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VN Podcast: The significance of Bauke Mollema’s Il Lombardia win

On this week's episode, the guys break down Bauke Mollema's career-defining win at Il Lombardia.

Bauke Mollema grabbed a career-defining win at the Giro di Lombardia this past weekend. On this week’s episode of The VeloNews Podcast, Andy and Fred break down Mollema’s win, and discuss the significance of the victory within his wider career.

Il Lombardia caps off Italy’s autumn classics, a grouping of six one-day races that produce plenty of drama and great racing. Why hasn’t this bloc of racing grown to the same level of significance as the Belgian Classics? Will the UCI’s new Classics series impact the events? The guys discuss.

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