Il Lombardia - Race Overview

Colombian Esteban Chaves has been hampered by cramps within the final eight kilometres of Il Lombardia having ridden himself into serious contention in the final monument of the 2015 season.

Chaves, who returned to racing after his breakthrough fifth place at the Vuelta a Espana, put in an attack to chase sole leader Vincenzo Nibali (Astana Pro Team) at the start of the final climb but immediately dropped out of contention.

Nibali went on to win, Chaves holding on bravely for eighth place as ORICA-GreenEDGE’s top finisher.

“Top ten in one race in really good,” Chaves said. “But when you stay really close to first position and you can’t win, it’s disappointing.”

Read the full report here.

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) - Astana Pro Team 6:16:28
2 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (SPA) - Team Katusha 0:00:21
3 Thibaut Pinot (FRA) - FDJ.fr 0:00:32
4 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (SPA) - Movistar Team 0:00:46
5 Diego Rosa (ITA) - Astana Pro Team 0:00:46
6 Mikel Nieve Ituralde (SPA) - Team Sky 0:00:46
7 Tony Gallopin (FRA) - Lotto Soudal 0:00:56
8 Jhoan Esteban Chaves Rubio (COL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:56
9 Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (COL) - Team Sky 0:00:56
10 Gianluca Brambilla (ITA) - Etixx - Quick-Step 0:01:10
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
8 Jhoan Esteban Chaves Rubio (COL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:56
18 Simon Yates (GBR) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:04:25
56 Adam Yates (GBR) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:11:58
76 Christian Meier (CAN) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:19:49
88 Jens Keukeleire (BEL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:19:49