COMO, Italy — Dutch cyclist Bauke Mollema produced a solo ride to victory at the end of the Tour of Lombardy on Saturday to claim one of the most important wins of his career.
The Trek-Segafredo rider raised his arms over his head as he travelled the finishing straight of the 243-kilometre (151-mile) route from Bergamo to Como, and was in tears after crossing the line.
Alejandro Valverde edged out Egan Bernal in a sprint for second. The pair were 16 seconds behind Mollema, who set off on his solo attack with just over 18 kilometres remaining.
The 32-year-old Mollema won a stage of the Tour de France in 2017.