The winner of the first Italian stage , Ciclistica Settimana Lombarda was Bergamasca team Meridiana Kamen rider Patrick Sinkewitz. On the final uphill defeated Ivan Rovnego (Ceramica Flaminia-Fondriest) and Davide Rebellin (CCC Polsat Polkowice)
The first stage of the race Settimana Lombarda Ciclistica Bergamasca (cat UCI 2.1) led to Brembate Sopra and ended at the driveway to run an elevated Valtorta (935 m). Length was 168.4 kilometer stage and most of the lead after the extremely flat terrain. After the start of the pack in Brembate Sopra riders overcame nine rounds around the city and then started the final, eight-kilometer climb to the finish in Valtorta.