The Giro d’Italia in pictures

A pictorial look back at the first Grand Tour of 2016, a dramatic edition of the Giro d’Italia.

All photos supplied by RCS, courtesy of ANSA, Claudio Peri, Alessandro Di Meo, Luca Zennaro and Matteo Bazzi.

The crowd during the presentation of Giro d'Italia 2016 at Alpedoorn, 5 May 2016. ANSA/MATTEO BAZZI
Big crowds welcomed the Giro d’Italia for the race presentation in Appeldoorn
Madrina Giorgia Palmas with Trofeo Senza Fine Award on the podium on occasion of the presentation of Giro d'Italia 2016 at Alpedoorn, 5 May 2016. ANSA/CLAUDIO PERI
Madrina of the Giro Giorgia Palmas poses with the Trofeo Senza Fine at the race presentation
A runner during the start of the TTT first stage Giro d’Italia cycling race in Apeldoorn, Nederland, 6 May 2016.ANSA/ALESSANDRO DI MEO
The start of three weeks of racing – a rider heads off on the opening time trial in Appeldoorn
Tom Dumoulin from the Netherlands of Team Giant Alpecin win the first stage of the Giro d'Italia 2016 at Apeldoorn, Netherlands, 06 May 2016, an individual time trial over 9.8km through Apeldoorn. ANSA/LUCA ZENNARO
Home favourite Tom Dumoulin won the time trial, taking the first pink jersey of the race
Giro d'Italia 2016. ANSA/ALESSANDRO DI MEO
A fan takes in the action on the second day of the race, from Arnhem to Nijmegen
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Etixx-QuickStep’s Marcel Kittel was dominant in the sprint, easily winning in Nijmegen
Dutch rider Maarten Tjallingii of the team Lotto Nl Jumbo wears the overall Blu jersey as he celebrates with his son on the podium after the third stage of the Giro d'Italia cycling race over 190km between Nijmegen and Arnhem, Netherlands, 08 May 2016. ANSA/LUCA ZENNARO
There was more home success on stage three as LottoNL-Jumbo’s Maarten Tjallingii took the blue mountain jersey after starring in the day’s breakaway
German rider Marcel Kittel (C) of the Etixx–Quick-Step team celebrates after winning the third stage of the Giro d'Italia cycling race over 190km between Nijmegen and Arnhem, Netherlands, 08 May 2016 ANSA/LUCA ZENNARO
While Marcel Kittel won once again in Arnhem, the third and final stage held in the Netherlands
Italian rider Diego Ussi (C) of the Lampre Merida team celebrates after crossing the finish line and win the fourth stage of the Giro d'Italia cycling race over 200 km between Catanzaro and Praia a Mare, Italy 2016. ANSA/ALESSANDRO DI MEO
Upon the race’s return to Italy in the coastal town of Praia a Mare, Lampre-Merida’s Diego Ulissi won his fifth stage of the Giro
The pack is on the way of the fifth stage of Giro dÕItalia cycling race from Praia a Mare to Benevento, 11 May 2016. ANSA/CLAUDIO PERI
Schoolchildren cheer on the peloton on stage five
Arrivo quinta tappa  ANSA / MATTEO BAZZI
With Kittel gone, it was André Greipel’s turn to dominate, winning in Benevento on stage five
Dutch rider Tom Dumoulin of Team Giant wearing Pink Jersey in the pack on the way of the seventh stage of Giro dÕItalia cycling race from Sulmona to Foligno, 13 May 2016. ANSA/CLAUDIO PERI
Pink jersey Dumoulin rides among the peloton
The pack is on the way of the seventh stage of Giro dÕItalia cycling race from Sulmona to Foligno, 13 May 2016. ANSA/CLAUDIO PERI
