Tag: Il Lombardia

One from the vaults: Postcard from Il Lombardia

Tomorrow sees the 116th running of Il Lombardia, one of the five monuments, raced around northern Italy. It’s a race we’ve watched live a number of times. Here we’re revisiting our first attendance at the race in 2015. Last week-end was my beloved’s and… Continue Reading “One from the vaults: Postcard from Il Lombardia”

One from the vaults: Postcard from Como

Although we’ve not visited for a few years, in the past we’ve gone to watch the last so-called Classic bike race of the season around the wonderful Lake Como in early October. Here’s a re-run of our trip in 2016. One of the many… Continue Reading “One from the vaults: Postcard from Como”

Missing Il Lombardia

Yesterday, was the race of the falling leaves, one of the five Monuments (major Classics races) of the cycling season. We should’ve been there enjoying the live racing, drinking Aperol Spritzs in some of our favourite cafes and appreciating the wonderful scenery. We weren’t… Continue Reading “Missing Il Lombardia”

Falling leaves

We were recently in Como to watch what I regard as the last race of the cycling season, Il Lombardia, also known as the race of falling leaves. The weather was glorious and while there were fallen leaves most of these were dead from… Continue Reading “Falling leaves”

Postcard from Il Lombardia

Last week-end was my beloved’s and my maiden Il Lombardia. We’ve visited and cycled in the area many timesĀ but never watched the race live. This year’s edition kicked off in Bergamo, a delightfully historic town with some truly memorable architecture, great shops and restaurantsĀ –… Continue Reading “Postcard from Il Lombardia”