The Race of the Falling Leaves closes the classic cycling season. This tough race has the riders ride up some very hard climbs, innumerable hairpins and inclines up to 10%. One of the difficulties is the 8,7 kilometre / 5,4 mile long climb of Madonna del Ghisallo, the patron saint of cyclists. The course leads you along the banks of lake Como, these roads are alternated with successive short climbs and descents. The finish line is drawn in the city of Como, on the road along the lakeshore.