The peloton descending on the road to Foligno, stage seven
Spanish rider Alejandro Valverde of Movistar Team rides on the gravel on the way of the 8th stage of Giro dÕItalia cycling race from Foligno to Arezzo, 14 May 2016. ANSA/CLAUDIO PERI
Stage eight’s strade bianche climb of Alpe di Poti. Here, Tom Dumoulin would lose the pink jersey to stage winner Gianluca Brambilla
Italian rider Gianluca Brambilla of the Etixx - Quick Step team, celebrates after crossing the finish line to win the 8th stage of the Giro d'Italia cycling race over 186km from Foligno to Arezzo, Italy, 14 May 2016. Brambilla took the overall leader's pink jersey.   ANSA/ALESSANDRO DI MEO
Brambilla soloed to victory in Arezzo, attacking from the breakaway
Slovenian rider Primoz Roglic of Lotto Jumbo on the way of the TTT 9th stage of Giro d’Italia cycling race from Radda in Chiantie to Greve in Chianti, 15 May 2016. ANSA/CLAUDIO PERI
Primož Roglič of LottoNL-Jumbo surprised everyone to win the wet Chianti time trial
Italian singer and songwriter, Francesco Guccini, looks the  10th stage of Giro dÕItalia cycling race from Campi Bisenzio to Sestola, 17 May 2016. ANSA/CLAUDIO PERI
Italian singer Francesco Guccini greets the peloton on stage ten to Sestola
Italian rider Giulio Ciccone of the Bardiani CSF team jubilates with Mario Cipollini (L) after crossing the finish line to win the 10th stage of the Giro d'Italia cycling race over 219km from Campi Bisenzio to Sestola, Italy, 17 May 2016.  ANSA/ALESSANDRO DI MEO
Bardiani-CSF’s neo-pro Giulio Ciccone celebrates with Mario Cipollini after winning stage ten with a late attack
Luxembourg's rider Bob Jungels of the Etixx - Quick Step team, celebrates on the podium wearing the overall leader's pink jersey after the 11th stage of the Giro d'Italia cycling race over 227 km from Modena to Asolo, Italy, 18 May 2016.  ANSA/ALESSANDRO DI MEO
Bob Jungels became the first Luxembourgish rider to wear pink since Charly Gaul in 1959
Giro d’Italia 2016 - 99a Edizione - 12a tappa Noale - Bibione 182 km - 19/05/2016 -  - foto Luca Bettini/BettiniPhoto©2016
Trek-Segafredo riders pass a villa on the road to Bibione, stage twelve
Blue Jersey, Italian rider Damiano Cunego of Nippo Vini Fantini on the podium of the 12th stage of Giro d'Italia from Noale to Bibione, 19 May 2016. ANSA/CLAUDIO PERI
Nippo-Vini Fantini’s Damiano Cunego experienced a mini-renaissance during the Giro, leading the mountains classification for much of the race
The pack is on the way of te 13th stage of Giro d'Italia 2016 from Palmanova to Cividale del Friuli, 20 May 2016. ANSA/CLAUDIO PERI
The peloton rides through an well-decorated town on stage thirteen to Cividale del Friuli
Giro d'Italia 2016. ANSA/ALESSANDRO DI MEO
Mikel Nieve won the day while Movistar’s Andrey Amador became the first Costa Rican to ever wear pink
Spanish rider Alejandro Valverde of Movistar Team (L) and Italian rider Vincenzo Nibali of Astana Pro Team on the way of the 14th stage of Giro dÕItalia cycling race from Alpago to Corvara, 21 May 2016. ANSA/CLAUDIO PERI
Alejandro Valverde and Vincenzo Nibali ride the mammoth Dolomite stage fourteen. Both would lose major time on the road to Corvara
