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The Tour of Lombardy 2015 on Google Maps/Google Earth, profile and time- and route schedule

Added: friday 02 October 2015 at 22:24:00
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    The Tour of Lombardy 2015 on Google Maps/Google Earth, profile and time- and route scheduleNow the World Championships in Richmond in the United States are over, the Italian classics made their comeback with the Tre Valli Varesini which was won by Vincenzo Nibali (Astana Pro Team) on Wednesday, Milan-Turin won by Diego Rosa (Astana Pro Team) yesterdag, the GranPiemonte won by Jan Bakelants (AG2R La Mondiale) today and the UCI WorldTour race, Il Lombardia or the Tour of Lombardy 2015, this Sunday, the day before the official presentation of the Giro d'Italia 2016 race route.

    Il Lombardia, the 109th edition of the race, will have a modified race route, which keeps the start and finish cities of last year, but the other way around with start in Bergamo and finish in Como. Hereunder you'll find the Google Maps/Google Earth map of this new race route and the time- and route schedule and the race profile.


    The race of the falling leaves will take place the day after tomorrow, awaiting its little brother, Paris-Tours, in France next week. Its little brother because the two races share the same nickname The race of the falling leaves since the two classics take place early in the autumn.

    The description of the Tour of Lombardy 2015 race route

    After the start in Bergamo, the riders will go off south towards kilometer 0 on the SS42 and they'll follow a circuit via Verdello, Mornico Al Serio, Casazza, the climb of the Colle Gallo (7.43 km at 6%) and Alzano Lombardo before they come back to Bergamo.

    Via the feeding zone in San Sosimo they'll continue west before they turn north towards the climb of the Colle Brianza and ride on on a road on the other side of the lake of the former finish city of the race, Lecco. Via Valmadrera, they'll go back south towards Oggiono where they'll continue their trip westwards before they again continue north, towards the feeding zone in Onno.

    Going back from Bellagio, they'll get on a new mountaineous part of the race: they'll first climb the usual Madonna del Ghisallo (754 meters) where they'll find the mythical church of the patroness of cyclists. This climb is 8.58 km long for a 532 meters altitude difference and an average steepness of 6.2% (maximum climb of 14% early in the climb).

    After the descent, the riders will get on the climb of the Muro di Sormano which reaches an altitude of 1,124 meters and which is made up of a first part of the climb of 5.1 km at 6.4% followed by the real "wall" of 1.92 km at 15.8% with a maximum climb going up to 25 and even 27%.

    The descent of this "wall" down to the Como lake and a flat part following the lake will be followed by a new final part of the race which contains two other climbs. Indeed, after a first visit of Como, the riders will climb towards Civiglio (4.2 kilometers at 9.7%) after which they descend via Ponzate before they come back in Como and continue with the final climb towards San Fermo della Battaglia (397 meters altitude for a 195 meters climb and an average steepness of 7.2% [maximum climb of 10% towards the end of the climb]) which summit will be at only 5.3 kilometers from the finish line which will thus be drawn at the Lungo Lario Trento in Como.

    Before they get there, the riders will descend, via two tunnels, until one kilometer from the finish. They'll have a last left turn at 600 meters from the finish line before we know the winner of this 109th edition, who will succeed Dan Martin!

    The Tour of Lombardy 2015 race route on Google Maps, the time- and route schedule and the profile of the race

    Hereunder you'll find the Tour of Lombardy 2015 race route on Google Maps, its profile and time- and route schedule. Click on the images to open them:
    The time- and route schedule of the Tour of Lombardy 2015 The profile of the Tour of Lombardy 2015 The map with the race route of the Tour of Lombardy 2015 on Google Maps

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    The Tour of Lombardy 2015 race route in Google Earth

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    The Tour of Lombardy 2015 race route

    by Thomas Vergouwen
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  1. Good luck Peter Sagan. Be good to see the World Champion winning.

    | rob wright | sunday 04 October 2015 at 10:27:18

  2. Les favoris étaient au taquet et on a eu droit à une belle course de mouvement ! Comme quoi, pour avoir une belle course, il faut un parcours qui présente des opportunités mais il faut aussi un tempérament. Les Valverde, Rodriguez et autres Gilbert peuvent prendre des notes.

    | Freddy | sunday 04 October 2015 at 19:44:42

  3. Bonjour.

    100% d'accord avec Freddy sur l'analyse du Giro di Lombardia.
    Le parcours, ainsi dessiné, offre de belles opportunités avec une succession de montées dans une très bonne séquence :
    - Ghisallo pour "user" et permettre une première course de mouvements
    - "Muro" qui fait exploser, révèle les faiblesses, et amplifie l'usure"
    - Civiglio en "pivot" décisif (montée/descente)
    - final avec le San Fermo peut encore tout remettre en question.

    Beau tempérament de Nibali, avec (une fois encore) une grosse équipe Astana !

    Je suis/reste convaincu que les organisateurs de grands Tours (Vuelta et Giro sont moins visés) feraient preuve d'intelligence en programmant des étapes de ce type en substitutions des sempiternelles courses de cotes.
    Y a pas photo niveau spectacle.

    J'ai suivi toutes les grandes courses d'un jour, et bon nombre d'épreuves de la "Coupe de France" (quelques belles "joutes") en 2015.
    Si je devais accorder une "mention", ce serait (sans hésitation) pour ce Tour de Lombardie et les "Strade Bianche" en mars.
    Inversément, le Tour des Flandres, Liège-Bastogne-Liège, et meme (depuis 2/3 ans) Paris-Roubaix se jouent de plus en plus à la marge quand jadis ils produisaient de gros écarts.
    J'invite les organisateurs à "revoir leur copie", meme si au final les vainqueurs ne sont pas contestés.

    Ciao.

    | André | monday 05 October 2015 at 8:24:22

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