GIRO’18: The Ultimate PEZ Photo Gallery!

PeloPics: The 2020 Giro d’Italia should have started last Saturday, the 9th of May in Budapest with an 8.6km individual time trial, so to keep our spirits up we look back at the 2018 Giro d’Italia. There are many different images from the 2018 Italian Grand Tour that didn’t make the race reports, at PEZ we like to see behind the scenes and more of the countryside, here is the ‘Ultimate Giro’18 Photo Gallery’ stage-by-stage collection.

Click on the stage name and number for the race action and more photos.

Teams Presentation:

The balloons were out in Israel for the teams presentation

Israeli entertainment for the fans

Stage 1:

Jerusalem was the back-drop for the opening time trail

Tom Dumoulin showed he was serious about repeating his 2017 Giro win

The first pink jersey for Tom

Stage 2:

Not many spectators out to see stage 2

Well, that’s different

2018 sprint king Elia Viviani took stage 2

And the pink jersey went to BMC’s Rohan Dennis

Stage 3:

Not too interesting countryside, similar to Abu Dhabi

More spectators

Looks like a specially built road for the Giro

Not much shade from the trees here

Viviani times two!

Stage 4:

The Giro on home soil in Sicily with Etna in the distance

The ‘Tifosi’ were out

A typical Sicilian village

Tim Wellens took the uphill finish in Caltagirone

More photos from stage 4 HERE.

Stage 5:

Yes, still Sicily

A bold move by Enrico Battaglin (LottoNL-Jumbo) won him stage 5 to Santa Ninfa (Valle del Belice)

Stage 6:

Rohan Dennis with his pink jersey and bike in Caltanissetta, he would lose the jersey by the end of the day

Dennis tried to protect his overall lead, but dropped to 6th

Yates and Chaves – 1st and 2nd on the stage and the overall lead and mountains jersey

More photos from Mount Etna HERE.

Stage 7:

New shoes for Simon Yates, more Australian than British

Nice start next to the sea in Pizzo

Sam Bennett gets the better of Elia Viviani in the sprint

Stage 8:

The stage followed the coast to the finish in Montevergine di Mercogliano

Best young rider, Richard Carapaz (Movistar) took a wet win in stage 8, becoming the first-ever Ecuadorian to win a stage of the Giro d’Italia

Chris Froome (Sky) wasn’t looking so good in Montevergine di Mercogliano

Stage 9:

The LottoNL-Jumbo riders are not interested in the retro bike in Pesco Sannita

The Gran Sasso d’Italia was on the horizon

Simon Yates was looking strong as he dominated the finalé of stage 9

Rest Day 2:

Yates happy in pink on the rest day

Stage 10:

A tough day in the shadow of the mountains

Bahrain-Merida were looking for the win

Slovenian rider Matej Mohoric won Stage 10, out-sprinting late break companion Nico Denz (AG2R-La Mondiale) in Gualdo Tadino. Congratulations from Bahrain-Merida teammate Giovanni Visconti

Stage 11:

Warm-up exercises at the stage start

A two banana day for Simon Yates

The start in Assisi

Another fast day in the saddle

Another stage win for the pink jersey

Stage 12:

Mario Cipollini and Francesco Chicchi at the start in Osimo

Stage 12 rolled out of Osimo

Simon Yates was safe in the peloton as it passed the RAI TV Giro d’Italia studio

Stage winner, Sam Bennett with girlfriend Tara

Stage 13:

An Italy shaped wooden bike

Gianni Bugno is usually in a helicopter, now in an organisers car

The start in historic Ferrara


More points and a stage win for Elia Viviani

Stage 14:

San Vito Al Tagliamento was the launching point to the Zoncolan

The fans braved the weather on the Zoncolan

Chris Froome looked the best he had all Giro

No shortage of spectators

Simon Yates was only 6 seconds behind Froome at the finish line

More photos from the Zoncolan stage 14 HERE.

Stage 15:

Happy birthday Chris

Stage start in Tolmezzo

Another wet day in the mountains

And another stage win for Simon Yates

GIRO’18: Rest Day Ruminations In Rovereto!

Stage 16:

Tom Dumoulin kicks off down the start ramp of stage 16

Yates saved his pink jersey

Stage 17:

Riva del Garda by the lake

The day started in the sun

From Garda to Iseo

The rain didn’t start till near the finish

Viviani No.1 again

Stage 18:

One day the break would go all the way and stage 18 was that day

The poppies were out on the road to Prato Nevoso

They make some nice wine in these parts

Maximilian Schachmann (Quick-Step Floors) won from the break of the day

Stage 19:

Stage 19 was the most decisive day of the 2018 Giro d’Italia

Tom Dumoulin left his chase of Chris Froome too late and his chance of the Giro’18 win was gone

Froome made his move 80 kilometres to go

The chase carried on through the snow, but Froome had done enough to take the overall lead

Froome made most of his advantage on the descents

12th place for George Bennett (LottoNL-Jumbo) took its toll

Simon Yates came in at 38:51 in 75th place

Stage 19 Roadside.

Stage 20:

The melted snow has kept the rivers full

The peloton headed into the mountains

The last stage that could make a difference in the end didn’t

A day for climbing

Tom Dumoulin tried his hardest, but it wasn’t to be

Chris Froome didn’t miss a move

Froome and Poels were always watching Dumoulin

Happy Sky Team

Selfie time for Chris Froome

Stage 21:

Multi Grand Tour winner, Alberto Contador had some words for Tom Dumoulin

Chris Froome’s pink Pinarello

Koen Bouwman (LottoNL-Jumbo) chats with Chris Froome (Sky) in the shadow of the Colosseum

The peloton pass the Il Vittoriano in Piazza Venezia

The back of the course wasn’t so easy in places

Leaving the Il Piazza Venezia

Sam Bennett takes the big final win

‘Best Young Rider’ Miguel Ángel López

Maybe less confeti next year?

A very happy Sam Bennett on the podium

Watch out for those expensive cameras!

The riders never tire of spraying the photographers

The triumphant Sky team

Catch up with the PEZ GIRO’18 Look Back HERE and stay PEZ for the 2019 Giro d’Italia Photo Gallery coming soon.

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