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100 images from the Giro d'Italia - Gallery

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1988, Giro d'Italia, stage 18 Andy Hampsten would go on to win the overall

1988, Giro d'Italia, stage 18 Andy Hampsten would go on to win the overall
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Felice Gimondi climbing the Brocon during the 20th stage of the 1967 Giro D''Italia

Felice Gimondi climbing the Brocon during the 20th stage of the 1967 Giro D''Italia
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Mario Cipollini holds the record for stage wins in the Giro d'Italia

Mario Cipollini holds the record for stage wins in the Giro d'Italia
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Mario Cipollini and Marco Pantani were the predominant figures in the Giro d'Italia in the late 1990s.

Mario Cipollini and Marco Pantani were the predominant figures in the Giro d'Italia in the late 1990s.
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Stage 11 of the 2003 Giro - Mario Cipollini as world champion, taken down in the final turn on a wet finish

Stage 11 of the 2003 Giro - Mario Cipollini as world champion, taken down in the final turn on a wet finish
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Stefano Garzelli (L), Gilberto Simoni (C) and Marco Pantani (R) on the Monte Zoncolan in the 2002 Giro

Stefano Garzelli (L), Gilberto Simoni (C) and Marco Pantani (R) on the Monte Zoncolan in the 2002 Giro
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Alessandro Petacchi dominated the sprints in the middle of the 2000s

Alessandro Petacchi dominated the sprints in the middle of the 2000s
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The 2003 Giro overall winner Italian Gilberto Simoni kisses the trophy as Stefano Garzelli looks on

The 2003 Giro overall winner Italian Gilberto Simoni kisses the trophy as Stefano Garzelli looks on
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The Pirate: Marco Pantani, one of the great champions of the Giro d'Italia

The Pirate: Marco Pantani, one of the great champions of the Giro d'Italia
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Bradley McGee in pink in 2004

Bradley McGee in pink in 2004
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Mario Cipollini in all his style and glory

Mario Cipollini in all his style and glory
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That time when Cannondale did this…

That time when Cannondale did this…
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Damiano Cunego won the Giro d'Italia in 2004

Damiano Cunego won the Giro d'Italia in 2004
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Paolo Bettini (Quick Step) in the maglia rosa in 2005

Paolo Bettini (Quick Step) in the maglia rosa in 2005
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The time Paolo Bettini put Baden Cooke into the barriers

The time Paolo Bettini put Baden Cooke into the barriers
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Paolo Bettini has it out with Baden Cooke in 2005

Paolo Bettini has it out with Baden Cooke in 2005
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Ivan Basso

Ivan Basso
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Ivan Basso won the Giro d'Italia before Operacion Puerto blew up

Ivan Basso won the Giro d'Italia before Operacion Puerto blew up
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Marco Pinotti dons the maglia rosa in 2007

Marco Pinotti dons the maglia rosa in 2007
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Danilo Di Luca technically won the 2007 Giro d'Italia

Danilo Di Luca technically won the 2007 Giro d'Italia
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Charly Gaul wins the Dolomites stage of the Giro d'Italia in 1956 before he collapsed from cold and exhaustion. He went on to win the overall.

Charly Gaul wins the Dolomites stage of the Giro d'Italia in 1956 before he collapsed from cold and exhaustion. He went on to win the overall.
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Michele Scarponi on his way to winning the stage 6 of the 2009 Giro d'Italia

Michele Scarponi on his way to winning the stage 6 of the 2009 Giro d'Italia
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Mark Cavendish wins stage 11 of the 2009 Giro d'Italia

Mark Cavendish wins stage 11 of the 2009 Giro d'Italia
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Michele Scarponi won again on stage 18 in the 2009 Giro

Michele Scarponi won again on stage 18 in the 2009 Giro
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Denis Menchov, Danilo Di Luca and Franco Pellizotti on the podium in 2009…

Denis Menchov, Danilo Di Luca and Franco Pellizotti on the podium in 2009…
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Laurent Fignon won the 1989 Giro d'Italia over Flavio Giupponi

Laurent Fignon won the 1989 Giro d'Italia over Flavio Giupponi
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Bradley Wiggins celebrates after winning the time trial, the first stage of the Giro d'Italia in Amsterdam, on May 8, 2010.

