The last Monument of the year, the Tour of Lombardy, took place in Northern Italy today. There were no less than six climbs and 4000 metres of vertical elevation on the menu of the 247 kilometres course. Ballerini and Van Rensburg attacked right after the start and the duo was joined by De Negri, Hofstede, Le Turnier and Rota a few kilometres further. The peloton seemed happy with the composition of the group, which was granted a maximum advantage of 12’. The peloton picked up the pace on the first climb of the day, the Colle Gallo, and the front group’s advantage consequently dropped to 6’50’’. Cherel, De Plus and Roglic attacked on the steep slopes of the Madonna del Ghisallo and they quickly caught the breakaway. Cherel came first at the top of the Muro di Sormano but the peloton was not far behind. Bilbao Lopez, De Marchi and Gilbert attacked with 35 kilometers to go and they quickly reeled Cherel in. Nibali and Pinot accelerated on the Civiglio and put an end to the four-man breakaway. Nibali proved to be faster than Pinot in the downhill and the Italian went on on his own. Nibali even increased his advantage on the San Fermo della Battaglia and soloed to victory, while Pinot was caught by the peloton. Alaphilippe and Moscon finished second and third respectively. Tim Wellens came home in 20th position.