The UCI Europe Tour is headed to Italy as the last of the five ‘Monuments’ of the season is about to start with the leading road cyclists across the world. Let us find out the schedule, how to watch, routes, and teams of the Tour of Lombardy 2022.
The Tour of Lombardy, officially known as the Il Lombardia, was first held in 1905. It is a road race part of the UCI World Tour and also one of the last races of the season. Arguably the most prestigious cycling event in the world, the Giro di Lombardia has always appealed to the best teams, along with the best riders. This year, the 116th edition of the ‘Race of the Falling Leaves’ is no different.
The defending champion is Tadej Pogačar, who looks forward to repeating the feat this year and become the 49th rider to win three monuments. Other than him, many world-class riders are also on the list. The one name that stands out has to be Jonas Vingegaard. The track of Lombardy suits the style of racer Vingegaard is. Domenico Pozzovivo, Alejandro Valverde, Julian Alaphilippe,Vincenzo Nibali are some other racers to keep an eye on.
On the other hand, the best teams to be in Lombardy right now are UAE Team Emirates and Jumbo Visma. They are number 1 and 2 in the world rankings currently. Multiple other teams from the highest stage World Tour rankings- Israel Premier-Tech, Movistar, INEOS Grenadiers are also participating.
With such a highly competitive starting list, the event is bound to be exciting. Every rider and their team is more focused than usual as they want to finish the season on a good note by winning this esteemed race with history over a hundred years.
When is the event taking place?
The Tour of Lombardy 2022 is set to start on Saturday, the 8th of October. This is a one-day race.
Tour of Lombardy 2022 Schedule:
The complete schedule of the 2022 Tour of Lombardy with start and finish time is provider below:
- Date: Saturday, October 8, 2022
- Start Time: 10:10 a.m. CET
- Finish Time: 17:00 p.m. CET
How to watch Tour of Lombardy 2022?
The event 2022 will be accessible to the residents of Europe via Eurosport and GCN+. Keep an eye on the channel to watch all the action from the Tour of Lombardy 2022.
GCN+ will also broadcast the race in the USA, Canada, and Australia.
Tour of Lombardy 2022 Routes and Distances:
The route of Il Lombardia has always been challenging. It underwent some more changes this year. The total distance is 253km which consists of a total ascent of around 5,000 meters. This tough race of multiple climbs starts in Bergamo and ends in Como.
A total of 25 teams are participating in the Tour of Lombardy 2022. Each team consists of 7 riders. Out of the 25 teams, 18 are in the rankings of the UCI World Tour. You can check out the complete list of the teams and their members from here.