The pack is on the way of the 14th stage of Giro dÕItalia cycling race from Alpago to Corvara, 21 May 2016. ANSA/CLAUDIO PERI
The peloton riding the high, scenic Dolomites
Colombian rider Esteban Chaves (R) of Orica Greenedge team, celebrates after crossing the finish line to win the 14th stage of the Giro d'Italia cycling race over 210 km from Alpago to Corvara, Italy, 21 May 2016. ANSA/ALESSANDRO DI MEO
Orica-GreenEdge’s Esteban Chaves won the day, after he and Steven Kruijswijk dropped Nibali on the Passo Valparola
Dutch rider Steven Kruijswijk of  Team Lotto Jumbo, celebrates on the podium wearing the overall leader's pink jersey after the 14th stage of the Giro d'Italia cycling race over 210 km from Alpago to Corvara, Italy, 21 May 2016. ANSA/ALESSANDRO DI MEO
Meanwhile Kruijswijk took the pink jersey, and a 41 second lead over Nibali
Italian rider Vincenzo Nibali of Astana Pro Team changes his bike on the way of the 15th stage of Giro dÕItalia cycling race from Castelrotto to Alpe di Siusi, 22 May 2016. ANSA/CLAUDIO PERI
Nibali was in more trouble on stage fifteen, changing his bike and losing minutes in the Alpe di Siusi mountain time trial
Russian rider Foliforov Alexander of Gazporm team celebrates on the podium after winnig the fifteenth stage of the Giro d'Italia 2016, long individual time trial from Castelrotto to Alpe di Susi 10,8 km, Italy, 22 May 2016 ANSA/LUCA ZENNARO
Gazprom-Rusvelo’s Alexander Foliforov was the surprise victor, edging out Kruijswijk by fractions of a second
Spanish rider Alejandro Valverde of Moviestar team celebrates on the podium after winning the sixteenth stage of the Giro d'Italia 2016, from Bressanone to Andalo 132 km, Italy, 24 May 2016 ANSA/LUCA ZENNARO
Movistar’s Alejandro Valverde won the next stage to Andalo, moving up to third overall at his first-ever Giro as Nibali floundered
German rider Roger Kluge of IAM Cycling team wins the seventeenth stage of the Giro d'Italia 2016, from Molveno to Cassano D'adda 196 km, Italy, 25 May 2016. ANSA/LUCA ZENNARO
Roger Kluge can’t believe his victory on stage seventeen, coming as it did two days after IAM announced the team would fold after 2016. The German held off the peloton with a late attack
Dutch rider Steven Kruijswijk of Team Lotto Jumbo wearing Maglia Rosa (L), Italian rider Giovanni Visconti of Movistar Team, Russian rider Ilnur Zarkarin of Team Kastusha and Colombian rider Esteban Chaves of Orica GreenEdge during the 18th stage of Giro d'Italia 2016 from Muggi˜ to Pinerolo del Friuli, 26 May 2016. ANSA/CLAUDIO PERI
The peloton struggle up the steep cobbled Via Principi d’Acaja in Pinerolo on stage eighteen
Italian rider Matteo Trentin (L) of Etixx Quick Step team, celebrates after crossing the finish line to win the 18th stage of the Giro d'Italia cycling race over 240 km from Muggio' to Pinerolo, Italy, 26 May 2016. ANSA/ALESSANDRO DI MEO
Meanwhile, Etixx-QuickStep continued their great race as Matteo Trentin came from behind to surprise Cannondale’s Moreno Moser
GIRO ST19 KRUIJSWIJK
Stage nineteen saw the race’s big turning point as Kruijwsijk crashed trying to follow Nibali down the Colle d’Agnello

