Eurosport will be broadcasting the final Monument of the season on Saturday, with live coverage of Il Lombardia


Il Lombardia, the Autumn Monument, pits many of the peloton’s best climbers and puncheurs against each other on a hilly course, travelling 254km between Como and Bergamo.

The winners of eight of the past nine editions of The Race of the Falling Leaves will be on the start lie on Saturday, with defending champion Vincenzo Nibali the only one not present.

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Dan Martin, the winner in 2014 when the race last finished in Bergamo, will line up for Etixx-Quick Step, while Joaquim Rodriguez has put retirement on hold to try and repeat his wins of 2012 and 2013.

The Home of Cycling will be showing the race once again, with three hours of live coverage broadcast on Eurosport 1 on Saturday afternoon If you’re feeling nostalgic you can even watch the highlights of the 2015 race immediately beforehand.

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Il Lombardia live TV guide

Saturday, October 1

13.30-16.15, Il Lombardia Live, Eurosport 1/Eurosport 1HD