Bradley Wiggins celebrates after winning the time trial, the first stage of the Giro d'Italia in Amsterdam, on May 8, 2010.
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Team Sky in their first Grand Tour, the 2010 Giro d'Italia

Team Sky in their first Grand Tour, the 2010 Giro d'Italia
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Australian Cadel Evans won in 2010 when the Giro d'Italia raced over the 'strade bianche' in the rain.

Australian Cadel Evans won in 2010 when the Giro d'Italia raced over the 'strade bianche' in the rain.
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Richie Porte wore the maglia rosa in 2010

Richie Porte wore the maglia rosa in 2010
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Michele Scarponi wins stage 19 of the 2010 Giro d'Italia

Michele Scarponi wins stage 19 of the 2010 Giro d'Italia
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Laurent Fignon led the 1984 Giro d'Italia until Francesco Moser took the win on the final stage

Laurent Fignon led the 1984 Giro d'Italia until Francesco Moser took the win on the final stage
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Charly Gaul won the Giro d'Italia twice

Charly Gaul won the Giro d'Italia twice
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Mark Cavendish took the pink jersey on stage 2 of the 2011 Giro d'Italia

Mark Cavendish took the pink jersey on stage 2 of the 2011 Giro d'Italia
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The riders of Leopard-Trek team and Tyler Farrar cross the finish line together in tribute to Wouter Weylandt

The riders of Leopard-Trek team and Tyler Farrar cross the finish line together in tribute to Wouter Weylandt
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Jan Ullrich came to the 2006 Giro d'Italia a bit out of shape

Jan Ullrich came to the 2006 Giro d'Italia a bit out of shape
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Taylor Phinney wore the maglia rosa in the 2012 Giro d'Italia

Taylor Phinney wore the maglia rosa in the 2012 Giro d'Italia
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Ryder Hesjedal became the first Canadian Giro d'Italia winner in 2012

Ryder Hesjedal became the first Canadian Giro d'Italia winner in 2012
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Britain's world champion Mark Cavendish (C) celebrates after crossing the finish line to win the 13th stage of the Giro d'Italia, a 121km ride from Savona to Cervere, on May 18, 2012 in Cervere

Britain's world champion Mark Cavendish (C) celebrates after crossing the finish line to win the 13th stage of the Giro d'Italia, a 121km ride from Savona to Cervere, on May 18, 2012 in Cervere
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The Gavia Pass in the 1960 Giro

The Gavia Pass in the 1960 Giro
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Team Sky won the opening TTT in 2013

Team Sky won the opening TTT in 2013
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Italian Vincenzo Nibali celebrates on the podium the pink jersey after the 55,5kms eigth stage of the 96th Giro d'Italia time trial from Gabicce Mare to Saltara on May 11, 2013 in Saltara, Italy.

Italian Vincenzo Nibali celebrates on the podium the pink jersey after the 55,5kms eigth stage of the 96th Giro d'Italia time trial from Gabicce Mare to Saltara on May 11, 2013 in Saltara, Italy.
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Oleg Tinkov took a lot of pleasure in Alberto Contador's 2015 Giro d'Italia win

Oleg Tinkov took a lot of pleasure in Alberto Contador's 2015 Giro d'Italia win
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Alberto Contador won the 2015 Giro d'Italia

Alberto Contador won the 2015 Giro d'Italia
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The 2014 Giro d'Italia started in Belfast, Northern Ireland with huge crowds

The 2014 Giro d'Italia started in Belfast, Northern Ireland with huge crowds
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Marcel Kittel in the 2014 Giro d'Italia

Marcel Kittel in the 2014 Giro d'Italia
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Michael Matthews led the 2014 Giro d'Italia in Ireland

Michael Matthews led the 2014 Giro d'Italia in Ireland
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A snowy stage in the 2014 Giro d'Italia

A snowy stage in the 2014 Giro d'Italia
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Nairo Quintana went on to win the overall 2014 Giro d'Italia

Nairo Quintana went on to win the overall 2014 Giro d'Italia
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Mario Cipollini had a few spells in the maglia rosa

Mario Cipollini had a few spells in the maglia rosa
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Paolo Savoldelli, Tyler Hamilton and Pietro Caucchioli in the 2002 Giro d'Italia

Paolo Savoldelli, Tyler Hamilton and Pietro Caucchioli in the 2002 Giro d'Italia
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Gilberto Simoni (Saeco) celebrates a stage win in the Giro

Gilberto Simoni (Saeco) celebrates a stage win in the Giro
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Cadel Evans wore the maglia rosa in 2002

Cadel Evans wore the maglia rosa in 2002
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Mario Cipollini wins a stage in 2001. He holds the record for Giro d'Italia stage wins.

