Tour, race 26 of 26
Race details
Dates 15 October 2011
Stages 1
Distance 241 km (149.8 mi)
Winning time 6h 20' 02"
Results
  Winner  Oliver Zaugg (Switzerland) (Leopard Trek)
  Second  Dan Martin (Republic of Ireland) (Garmin–Cervélo)
  Third  Joaquim Rodríguez (Spain) (Team Katusha)
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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 Dan 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]

Teams[edit]

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]

Results[edit]

[3]

Cyclist Team Time UCI World Tour
Points
1  Oliver Zaugg (SUI) Leopard Trek 6h 20' 02" 100
2  Dan 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"

References[edit]

  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.