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Gallery: The Shark shows his teeth around Lake Como

The peloton was greeted to a beautiful day around Lake Como for the 2017 edition of Il Lombardia.
2017  Il Lombardia — Bergamo Start
Clear skies greeted the peloton for the start of the 111th edition of Il Lombardia on Saturday in Bergamo. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
2017  Il Lombardia — Bergamo Landscape
Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
2017  Il Lombardia — Italian Flag
With a cluster of fall Italian Classics, the end of the cycling season is filled with pink and the tri-color of the Italian flag. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
2017  Il Lombardia — Landscape
A six-rider breakaway dominated the opening hours of the race. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
2017  Il Lombardia — Laurens de Plus
Laurens de Plus (Quick Step Floors) attacked with a host of others as the finale of the race began on the Madonna del Ghisallo. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
2017  Il Lombardia — Gianni Moscon
Gianni Moscon (Team Sky) was well positioned passing by the chapel at the top of the Madonna del Ghisallo. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
2017  Il Lombardia — Colma di Sormano
The riders didn’t have much time to enjoy the beautiful views while climbing the Colma di Sormano. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
2017  Il Lombardia — Bob Jungels
A brief wave goodbye from Bob Jungels (Quick Step Floors), as he drops off the peloton. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
2017  Il Lombardia — Colma di Sormano
Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
2017  Il Lombardia — Nairo Quintana
Nairo Quintana (Movistar) would be present at the front all day, but did not have the legs to go with the final attacks. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
2017  Il Lombardia — Mikaël Cherel
Mikaël Cherel (Ag2r-La Mondiale) crests the Muro di Sormano alone in the lead to loud cheers from the crowd. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
2017  Il Lombardia — De Plus
De Plus flipped over a guardrail and down a ravine on the descent off the Muro di Sormano. The Belgian was lucky and escaped with minor injuries. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
The WorldTour peloton is shrinking in 2018. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
2017  Il Lombardia — Mikaël Cherel
They’re coming… Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
2017  Il Lombardia — Tunnel
Luckily for Cherel, his chance for victory wasn’t quite over, as it was only a three-rider chase group led by Philippe Gilbert (Quick Step Floors). Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
2017  Il Lombardia — Thibaut Pinot attack
Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) attacked the Civiglio climb on multiple occasions before finally escaping the grasp of the other favorites. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
2017  Il Lombardia — Vincenzo Nibali attack
Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida) bridged to Pinot on the climb and then dropped the Frenchman on the descent. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
2017  Il Lombardia — Nibali
The tifosi cheered their hometown favorite up the final climb. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
2017  Il Lombardia — Nibali victory
5-0! Nibali captured Il Lombardia for the second time in three years and also the 50th victory of his career. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
2017  Il Lombardia — Julian Alaphilippe
Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step Floors) came home alone in second. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
2017  Il Lombardia — Moscon, Vuillermoz
Moscon won the sprint for third, though Alexis Vuillermoz (Ag2r-La Mondiale) believed he deviated from his line. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
2017  Il Lombardia — Alaphilippe, Nibali, Moscon
The podium (left to right): Alaphilippe (second), Nibali (first), Moscon (third). Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
2017  Il Lombardia — Gilbert post-race
As a two-time winner of the race, Gilbert is in high demand at the finish, no matter the place he crosses the line. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
2017  Il Lombardia — Prosecco
Prosecco for the podium finishers. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com