 

 

Italian riderVincenzo Nibali of Astana team wins the ninethteenth stage of the Giro d'Italia 2016, from Pinerolo to Risoul (FR) 162 km, Italy, 27 May 2016. ANSA/LUCA ZENNARO
Kruijswijk would end up losing five minutes to stage winner Nibali. He dedicated his victory to a rider from his youth team who was killed a week earlier 
GIRO ST19 CHAVES
Chaves took pink but lost 53 seconds to Nibali on the day’s final climb. Kruijswijk ended the day 1:05 down
The pack is on the way of the 20th stage of Giro d'Italia 2016 from Guillestre to Sant'Anna di Vinadio. ANSA/CLAUDIO PERI
The peloton on the penultimate stage of the Giro, from Guillestre to Sant’Anna di Vinadio
Italian rider Vincenzo Nibali (C) and his teammates of Astana Pro Team go to win the PinkJersey on the way of the 20th stage of Giro d'Italia 2016 from Guillestre to Sant'Anna di Vinadio. ANSA/CLAUDIO PERI
Nibali and his Astana teammates played the stage to perfection. Here, they prepare to mount an assault on Chaves’ 52 second advantage
(L-R) Italian rider Vincenzo Nibali of Astana Pro Team goes to win the Pink Jersey on Colombian rider Esteban Chaves of Orica GreenEdge and Spanish rider Alejandro Valverde during the 20th stage of Giro d'Italia 2016 from Guillestre to Sant'Anna di Vinadio. ANSA/CLAUDIO PERI
Nibali made his move on the Colle della Lombarda, dropping Chaves and eventually taking the race lead in the most dramatic way
Vincenzo Nibali (C) vince il Giro d'Italia 2016, secondo classificato Esteban Chaves (S) e terzo Alejandro Valverde (d) Torino, 29 maggio 2016.  ANSA/ALESSANDRO DI MEO
The final podium in Turin. 1st – Nibali, 2nd – Chaves, 3rd – Valverde
Giro d'Italia 2016. ANSA/ALESSANDRO DI MEO
Sky’s Mikel Nieve won the mountains jersey thanks to his Dolomite breakaways
Giro d'Italia 2016. ANSA/ALESSANDRO DI MEO
Consistent finishes from Trek’s Giacomo Nizzolo saw him win the points jersey, though a stage win would still elude him after he was demoted on the final stage due to irregular sprinting
Giro d'Italia 2016. ANSA/ALESSANDRO DI MEO
Jungels was a revelation, taking the young rider’s jersey and finishing sixth overall
Vincenzo Nibali wearing Pink Jersey holds the Trofeo Senza Fine Award with his teammates of Astana Pro Team on the final podium of the 99th Giro dÕItalia cycling race. Torino, 29 May 2016. ANSA/CLAUDIO PERi
Nibali is hoisted aloft by his team as he clings onto the Trofeo Senza Fine, his for a second time
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Gallery: RideLondon Grand Prix

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Pre-race

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Wiggle-Honda with their new signing for 2016, Emma Johansson
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Emma Johansson (Orica-AIS)
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Shelley Olds (Alé-Cipollini)
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Emma Johansson (Orica-AIS)

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Post-race
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Emma Johansson (Orica-AIS)
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Emilia Fahlin (Wiggle-Honda)

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Molly Weaver (Liv-Plantur)

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Danielle King & Annette Edmondson (Wiggle-Honda)

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Maria Confalonieri (Alé-Cipollini)
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German champion Trixi Worrack and Lisa Brennauer (Velocio-Sram) watch the podium ceremony
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Maria Confalonieri (Alé-Cipollini)
Anna Christian (Wiggle-Honda)

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Laura Trott (Matrix Fitness)
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Adele Martin (Velocio-Sram)

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The winner, Barbara Guarischi (Velocio-Sram)
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And her bike
Annalisa Cucinotta & Shelley Olds (Alé-Cipollini) filled out the podium
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Eileen Roe (Wiggle-Honda

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Giro Gallery: Stages 13-17

Sacha Modolo celebrates victory on stage 13 (ANSA/Luca Zennaro)
Sacha Modolo celebrates victory on stage 13 (ANSA/Luca Zennaro)
A late crash held up Alberto Contador, moving Fabio Aru into pink (Cor Vos)
A late crash held up Alberto Contador, moving Fabio Aru into pink (Cor Vos)

 

Richie Porte rode the time trial with an injured knee and struggled (Cor Vos)
Richie Porte rode the time trial with an injured knee and struggled (Cor Vos)
Fabio Aru lost the lead, 'enjoying' only one day in pink (Cor Vos)
Aru lost the lead, ‘enjoying’ only one day in pink (Cor Vos)
Alberto Contador took second (and the lead back) on a wet day in Veneto (ANSA/Daniel Dal Zennaro)
Contador took second (and the lead) on a wet day in Veneto (ANSA/Daniel Dal Zennaro)
Vasil Kiryienka tastes the local vini after his win (Cor Vos)
Vasil Kiryienka tastes the local vini after his win (Cor Vos)

