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The 2010 Giro di Lombardia was the 104th edition of this single-day classic cycling race, colloquially known as the "Race of the Falling Leaves". The event took place 16 October 2010. It was the final event of the 2010 UCI World Ranking and the final major event of the 2010 road racing season. The race was 260 kilometres (160 mi) long from its start in Milano to its finish in Como.

Giro di Lombardia
2010 UCI World Ranking, race 26 of 26
Race details
Dates16 October
Stages1
Distance260 km (161.6 mi)
Results
  Winner  Philippe Gilbert (BEL) (Omega Pharma–Lotto)
  Second  Michele Scarponi (ITA) (Androni Giocattoli)
  Third  Pablo Lastras (ESP) (Caisse d'Epargne)
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Notable features of this race include that it runs around picturesque Lake Como in Northern Italy and includes the Madonna del Ghisallo climb (511 m of elevation gain). At the top of this climb sits the shrine of Madonna del Ghisallo (the patron saint of cyclists) that contains a large amount of cycling memorabilia. After the Madonna del Ghisallo, a new climb, the Colma di Sormano (1124 m altitude) is included in the route, replacing the Civiglio climb.

TeamsEdit

ResultsEdit

Cyclist Team Time UCI World Ranking
points
1   Philippe Gilbert (BEL) Omega Pharma–Lotto 6h 46' 33" 100
2   Michele Scarponi (ITA) Androni Giocattoli + 12" 80
3   Pablo Lastras (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne + 55" 70
4   Jakob Fuglsang (DEN) Team Saxo Bank + 1' 08" 60
5   Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) Liquigas–Doimo + 1' 08" 50
6   Samuel Sánchez (ESP) Euskaltel–Euskadi + 1' 12" 40
7   Mikel Nieve (ESP) Euskaltel–Euskadi + 2' 07" 30
8   Mauro Santambrogio (ITA) BMC Racing Team + 3' 01" 20
9   Carlos Barredo (ESP) Quick-Step + 3' 25" 10
10   Giampaolo Caruso (ITA) Team Katusha + 3' 50" 4

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