Vincenzo Nibali turns his torrid season around in Lombardy

Vincenzo Nibali saves his best to last at Il Lombardia after an off-colour performance at the Tour de France and disqualification at the Vuelta a España

Vincenzo Nibali on the podium after winning the 2015 Il Lombardia

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Italian Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) turned his 2015 season around on the lakeside in Como by winning Il Lombardia today. Nibali, 2014 Tour de France victor, attacked on the climb of Civiglio, soloed clear on the descent and held off his rivals by 21 seconds.

Spaniard Daniel Moreno (Katusha) placed second and Frenchman Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) was further back, at 32 seconds.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.