 

An interesting perspective as Martijn Keizer rolls to the start (ANSA/Luca Zennaro)
An interesting perspective as Martijn Keizer rolls to the start (ANSA/Luca Zennaro)
Aru, Landa, Trofimov and Contador - the main men on stage 15 (ANSA/Claudio Peri)
Aru, Landa, Yuri Trofimov and Contador – the main men on stage 15 (ANSA/Claudio Peri)
Part of the gruppetto rolls in to the finish at Madonna di Campiglio (Cor Vos)
Part of the gruppetto rolls in to the finish at Madonna di Campiglio (Cor Vos)
Richie Porte withdrew from the race after losing 27 minutes to the leaders (Cor Vos)
Porte withdrew from the race after losing 27 minutes to the leaders (Cor Vos)

 

Fabio Aru tried a bold move on Mortirolo, one which ultimately failed (Cor Vos)
Fabio Aru tried a bold move on Mortirolo, one which ultimately failed (Cor Vos)
Steven Kruijwijk, Contador and Landa pass the Pantani monument on Mortirolo (Auletta/Pentaphoto)
Steven Kruijwijk, Contador and Landa pass the Pantani monument on Mortirolo (Auletta/Pentaphoto)
Landa became the first man to win back-to-back summit finishes since Emanuele Sella in 2008 (Cor Vos)
Landa became the first man to win back-to-back summit finishes since Emanuele Sella in 2008 (Cor Vos)

 

A scenic view during stage 17 (Cor Vos)
A scenic view during stage 17 (Cor Vos)
The peloton enter Switzerland on the road to Lugano (ANSA/Claudio Peri)
The peloton enter Switzerland on the road to Lugano (ANSA/Claudio Peri)
The race to the line (Cor Vos)
The race to the line (Cor Vos)
Sacha Modolo celebrates his second stage win of the Giro (Cor Vos)
Sacha Modolo celebrates his second stage win of the Giro (Cor Vos)

 

Giro Gallery: Stages 6-12

The peloton ride through the countryside on stage six (ANSA/Claudio Peri)
The peloton ride through the countryside (ANSA/Claudio Peri)
The crash aftermath (Cor Vos)
The crash aftermath (Cor Vos)
André Greipel powered to victory on stage six (Cor Vos)
André Greipel powered to victory on stage six (Cor Vos)

 

An unusual view of the peloton on stage seven (ANSA - Claudio Peri)
An unusual view of the peloton on stage seven (ANSA/Claudio Peri)
Diego Ulissi celebrates with him teammates after his win (ANSA/Luca Zennaro)
Diego Ulissi celebrates with him teammates after his win (ANSA/Luca Zennaro)

 

Contador's concentration (ANSA/Claudio Peri)
Contador’s concentration (ANSA/Claudio Peri)
The peloton wind through the hills (Cor Vos)
The peloton wind through the hills (Cor Vos)
Beñat Intxausti won the day (Cor Vos)
Beñat Intxausti won stage eight’s summit finish (Cor Vos)

 

Speeding under an overpass (Cor Vos)
Speeding under an overpass (Cor Vos)
The pink jersey sizes up one of his major rivals (Claudio Peri)
The pink jersey sizes up one of his major rivals (Claudio Peri)
A fan watches on  (Cor Vos)
A fan watches on (Cor Vos)
Paolo Tiralongo enjoying his third Giro stage win (Cor Vos)
Paolo Tiralongo enjoying his third Giro stage win (Cor Vos)

 

A fan's eye view of the peloton on stage ten (Claudio Peri)
A fan’s eye view of the peloton on stage ten (Claudio Peri)
Nicola Boem is congratuled as Bardiani-CSF win their fourth stage in two years (Cor Vos)
Nicola Boem is congratuled as Bardiani-CSF win their fourth stage in two years (Cor Vos)

 

