72nd Giro di Lombardia 1978 (Italy)


By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian



Francesco MOSER

The 72nd edition of the Giro di Lombardia was held on October 7, 1978.

Moser and Hinault led the chase group

A long solo breakaway by Roberto Ceruti (Mecap-Selle Italia) was caught by the 8 rider chase group led by Francesco Moser and French champion Bernard Hinault.

A series of attacks kept the speed of the group very high. When the sprint opened up in the final kilometer Moser rode to the front and challenged anyone to come past. Sanson’s Francesco Moser easily controlled the sprint and rolled across the finish line for the 1978 Lombardia victory.

GdL October 7, 1978
266 Km, Milan-Como

1. Francesco MOSER (Ita) 6hr48’00”

2. Bernt Johansson (Swe)
3. Bernard Hinault (Fra)
Starters: 149
Finishers: 31
Average Speed: 39.122 km/h


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