Fuglsang wins his second Monument at Il Lombardia

Jakob Fuglsang raced to a solo victory in the Il Lombardia after Remco Evenepoel was taken to hospital following a frightening crash into a ravine on Saturday.

The Belgian prodigy went over a bridge barrier during a descent but was “alive and conscious”, Italian television station RAI reported.

“Remco Evenepoel has been tended to by the doctors and is now taken to the hospital with the ambulance,” his Deceuninck-Quick-Step said in a statement.

Fuglsang went solo in the climb up to San Fermo della Battaglia and never looked back. The 35-year-old who won Liege-Bastogne-Liege in 2019 timed his attack to perfection as he dropped George Bennett (Jumbo Visma) with around 6km to go and doubled his tally of monument wins in the process.

“I felt good but you never know how the others feel. I saw George Bennett was strong and he’d won a couple of days ago,” Fuglsang said.

“In the finale I told myself to wait for the sprint, I thought that I could beat him [Bennett] but when he attacked a second time I decided to go myself and he faded.”

Bennett held out for second place, 31 seconds behind the Dane, while Astana took their second slot on the podium with Aleksandr Vlasov in third.




Il Lombardia 2020 results:

1Jakob Fuglsang (Astana)

5:32:54

2George Bennett (Jumbo-Visma)

+31”

3Aleksandr Vlasov (Astana)

+51”

4Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo)

+01’19”

5Giulio Ciccone (Trek-Segafredo)

+01’40”

6Vincenzo Nibali (Trek-Segafredo)

+03’31”

7Maximilian Schachmann (Bora-hansgrohe)

+04’31”

8Diego Ulissi (UAE Team Emirates)

+05’20”

9Ben Hermans (Israel Start-Up Nation)

+06’00”

10Mathieu Van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix)

+06’28”

11Alessandro De Marchi (CCC)

+06’51”

12Antwan Tolhoek (Jumbo-Visma)

+08’15”

13Richard Carapaz (Team Ineos)

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14Simon Clarke (EF Pro Cycling)

+10’05”

15Jesus Herrada (Cofidis)

+10’09”

16Dario Cataldo (Movistar)

+10’18”

17Ruben Guerreiro (EF Pro Cycling)

+10’25”

18Lorenzo Rota (Vini Zabu’ KTM)

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19Wilco Kelderman (Team Sunweb)

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20Simon Geschke (CCC)

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