Mario Cipollini wins a stage in 2001. He holds the record for Giro d'Italia stage wins.
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Gilberto Simoni enjoys his time in the maglia rosa

Gilberto Simoni enjoys his time in the maglia rosa
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Alessandro Petacchi was on the rise in 2003, while Cipollini's decline had begun

Alessandro Petacchi was on the rise in 2003, while Cipollini's decline had begun
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Alberto Contador in the maglia rosa in 2008

Alberto Contador in the maglia rosa in 2008
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Danilo Di Luca in 2005 - he admitted to doping throughout his career

Danilo Di Luca in 2005 - he admitted to doping throughout his career
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Alessandro Petacchi in 2007 with stage win number 20

Alessandro Petacchi in 2007 with stage win number 20
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That time when all the riders fell down after the finish line because of slick roads

That time when all the riders fell down after the finish line because of slick roads
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Riccardo Ricco.

Riccardo Ricco.
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Vincenzo Nibali's 2016 Giro win came in a dramatic final three stages that saw the maglia rosa change hands each day

Vincenzo Nibali's 2016 Giro win came in a dramatic final three stages that saw the maglia rosa change hands each day
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Tony Rominger in 1995

Tony Rominger in 1995
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Jacques Anquetil in 1960

Jacques Anquetil in 1960
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Hugo Koblet in 1964

Hugo Koblet in 1964
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Robert Millar was second in the 1987 Giro d'Italia, the best finish by a British rider

Robert Millar was second in the 1987 Giro d'Italia, the best finish by a British rider
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1998, Giro d'Italia, stage 22 Pavel Tonkov, Pantani Marco, and Giuseppe Guerini on the podium in Milan

1998, Giro d'Italia, stage 22 Pavel Tonkov, Pantani Marco, and Giuseppe Guerini on the podium in Milan
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1986, Giro d'Italia, stage 22 Roberto Visentini in the maglia rosa

1986, Giro d'Italia, stage 22 Roberto Visentini in the maglia rosa
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1976, Giro d'Italia, stage 19 Andres Sanchez

1976, Giro d'Italia, stage 19 Andres Sanchez
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1976, Giro d'Italia, stage 19 Roger De Vlaeminck

1976, Giro d'Italia, stage 19 Roger De Vlaeminck
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1976, Giro d'Italia, stage 20 Eddy Merckx

1976, Giro d'Italia, stage 20 Eddy Merckx
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1977, Giro d'Italia, stage 17 Conegliano - Cortina

1977, Giro d'Italia, stage 17 Conegliano - Cortina
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1977, Giro d'Italia, stage 17 Conegliano - Cortina

1977, Giro d'Italia, stage 17 Conegliano - Cortina
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1980, Giro d'Italia, stage 20 riders wind their way up the Stelvio

1980, Giro d'Italia, stage 20 riders wind their way up the Stelvio
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1982, Giro d'Italia, stage 21 Bernard Hinault in the maglia rosa

1982, Giro d'Italia, stage 21 Bernard Hinault in the maglia rosa
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1983, Giro d'Italia, stage 20 Giuseppe Saronni

1983, Giro d'Italia, stage 20 Giuseppe Saronni
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1984, Giro d'Italia, stage 19 Francesco Moser in the maglia rosa

1984, Giro d'Italia, stage 19 Francesco Moser in the maglia rosa
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1984, Giro d'Italia, stage 22 Francesco Moser celebrates

1984, Giro d'Italia, stage 22 Francesco Moser celebrates
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1986, Giro d'Italia, stage 21 Roberto Visentini in the maglia rosa

1986, Giro d'Italia, stage 21 Roberto Visentini in the maglia rosa
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1988, Giro d'Italia, stage 14 Johan Van der Velde on the Gavia pass

1988, Giro d'Italia, stage 14 Johan Van der Velde on the Gavia pass
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1964, Giro d'Italia, stage 10

