This is a small tribute to the "Giro di Lombardia" and its mythical climb of the "Colma di Sormano", more popularly known by the name "Muro di Sormano". This year's 242 km one-day-race was celebrated the 6th of October and runned through the cities of Bergamo and Lecco in the region of Lombardy (Italy). It is also known as the "Race of the falling leaves" and, being even older than the "Giro d'Italia", it is considered one of the "5 Monuments of Cycling". With regards to the "Muro di Sormano", it is a 2 km climb with an average gradient of 17% and a maximum of 25% in which the riders have to ascend 280 m. A real fright for the peloton! The rain was present at this 107th edition and finally it was the Catalan rider from Katusha, Joaquim Rodriguez, who took the victory in Lecco. What a wonderful way to say goodbye to the 2013 European cycling calendar. Hope you like it!
by © Alberthers