Il Lombardia - Race Overview

Esteban Chaves concluded his incredible 2016 season with a magnificent victory in the 110th edition of II Lombardia, writing his name into the history books as the first Colombian to ever win a monument. 

The impressive victory today comes after a strong run of form this year, including two Grand Tour podiums at the Giro d'Italia and Vuelta a España, and provides ORICA-BikeExchange with their second monument this season following Australian Mathew Hayman's win at Paris-Roubaix.

The 241kilometre action-packed race saw Chaves dominate on the climbs, attacking at the base of the penultimate climb, the Selvino, to created a leading group of four riders battling it out for victory.

With patience and confidence, Chaves launched out of the wheels in the final moments to take out a three-up sprint.

"It was a dream for me to win Il Lombardia,” explained Chaves after his victory. “I can't believe I've won this race. This is a monument."

Read the full report here.

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Esteban Chaves (COL) - ORICA-BikeExchange 6:26:36
2 Diego Rosa (ITA) - Astana Pro Team ST
3 Rigoberto Uran (COL) - Cannondale-Drapac ST
4 Romain Bardet (FRA) - AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:06
5 Davide Villella (ITA) - Cannondale-Drapac 0:01:19
6 Alejandro Valverde (SPA) - Movistar Team 0:01:24
7 Robert Gesink (NED) - Team LottoNl-Jumbo 0:01:24
8 Warren Barguil (FRA) - Team Giant-Alpecin 0:01:24
9 Alessandro De Marchi (ITA) - BMC Racing Team 0:01:24
10 Pierre-Roger Latour (FRA) - AG2R La Mondiale 0:01:24
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
1 Esteban Chaves (COL) - ORICA-BikeExchange 6:26:36
43 Carlos Verona (SPA) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:15:51