Rain and empty stands made for a somewhat depressing finale to stage ten (Cor Vos)
Rain and empty stands made for a somewhat depressing finale to stage eleven (Cor Vos)
The peloton speeds around a wet Imola Circuit (ANSA/Luca Zennaro)
The peloton speeds around a wet Imola Circuit (ANSA/Luca Zennaro)
Ilnur Zakarin bears the mark of victory (Cor Vos)
Ilnur Zakarin bears the mark of victory (Cor Vos)

 

The rain kept on coming on stage twelve (Cor Vos)
The rain kept on coming on stage twelve (Cor Vos)
Fabio Aru's face says it all after stage twelve (ANSA/Luca Zennaro)
Fabio Aru’s face says it all after stage twelve (ANSA/Luca Zennaro)
While Philippe Gilbert's smile tells a different story (Claudio Peri)
While Philippe Gilbert’s smile tells a different story (Claudio Peri)

Giro Gallery: Stages 1-5

La madrina Cristina Chiabotto con il trofeo durante la presentazione del 98/mo Giro d'Italia, 8 maggio 2015. ANSA/DANIEL DAL ZENNARO
The grand prize (just the trophy, mind) (ANSA/Daniel Dal Zennaro)
Il team AG2R La Mondiale durante la crono a squadre sulla pista ciclabile tra San Lorenzo al Mare e Sanremo (IM), 9 maggio 2015. ANSA/CLAUDIO PERI
A team time trial opened the race. Here’s AG2R La Mondiale on the road to Sanremo (ANSA/Claudio Peri)
San Remo - Italy - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme -  Team BMC Racing Team crossing the "dangerouw" tunnel   pictured during  Giro d'Italia 2015 - stage-1 TTT - Team Time Trial from San Lorenzo Al Mare to San Remo - photo IB/LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2015
BMC ride through one of the tunnels on the bike path (Cor Vos)
San Remo - Italy - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme -  Team Giant - Alpecin  pictured during  Giro d'Italia 2015 - stage-1 TTT - Team Time Trial from San Lorenzo Al Mare to San Remo - photo IB/LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2015
Giant-Alpecin fly past the coastal foliage (Cor Vos)
San Remo - Italy - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme -   team Orica - GreenEdge  pictured during  Giro d'Italia 2015 - stage-1 TTT - Team Time Trial from San Lorenzo Al Mare to San Remo - photo IB/LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2015
Masters of the discipline, Orica-GreenEdge took the win by seven seconds from Tinkoff-Saxo (Cor Vos) 

 

Genova - Italy - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Simon Gerrans (Team Orica Greenedge)    pictured during  Giro d'Italia 2015 - stage-2 - from Albenga to Genova - photo IB/LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2015
The first Maglia Rosa of the race, Simon Gerrans, pictured before the first of four days in Liguria (Cor Vos)
Un momento della seconda tappa del Giro d'Italia 2015 da Albenga a Genova, 10 maggio 2015. ANSA/CLAUDIO PERI
The tifosi cheer on their heroes (ANSA/Claudio Peri)
Genova - Italy - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme -   illustration - sfeer - illustratie pictured during  Giro d'Italia 2015 - stage-2 - from Albenga to Genova - photo IB/LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2015
The peloton en route to Genoa (Cor Vos)
Genova - Italy - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme -  illustration - sfeer - illustratie  pictured during  Giro d'Italia 2015 - stage-2 - from Albenga to Genova - photo IB/LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2015
Splits in the peloton as the leadout trains take charge for the sprint finish (Cor Vos)
Genova - Italy - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme -   Elia Viviani (Team Sky) - Moreno Hofland (Team LottoNL - Jumbo) pictured during  Giro d'Italia 2015 - stage-2 - from Albenga to Genova - photo IB/LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2015
Sky’s Elia Viviani timed his sprint to perfection to take his first ever Giro stage win (Cor Vos) 

 