1964, Giro d'Italia, stage 10
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1969, Giro d'Italia, stage 04 Vittorio Adorni in Montecatini Terme

1969, Giro d'Italia, stage 04 Vittorio Adorni in Montecatini Terme
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1969, Giro d'Italia, stage 04 VitoTaccone in Montecatini Terme

1969, Giro d'Italia, stage 04 VitoTaccone in Montecatini Terme
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1969, Giro d'Italia, stage 15 Franco Bitossi in Repubblica San Marino

1969, Giro d'Italia, stage 15 Franco Bitossi in Repubblica San Marino
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1969, Giro d'Italia, stage 15 Felice Gimondi

1969, Giro d'Italia, stage 15 Felice Gimondi
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1969, Giro d'Italia, stage 15 Eddy Merckx in the pink jersey

1969, Giro d'Italia, stage 15 Eddy Merckx in the pink jersey
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1969, Giro d'Italia, stage 21 Felice Gimondi and Primo Mori on the Passo Sella

1969, Giro d'Italia, stage 21 Felice Gimondi and Primo Mori on the Passo Sella
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1970, Giro d'Italia, stage 02 Eddy Merckx and Franco Bitossi

1970, Giro d'Italia, stage 02 Eddy Merckx and Franco Bitossi
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1970, Giro d'Italia, stage 18 Felice Gimondi Felice, and Eddy Merckx on the Passo Fedaia

1970, Giro d'Italia, stage 18 Felice Gimondi Felice, and Eddy Merckx on the Passo Fedaia
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1971, Giro d'Italia

1971, Giro d'Italia
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1972, Giro d'Italia, stage 16 Eddy Merckx on the attack

1972, Giro d'Italia, stage 16 Eddy Merckx on the attack
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1972, Giro d'Italia, stage 17 Eddy Merckx on the Stelvio

1972, Giro d'Italia, stage 17 Eddy Merckx on the Stelvio
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1995, Giro d'Italia, stage 04 Tony Rominger in the maglia rosa

1995, Giro d'Italia, stage 04 Tony Rominger in the maglia rosa
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1975, Giro d'Italia, stage 21 Francesco Galdos on the Stelvio

1975, Giro d'Italia, stage 21 Francesco Galdos on the Stelvio
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1975, Giro d'Italia, stage 21 Felice Gimondi on the Stelvio

1975, Giro d'Italia, stage 21 Felice Gimondi on the Stelvio
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1987, Giro d'Italia Stephen Roche in the pink jersey

1987, Giro d'Italia Stephen Roche in the pink jersey
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2004, Giro d'Italia, stage 18 Damiano Cunego leads through the snow on the Gavia pass

2004, Giro d'Italia, stage 18 Damiano Cunego leads through the snow on the Gavia pass
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1990, Giro d'Italia, stage 01 Gianni Bugno in the maglia rosa

1990, Giro d'Italia, stage 01 Gianni Bugno in the maglia rosa
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1990, Giro d'Italia, stage 20: Phil Anderson in the blue, Claudio Chiappucci in green, Gianni Bugno in pink and Mario Cipollini in the ciclamino jersey

1990, Giro d'Italia, stage 20: Phil Anderson in the blue, Claudio Chiappucci in green, Gianni Bugno in pink and Mario Cipollini in the ciclamino jersey
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1992, Giro d'Italia, stage 04 Miguel Indurain in the maglia rosa

1992, Giro d'Italia, stage 04 Miguel Indurain in the maglia rosa
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On May 13, 1909, the first riders of the Giro d'Italia departed in the wee hours of the morning for the very first edition of the race. Modeled after the Tour de France and promoted by La Gazzetta dello Sport it would go on to become an enduring fixture of sport in Italy.

While the early years pre-date Cyclingnews' photo archives, the gallery begins after the decades of Italian domination in the race with Giovanni Brunero, Alfredo Binda, Gino Bartali and Fausto Coppi. We pick up with the first foreign winner, Hugo Koblet of Switzerland, and Luxembourg's only winner, Charly Gaul, and have a smattering of images from Eddy Merckx's five overall victories.

Most of the photos date from the last two decades, and we hope the images can spark some fond memories and reignite your passion for the Italian Grand Tour, which celebrates its 100th edition this year.

Click or swipe through the gallery for 100 images of the 100th Giro d'Italia.

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