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Marcel Kittel poses with the maglia rosa during the 2016 Giro's first rest day.

Marcel Kittel poses with the maglia rosa during the 2016 Giro's first rest day.
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Fabian Cancellara arrives in Italy during the first rest day of the 2016 Giro d'Italia

Fabian Cancellara arrives in Italy during the first rest day of the 2016 Giro d'Italia
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Marcel Kittel arrives in Italy on the Giro's first rest day.

Marcel Kittel arrives in Italy on the Giro's first rest day.
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Filippo Pozzato and Vincenzo Nibali.

Filippo Pozzato and Vincenzo Nibali.
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Tom Dumoulin at the airport during the Giro's first rest day

Tom Dumoulin at the airport during the Giro's first rest day
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Fabian Cancellara looks for the correct gate.

Fabian Cancellara looks for the correct gate.
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Vincenzo Nibali arrives in Italy on the Giro's first rest day.

Vincenzo Nibali arrives in Italy on the Giro's first rest day.
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Vincenzo Nibali arrives in Italy on the Giro's first rest day.

Vincenzo Nibali arrives in Italy on the Giro's first rest day.
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Tom Dumoulin arrivesin Italy on the Giro's first rest day.

Tom Dumoulin arrivesin Italy on the Giro's first rest day.
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Marcel Kittel makes his way to the gate for the flight to Italy.

Marcel Kittel makes his way to the gate for the flight to Italy.
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Filippo Pozzato on the first rest day.

Filippo Pozzato on the first rest day.
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Mikel Landa at the Dutch airport waiting for the flight to Italy.

Mikel Landa at the Dutch airport waiting for the flight to Italy.
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Rigoberto Uran and Moreno Moser wait for the flight to Italy.

Rigoberto Uran and Moreno Moser wait for the flight to Italy.
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Vincenzo Nibali has a front-row seat for the trip.

Vincenzo Nibali has a front-row seat for the trip.
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Marcel Kittel and Bob Jungels get ready to fly to Italy.

Marcel Kittel and Bob Jungels get ready to fly to Italy.
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Riders make their way toward the charter plane that will take them to Italy.

Riders make their way toward the charter plane that will take them to Italy.
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Marcel Kittel poses with the maglia rosa during the 2016 Giro's first rest day.

Marcel Kittel poses with the maglia rosa during the 2016 Giro's first rest day.
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Marcel Kittel poses with the maglia rosa during the 2016 Giro's first rest day.

Marcel Kittel poses with the maglia rosa during the 2016 Giro's first rest day.
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Trek-Segafredo director Dirk DeMol arrives in Italy during the first rest day of the 2016 Giro d'Italia

Trek-Segafredo director Dirk DeMol arrives in Italy during the first rest day of the 2016 Giro d'Italia
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Manuel Quinziato arrives in Italy during the first rest day of the 2016 Giro d'Italia

Manuel Quinziato arrives in Italy during the first rest day of the 2016 Giro d'Italia
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Filippo Pozzato arrives in Italy during the first rest day of the 2016 Giro d'Italia

Filippo Pozzato arrives in Italy during the first rest day of the 2016 Giro d'Italia
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Fabian Cancellara arrives in Italy during the first rest day of the 2016 Giro d'Italia

Fabian Cancellara arrives in Italy during the first rest day of the 2016 Giro d'Italia
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Overall race leader Marcel Kittel talks with reporters during the first rest day of the 2016 Giro d'Italia

Overall race leader Marcel Kittel talks with reporters during the first rest day of the 2016 Giro d'Italia
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Overall race leader Marcel Kittel poses for a quick portrait during the first rest day of the 2016 Giro d'Italia

Overall race leader Marcel Kittel poses for a quick portrait during the first rest day of the 2016 Giro d'Italia
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Overall race leader Marcel Kittel talks with reporters during the first rest day of the 2016 Giro d'Italia

Overall race leader Marcel Kittel talks with reporters during the first rest day of the 2016 Giro d'Italia
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Fabio Sabatini of Etixx Quick-Step and Maximiliam Sciandri, director BMC Racing Team

Fabio Sabatini of Etixx Quick-Step and Maximiliam Sciandri, director BMC Racing Team
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Carlos Verona arrives in Italy during the first rest day of the 2016 Giro d'Italia

Carlos Verona arrives in Italy during the first rest day of the 2016 Giro d'Italia
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Bob Jungels arrives in Italy during the first rest day of the 2016 Gi

Bob Jungels arrives in Italy during the first rest day of the 2016 Gi
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Teams line up to get on the charter plane that will take them to Italy.

Teams line up to get on the charter plane that will take them to Italy.
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Teams line up to get on the charter plane that will take them to Italy.

Teams line up to get on the charter plane that will take them to Italy.
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Teams line up to get on the charter plane that will take them to Italy.

Teams line up to get on the charter plane that will take them to Italy.
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Teams line up to get on the charter plane that will take them to Italy.

Teams line up to get on the charter plane that will take them to Italy.
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Katusha's Alexey Tcatevitch

Katusha's Alexey Tcatevitch
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Anthony Pauwels, physio, and Rik Van Slycke, director, Team Etixx Quick-Step

Anthony Pauwels, physio, and Rik Van Slycke, director, Team Etixx Quick-Step
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Marcel Kittel arrives in Italy during the first rest day of the 2016 Gi

Marcel Kittel arrives in Italy during the first rest day of the 2016 Gi
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Marcel Kittel arrives in Italy during the first rest day of the 2016 Gi

Marcel Kittel arrives in Italy during the first rest day of the 2016 Gi
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Overall race leader Marcel Kittel talks with reporters during the first rest day of the 2016 Giro d'Italia

Overall race leader Marcel Kittel talks with reporters during the first rest day of the 2016 Giro d'Italia
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"Rest day" may have been a bit of a misnomer for Monday at the Giro d'Italia as the peloton transferred from team kits to casual wear for the trip from Holland to Italy. Riders and staff hopped on a chartered plane in Amsterdam that took them to Lamezia in the province of Catanzaro.

Overall race leader Marcel Kittel (Etixx-QuickStep) met with reporters and photographers at the team hotel, while others squeezed in some time for a short ride, an extra massage or a call with friends and family.

The racing starts up again on Tuesday with the 200km fourth stage from Catanzaro to Praia a Mare. There are two decent climbs in the third quarter, then a lumpy run-in. It won’t shake up the GC but may get rid of the heaviest sprinters. Can Kittel hang onto pink for another day, or will opening time trial winner Tom Dumoulin (Giant-Alpecin) ride back into the race lead?

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