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Tour of Lombardy 2010 – Phil Gilbert Again!

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Gilbert was excellent today in the Tour of Lombardy 2010. Scarponi was very good and Nibali showed grinta; especially given that he rode and won at San Luis, Argentina way back in January.

Our pal Viktor reckons that the lead group were glad to let Lastras go to get third spot; it saved them the trouble of worrying about the sprint – maybe he’s right?

195 starters and 34 finishers says it all – cold, wet, mist, low cloud and a lot of guys keen to end their season.

We flew out on the Friday and spent the night in Bergamo – the ‘new’ town.

The old ‘Alta’ or ‘high town’ is lovely, perched on the hill top with narrow cobbled streets and beautiful old shops and bars – but we couldn’t get a room up there.