Where: Lombardy, Italy
When: October 7, 2017
Rank: UCI WorldTour

Il Lombardia – previously known as the Tour of Lombardy or Giro di Lombardia – is the final Monument of the five in the cycling season and is traditionally the last major outing for the peloton before they take their off-season break.

Running since 1905, it is the Classic with fewest interruptions in its lifetime, with only the 1943 and 1944 editions having to be scrapped because of the war, meaning the ‘race of the falling leaves’, which takes place in the Lombardy region of Italy, is now in its 111th edition in 2017.

Esteban Chaves (Orica-BikeExchange) won the 2016 edition of the race, sprinting from a breakaway group including Diego Rosa (Astana) and compatriot Rigoberto Uran (Cannondale-Drapac).

Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) used his incredible descending skills and knowledge of the course to escape from his rivals to win the 2015 edition of Il Lombardia.

The impressive roll call of winners includes the likes of Fausto Coppi, Eddy Merckx, Tom Simpson and Sean Kelly. Italian Coppi holds the record number of victories, having taken five during his career.

Since the Worlds were moved from summer to autumn in 1995, Lombardy is more often than not the first place the new road race world champion gets to show off his rainbow jersey for the first time.

Il Lombardia 2017 profile

Key info: TV guide | Start list

From Nibali's prowess to the horrible crashes, we analyse the top talking points from a memorable edition of Il Lombardia which gave a home victory.

Eurosport will be broadcasting the final Monument of the season on Saturday, October 7, with live coverage of Il Lombardia

Full list of riders taking part in the 2016 edition of Il Lombardia in Italy on Saturday, October 1

Full look ahead to the final WorldTour race and final Monument of the 2016 season, Il Lombardia in Italy on Saturday, October 1