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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


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

Prato Nevoso - Italië - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - Maximilian SCHACHMANN (Germany / Team Quick - Step Floors) pictured during the 101st Giro d’Italia 2018 - stage 18 from Abbiategrasso to Prato Nevoso (196 KM) - photo LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2018
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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