Sestri Levante - Italy - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme -   illustration - sfeer - illustratie pictured during  Giro d'Italia 2015 - stage-3 - from Rapallo to Sestri Levante - photo IB/LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2015
191 riders interrupt a peaceful countryside scene on stage three (Cor Vos)
Un momento della terza tappa del Giro d'Italia 2015 da Rapallo a Sestri Levante, 11 maggio 2015. ANSA/CLAUDIO PERI
Tinkoff-Saxo and Astana massed on the front for the majority of the stage (ANSA/Claudio Peri)
Sestri Levante - Italy - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme -   Adam Hansen (Lotto Soudal)  pictured during  Giro d'Italia 2015 - stage-3 - from Rapallo to Sestri Levante - photo IB/LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2015
Adam Hansen was in the break on his birthday. It’s his eleventh Grand Tour in a row (Cor Vos)
Sestri Levante - Italy - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme -  Michael Matthews (Orica - GreenEdge) - Fabio Felline (Team Trek Factory Racing)  - Philippe Gilbert (BMC Racing Team)   pictured during  Giro d'Italia 2015 - stage-3 - from Rapallo to Sestri Levante - photo IB/LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2015
Sestri Levante saw Michael Matthews win in pink once again (Cor Vos)
Sestri Levante - Italy - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme -   illustration - sfeer - illustratie pictured during  Giro d'Italia 2015 - stage-3 - from Rapallo to Sestri Levante - photo IB/LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2015
Rosé for the Maglia Rosa (Cor Vos) 

 

La Spezia - Italy - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Fabio Aru (Astana) - Alberto Contador (Tinkoff - Saxo) - Richie Porte (Team Sky)  pictured during  Giro d'Italia 2015 - stage-4 - from Chiavari to La Spezia- photo IB/LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2015
Stage four to La Spezia saw Fabio Aru, Alberto Contador and Richie Porte go on the attack (Cor Vos)
La Spezia - Italy - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - illustration - sfeer - illustratie  pictured during  Giro d'Italia 2015 - stage-4 - from Chiavari to La Spezia- photo IB/LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2015
The race was shattered on the rolling hills of southern Liguria (Cor Vos)
Giro stage 4 Formolo celebration (ANSA - DAL ZENNARO - PERI)
Baby-faced Davide Formolo gives the thumbs up after his solo win (ANSA/Dal Zennaro – Peri)
La Spezia - Italy - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme -  Simon Clarke (Orica - GreenEdge)  pictured during  Giro d'Italia 2015 - stage-4 - from Chiavari to La Spezia- photo IB/LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2015
Four days in, and a third Orica-GreenEdge rider takes the overall lead. Simon Clarke celebrates (Cor Vos) 

 

Abetone - Italy - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme -  Ivan Basso (Tinkoff - Saxo) - Davide Formolo (Cannondale - Garmin)   pictured during  Giro d'Italia 2015 - stage-5 - from La Spezia - Abetone- photo IB/LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2015
Ivan Basso has tipped his ex-teammate Davide Formolo as a future Giro winner (Cor Vos)
Giro stage 5 Paul Smith (ANSA - DAL ZENNARO - PERI)
Sir Paul Smith, designer of the Giro’s jerseys in 2013, snaps a shot of the race (ANSA/Dal Zennaro – Peri)
Abetone - Italy - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme -  Alberto Contador Velasco (Team Tinkoff Saxo) - Fabio Aru (Team Astana) - Uran Rigoberto (Team Sky)  pictured during  Giro d'Italia 2015 - stage-5 - from La Spezia - Abetone- photo IB/LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2015
Stage four brought the first summit finish of the race. Contador, Aru and Porte were on the offensive again (Cor Vos)
Abetone - Italy - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme -  Jan Polanc (Lampre - Merida)  pictured during  Giro d'Italia 2015 - stage-5 - from La Spezia - Abetone- photo IB/LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2015
Lampre-Merida’s second year pro Jan Polanc beat his breakmates to the win on Abetone (Cor Vos)
Abetone - Italy - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Alberto Contador (Tinkoff - Saxo)    pictured during  Giro d'Italia 2015 - stage-5 - from La Spezia - Abetone- photo IB/LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2015
Another day, another General Classification leader. Can Alberto Contador keep his pink jersey til Milan? (Cor Vos)