With nine days until the Grand Partenza of the 2014 Giro d'Italia Cyclingnews continues it countdown to the race with a gallery of images to look back at the 2013 edition of the Corsa Rosa won by Vincenzo Nibali (Astana).
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In 2013 Nibali won two stage wins and dominated the race for the pink jersey. He secured victory with a dominate ride in the snow to the final summit finish at Tre Cime di Lavaredo. Rigoberto Uran (Team Sky) finished second overall, 4:43 down on Nibali. Cadel Evans (BMC) was third at 5:52.
Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) claim five stages and the red points jersey.
Snow and cold weather wreck havoc on the race. Stage 19 from Ponte di Legno to Vall Martell was cancelled and other stages were shortened. Riders finished the stage to Tre Cime di Lavaredo covered in snow. It was a demanding edition of the Corsa Rosa but Cyclingnews photographer Tim de Waele captured some dramatic images.
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