Can I watch Il Lombardia on GCN+?
Yes! Live coverage of Il Lombardia is available to GCN+ subscribers worldwide excluding New Zealand. Coverage in France is powered by Eurosport. A full on-demand replay will also be available in the same territories. You can check out the full list of races available in your country for 2022 here.
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What and when can I watch?
Live racing: GCN+ subscribers in the above territories can watch Il Lombardia on the GCN app or via the web player.
Start time (BST)
Start time (CEST)
Il Lombardia - 8th October
Short highlights: We will have short highlights available of Il Lombardia. These highlights are available worldwide for all subscribers.
Extended highlights: Our extended highlights for the race will be available to subscribers worldwide, excluding New Zealand.
How can I watch Il Lombardia highlights?
All of these highlights can be found:
- In the GCN app or our web player by clicking on the Race TV section and then scrolling down to the relevant highlights.
How can I watch Il Lombardia live on GCN+?
You can watch Il Lombardia on:
- A mobile in the GCN app on Android (download here) and iOS (download here)
- Casting via Chromecast is supported on Android and iOS
- Casting via AirPlay is supported on iOS
- Connected devices including:
- Amazon Fire Stick
- Samsung TV (compatible with 2018 models and newer.)
- Android TV
- Apple TV
- Our web player (here)
About Il Lombardia
Il Lombardia is one of the oldest and most prestigious races in Italy and the final event in the esteemedTrittico di Autunno, or the ‘Autumn treble’, which includes its sister races Milano-Torino and Gran Piemonte. It’s also the fifth and final Monument of the cycling season and, arguably, the most evocative and visually arresting of the lot.
The first edition of Il Lombardia was held in 1905, making it older than both the Giro d’Italia and Milano-Sanremo, two of Italy’s most historic bike races. It’s also one of the few races on the calendar to experience very little interruption over the course of its lifetime. In fact, only two editions have ever been cancelled in the race’s history, in 1943 and 1944 due to World War II.
Now on its 116th edition, the race is well established as one of cycling’s Monument Classics. Despite the route changing countless times over the course of its history, the race has developed a reputation for sending riders up some of the most feared and fabled climbs in the sport of cycling - like the Madonna del Ghisallo, Muro di Sormano and Civiglio, climbs that are heavenly to watch riders struggle up from afar, but truly hellish to ride yourself.
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