The WorldTour season draws to a close on Saturday October 8 with the final Monument of 2022, Il Lombardia.
Cyclingnews will have race reports, analysis and news in the lead-up, during, and after the race as a host of big names head to Italy to take on the ‘classic of the falling leaves’.
Il Lombardia will be broadcast live around Europe and the rest of the world – you can find out how to watch the race wherever you are with our handy guide and with ExpressVPN (opens in new tab).
Reigning champion Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) will be back looking to defend his title, though there will be plenty of challengers to his crown in Como.
Pogačar will be joined by Vuelta a España podium finisher and teammate Juan Ayuso, while his Tour de France rival Jonas Vingegaard will lead the Jumbo-Visma squad and looks set to be the strongest challenger to the Slovenian.
Ineos Grenadiers will be led by Adam Yates, Carlos Rodríguez, and Dani Martínez as the British team put out a strong squad for the climbing Monument. Bora-Hansgrohe also have a deep line-up with Aleksandr Vlasov, Jai Hindley, and Sergio Higuita leading the way.
The day will also mark the racing farewells of former double champion Vincenzo Nibali (Astana Qazaqstan) and three-time runner-up Alejandro Valverde (Movistar). The veterans will be joined at the start by Miguel Angel López and Enric Mas, respectively.
Elsewhere, former World Champion Julian Alaphilippe (QuickStep-AlphaVinyl) is taking part. Other riders to look out for include 2019 winner Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo), Michael Woods, Dylan Teuns (Israel-Premier Tech), Mikel Landa, Jack Haig (Bahrain Victorious), and David Gaudu (Groupama-FDJ).
Read on for all the information on how to watch Il Lombardia 2022. Check out the route details here.
How to watch Il Lombardia
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Il Lombardia will be broadcast in the United Kingdom and around Europe on GCN+ (opens in new tab)(opens in new tab) and Eurosport – via Discovery+ (opens in new tab)(opens in new tab). GCN+ will also air the race in the USA, Canada, and Australia.
A subscription to Discovery+ costs £6.99/$9.15 per month, or £59.99/$78.51 for a 12-month pass. A year’s subscription to GCN+ costs £39.99/$45.35 while a monthly subscription is £6.99/$7.93.
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