Tour of Lombardy 2013: The contenders

Tour of Lombardy 2012, Rodriguez leads

Just a week after the men's road championships road race in Florence, many of the same riders line-up for the Tour of Lombardy on Sunday, October 6.

Rui Costa (Movistar) will make his debut in the rainbow jersey of world champion, and one of his last appearances for Movistar before switching to Lampre-Merida next season.

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Stephen Puddicombe is a freelance journalist for Cycling Weekly, who regularly contributes to our World Tour racing coverage with race reports, news stories, interviews and features. Outside of cycling, he also enjoys writing about film and TV - but you won't find much of that content embedded into his CW articles.