Chaves pips Rosa to become 1st Colombian to win Il Lomardia

BY foxsports • October 1, 2016

BERGAMO, Italy (AP) Esteban Chaves became the first Colombian to win Il Lombardia on Saturday, snatching victory from Diego Rosa of Italy by less than a bike wheel.

Rosa looked set for a surprise victory after launching his sprint with 250 meters to go, but Chaves came from behind to claim his first Monument win, crossing the line to a huge sigh of disappointment from the Italian fans.

Another Colombian, Rigoberto Uran, was third in the final classic of the season, a challenging 241-kilometer (150-mile) route from Como to Bergamo, featuring 4,400 meters of climbing.

Romain Bardet, who had been part of the lead quartet, crossed the line fourth, six seconds slower, with the chase group a minute further back.

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