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Saturday, October 8, 2022
Saturday, October 8, 2022
Mikel Landa occupies third place in this Tour of Lombardy.
🚴🏼Victory for Tadej Pogacar!!!
Mas throws first, but the Slovenian was the strongest, as expected.
1.5 km – Landa is 8 seconds behind, Mas watches his compatriot before the sprint.
There are only two kilometers left in this Tour of Lombardy!
2.6 kilometers – Mas collaborates with Pogacar and tries to get at least 2nd place.
3.2 km – Attention Landa is not far from coming back, he is 9 seconds away. Above all, it threatens the very probable 2nd place of Mas.
4km: it’s hard to see how Pogacar couldn’t beat Mas in the sprint.
5km – Landa is now 14 seconds behind the leading duo.
🔴 5.5 km: AGAINST POGACAR but the two riders balance side by side at the top of this last difficulty of the day.
🔴 5.7km – Landa comes back and MORE ATTACK AGAIN!
🔴 6.1 km – ATTACK MORE! Landa jumps immediately, Pogacar follows easily.
6.6 km: the three protagonists do not mark a great rhythm. No broker wants to be countered.
6.9 km – Carlos Rodríguez and Sergio Higuita form a first countergroup 34 seconds behind the leading trio.
🔴 7.7km: We attack the last ascent of this Tour of Lombardy!
9km: we attend a boulevard towards a Pogacar victory. We don’t see how Mas or Landa could beat him in the sprint. The Slovenian looks too strong to disengage on the last climb. Behind, the counter group is 44 seconds away.
9.7km: Landa and Pogacar make an effort to keep their distance. But no relay passes.
12 kilometers – Landa took the lead of the trio on the descent. The Spanish seem comfortable.
13.5 km: Counter pool is now at 38 seconds, it will be hard to get into.
🔴 14.2 km – A LOT OF PRESSURE FROM POGACAR ON THE DOWNHILL! It’s risky because the Slovenian is the fastest three in the sprint.
🔴 15km – The Civiglio is over and Landa has just returned!
16.5km: Landa is about to return, he is only three seconds behind the leading duo.
17.1km: Higuita clings to Bardet, the two men are a little ahead of the rest of the group. They are 26 seconds behind the Mas-Pogacar duo.
17.5 km: Landa exceeded 8 seconds, but the opposing group reduced the gap to 23 seconds now.
17.8km: Bardet leads the group against, tries to make the effort to come back.
18.1km: He falls behind, Landa is only 7 seconds away and the opposing group is 34 seconds behind the leading duo!
18.2km: the hand in hand between Mas and Pogacar surpassed Landa, fallen.
18.4km: Mas attacks, and Pogacar against! The two runners are still side by side.
18.6 km: Mikel Landa managed to return to the leading duo. Yates and Bardet are a bit further.
18.9km: Only Enric Mas managed to follow Tadej Pogacar’s attack!
🔴 19km: Pogacar attack!!! Vinegaard is trapped!
19.2km: Acceleration by Davide Formolo, we prepare Pogacar’s attack.
🔴 19.4 km: BARGUIL LAUNCHES HIS TURN! Huge skim!
🔴 19.9 km: It’s over for Nibali too! The Messina Shark will not win in the last race of his career.
🔴 20 km: IT’S OVER FOR JULIAN ALAPHILIPPE! The Frenchman lets go, he will not win this Tour of Lombardy.
20 kilometers – Damiano Caruso will not win. The Italian is dropped by the platoon.
20 kilometers – Let’s go for the Civiglio (4.2 km at 9.7%). Wilco Kelderman is already fired.
24 km – There are 3.5 km left before the start of the Civiglio climb, where we run the risk of seeing attacks from the favourites.
27 km – Vingegaard is not very well placed, he is in the middle of the pack with Rudy Molard.
28 km – He gets stuck for Alexis Vuillermoz and Guillaume Martin at the back of the pack. It’s also difficult for Quentin Pacher.
29 km – Joao Almeida has regained his place at the front of the peloton and is setting the pace.
🔴 31 km – FRONT BREAK!! A group of 25 horsemen broke away, a few hundred meters from the foot of the Civiglio.
31 km – The Quick Step points the tip of his nose to the front of the pack. There is little chance of seeing attacks before the rise of Civiglio.
38 km – Small mechanical problem for Tao Geoghegan Hart. The Briton from Ineos changes bikes and quickly leaves.
More than 40 kilometers to cover in this Tour of Lombardy.
40 kilometers – DSM, Movistar and Bora-Hansgrohe join UAE Emirates at the head of the pack. The pace appears to have slowed given the number of runners coming back after being eliminated earlier.
41 km – Astana has not won a one-day World Tour race since 2020.
43 km – Despite the pace imposed by Almeida, many riders who descended from the Madonna del Ghisallo rejoin the peloton, such as Aurélien Paret-Peintre, present in the morning breakaway. However, they should quickly explode in the Civiglio.
46 km – Joao Almeida continues to lead the peloton and imposes a great pace on the flat. At the moment Pogacar, Vingegaard, Alaphilippe, Bardet, Barguil, Nibali and Valverde are still there.
