Today the The last monument of the course, the Giro de Lombardia, with which the 2021 World Tour concludes. Primoz Roglic, top scorer of the season (tied at 13 wins with his teammate Wout van Aert), arrives in full swing after winning this week’s Milan-Turin . The race will be presented again as a duel between the Slovenian and Deceuninck, which will line up the world champion, Julian Alaphilippe, Joao Almeida, Fausto Masnada… and Remco Evenepoel, who also won the Bernocchi Cup last Monday. Tadej Pogacar, the powerful Trek of the champions Vincenzo Nibali (2015 and 2017) and Bauke Mollema (2019), Thibaut Pinot (winner in 2018) or the Yates appear in the contenders’ pools, just like the fireproof Alejandro Valverde. The 41-year-old from Murcia will close the campaign this afternoon with the intention of scoring his first Lombardy (he finished second three times). In 2022 it will continue at the foot of the canyon. Jakob Fuglsang will not defend a title.
The layout of this edition will offer seven heights along its demanding 239 kilometers: the Madonna del Ghisallo, Roncola, Berbenno, Dossena, Zambla Alta, Passo di Ganda and Colle Aperto, this last climb three km from the finish line in Bergamo. The Colle Aperto, just over a kilometer at 7.9%, has ramps above 10% and cobbled sections in the medieval upper town. Good wickers. It only remains for the cyclists to put the clasp.