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)