52 km – The racing tactics of the Jumbo Visma may seem surprising. Vingegaard’s lieutenants have worn themselves out for nothing and gone. On the contrary, the UAE monopolizes the first six places in the pack.
55 km – The peloton is now on the descent of the Madonna del Ghisallo. A released time, Julian Alaphilippe managed to pick up. But it could be difficult at the Civiglio…
60 km – Julian Alaphilippe is not at his best. He fell back to the rear of the pack and his body language conveyed some pain. It’s not a good sign, there are still two hours of racing left.
🔴 61 km – TEAM UAE TAKES THE RACE IN HAND! Joao Almeida’s great acceleration hurts everyone.
61 km – There are still 2km to climb and Harper (Jumbo-Visma) has pulled away. Sam Oomen is also in the thick. Vingegaard finds himself without a partner for the rest.
⚪ Valverde – Nibali, the end of a cycle
⚪ Alexis Vuillermoz will have to be smart to shine
65 km – There are no attacks to report at Madonna del Ghisallo at this time.
🔴 66 km – MOHORIC IS NO LONGER! The Slovenian also falls behind the peloton.
🔴 67 km – IT’S HARD FOR BETTIOL! The Italian was one of the strangers, but the platoon dropped him.
67 km – Jonas Vingegaard only has two companions by his side. However, it is the Jumbo Visma that leads the pack.
68 km – Tadej Pogacar seems comfortable, in the first positions of the peloton. There are six cyclists from Team UAE Emirates at the front.
68 km – The Jumbo Visma does a great job on this Madonna del Ghisallo. Many riders are dropped by the peloton.
😪 A classic as a farewell to Nibali and Valverde
The Tiburón de Messina disputes the last race of his career, like Alejandro Valverde. The Italian leaves the roads with four Grand Tours to his name, the Spaniard with a Vuelta and a world champion title.
🔴 70 kilometers – Grouped platoon! Now there is no escape in this Tour of Lombardy. It’s not a surprise. The chances of the escapees surviving were very, very slim.
❌ Domenico Pozzovivo retired
The Italian veteran (39) also suffered a fall 130 km from the finish. Wanty Gobert’s jockey didn’t go away.
Another eight seconds to go for the ten fugitives, taken from the foot of Madonna del Ghisallo.
😪 Sad career ending for Mikel Nieve
The Spaniard suffered a serious crash 154 km from the finish line and was unable to retake the start. It was the last race of his career.
🚴🏼 The composition of the getaway
Two Frenchmen are at the front: Kenny Elissonde (Trek Segafredo) and Aurélien Paret-Peintre (AG2R Citroen). They are joined by Alessandro De Marchi (Israel Premier Tech), Lawson Craddock (Bike Exchange), Simone Ravanelli (Drone Hopper), Luca Covili (Bardiani CSF), Christian Scaroni (Astana), Davide Bais (Eolo Kometa), Alex Tolio (Bardiani) and Natnael Tesfatsion (Drone Hopper).
⚪ Career update
There are still 80 km of race to go before reaching Come. Ten runaways are at the front and have a 30” advantage over the rest of the pack, which has controlled the race well from the start. They won’t go all the way and should resume soon.
⚡ Who will succeed Tadej Pogacar ?
The Slovenian is one of the big favorites for this 2022 edition. He will be faced by the winner of the last Tour de France Jonas Vingegaard, who took a long break after his coronation in Paris. Julian Alaphilippe and Valentin Madouas will also have their cards to play on the French side.
👊 Last monument of the season
The Dead Leaves Classic is the last big race of the season, fifteen days after the World Championships in Wollongong that crowned Remco Evenepoel. The Belgian is not present this Saturday on Italian roads.
👋 Hello everyone
Welcome to this live broadcast to follow the Tour of Lombardy. The participants left at 10:10 from Bergamo and will arrive in Como in the afternoon.
Who will succeed Tadej Pogacar in the Tour of Lombardy winners? Perhaps the Slovenian himself. In any case, the Team UAE Emirates rider advances as one of the favorites of the Dead Leaf Classic, which starts this Saturday, October 8 (10:10 a.m.) in Bergamo and will see the participants arrive in Como at the end of a journey of 253 km on Italian roads.
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As in the last Tour de France, we could see an explanation between Pogacar and Jonas Vingegaard. But after his coronation in Paris, the first of a grand tour, the Dane took a long break. Too long, perhaps. Engaged in the Tour of Croatia last week, Matej Mohoric deprived him of victory by a small second. The Tour of Lombardy is his true recovery race but doubts about his form are legitimate.
Farewell race for Nibali and Valverde
The French could well take advantage of it, starting with Julian Alaphilippe. The former iridescent jersey holder won his time trial and was able to compete at the World Championships in Wollongong, Australia. But he could only see the superiority of the Belgian Remco Evenepoel. He will undoubtedly thirst for revenge on the Lombard slopes. Valentin Madouas, Warren Barguil and Romain Bardet can also be cited among the outsiders.
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This race will also be an opportunity to say goodbye to two great names in cycling, Vincenzo Nibali and Alejandro Valverde. The Italian and the Spanish will compete this Saturday, October 8, in the last race of their very long career. El Requín de Messin got out of the way with four Grand Tours, El Bala with one Tour and a Spanish champion jersey.
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