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Gallery: The landscapes and action from the Giro d'Italia

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Mark Cavendish takes a friendly push from the devoted home fans

Mark Cavendish takes a friendly push from the devoted home fans
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Riders struggle up the final climb on stage 15 of the Giro d'Italia

Riders struggle up the final climb on stage 15 of the Giro d'Italia
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Lars Bak (Lotto Belisol) on the descent to the finish of stage 12

Lars Bak (Lotto Belisol) on the descent to the finish of stage 12
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The Giro rides along the coast for amazing views on stage 12

The Giro rides along the coast for amazing views on stage 12
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Lars Bak wins a stage into Sestri Levante

Lars Bak wins a stage into Sestri Levante
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Katusah lead the peloton to Sestri Levante

Katusah lead the peloton to Sestri Levante
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The sun breaks through the clouds

The sun breaks through the clouds
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Paolo Tiralongo (Astana) leads the maglia rosa on stage 11

Paolo Tiralongo (Astana) leads the maglia rosa on stage 11
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Italian school children line the road on stage 11

Italian school children line the road on stage 11
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An Omega-Pharma QuickStep rider battles the gradient as he approaches the finish in Assisi

An Omega-Pharma QuickStep rider battles the gradient as he approaches the finish in Assisi
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Young and old turn out to support the Giro

Young and old turn out to support the Giro
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Through the rain and mist Ivan Basso (Liquigas-Cannondale) leads the peloton

Through the rain and mist Ivan Basso (Liquigas-Cannondale) leads the peloton
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A dramatic finish in the mountains on stage 14

A dramatic finish in the mountains on stage 14
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A Movistar rider accepts some gentle help

A Movistar rider accepts some gentle help
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The Liquigas-Cannondale team rider tempo on the front of the bunch

The Liquigas-Cannondale team rider tempo on the front of the bunch
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Eisel leads a hidden Mark Cavendish through the mountains on stage 15

Eisel leads a hidden Mark Cavendish through the mountains on stage 15
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A lone Androni rider on the attack in stage 15

A lone Androni rider on the attack in stage 15
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An unknown rider enters a tunnel but finds support

An unknown rider enters a tunnel but finds support
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Jack Bauer (Garmin-Barracuda) has some fun

Jack Bauer (Garmin-Barracuda) has some fun
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A finish in Cervinia saw the climbers decide the stage

A finish in Cervinia saw the climbers decide the stage
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Euskaltel-Euskadi show off their climbing legs

Euskaltel-Euskadi show off their climbing legs
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Rodriguez grabs his stage on the road to Assisi

Rodriguez grabs his stage on the road to Assisi
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Out of the way: Helping the riders through the crowds

Out of the way: Helping the riders through the crowds
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Veteran Jeremy Hunt (Team Sky) battles through the pain

Veteran Jeremy Hunt (Team Sky) battles through the pain
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An Euskaltel rider brings up the rear of the peloton on a perfect day of racing conditions

An Euskaltel rider brings up the rear of the peloton on a perfect day of racing conditions
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The peloton snakes along the Italian courtyside

The peloton snakes along the Italian courtyside
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Riding along the coast and towards Fano on stage 5 of the Giro d'Italia

Riding along the coast and towards Fano on stage 5 of the Giro d'Italia
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Taylor Phinney (last in line) follows his BMC teammates

Taylor Phinney (last in line) follows his BMC teammates
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Huge crowds turn out for the team time trial in Verona

Huge crowds turn out for the team time trial in Verona
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The Vacansoleil-DCM team power along the Verona time trial course

The Vacansoleil-DCM team power along the Verona time trial course
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Team names ahead of the team time trial

Team names ahead of the team time trial
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The break head the race on stage 6 to Porto Sant'Elpidio

The break head the race on stage 6 to Porto Sant'Elpidio
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Picture perfect landscape on stage 6 of the Giro d'Italia

Picture perfect landscape on stage 6 of the Giro d'Italia
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A Vacansoleil-DCM rider leads a group of riders on stage 6

A Vacansoleil-DCM rider leads a group of riders on stage 6
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Jose Ventoso raises his arms while Fabio Felline bangs his arms in frustration

Jose Ventoso raises his arms while Fabio Felline bangs his arms in frustration
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Team Sky lead the autobus into the cloudsJ

Team Sky lead the autobus into the cloudsJ
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Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Barracuda) in the maglia rosa

Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Barracuda) in the maglia rosa
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Stage 8 to Lago Laceno saw the race's first uphill finish

Stage 8 to Lago Laceno saw the race's first uphill finish
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A scenic view on the stage to Rocca di Cambio

A scenic view on the stage to Rocca di Cambio
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Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Katusha) riding on stage 7

Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Katusha) riding on stage 7
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Stage 7 to Rocca di Cambio

Stage 7 to Rocca di Cambio
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Michele Scarponi turns to the camera just before Lampre start their team time trial

Michele Scarponi turns to the camera just before Lampre start their team time trial
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With the Giro d'Italia building towards a crescendo as the race heads into the Dolomites, we take a look back at the first two weeks of racing through the images of Jered and Ashley Gruber.

The pair have been present throughout the race, taking photos from the start in Copenhagen, to the team time trial in Verona and as the race travels through the Italian south, before the route heads north again.

While the pattern of racing has been unpredictable yet close, the one constant has been the stunning landscapes and scenery, which is perfectly depicted in this gallery of images.