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Gallery 2013: Through the lens of Roberto Bettini

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Chris Horner drops Vincenzo Nibali on the Alto de l'Angliru

Chris Horner drops Vincenzo Nibali on the Alto de l'Angliru
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Dan Martin dons a panda head at the Tour of Beijing

Dan Martin dons a panda head at the Tour of Beijing
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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The Muro di Sant'Elpidio proved to much for some, Daniel Schorn decides to go up on foot

The Muro di Sant'Elpidio proved to much for some, Daniel Schorn decides to go up on foot
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Cadel Evans braves the torrid conditions during Tirreno-Adriatico

Cadel Evans braves the torrid conditions during Tirreno-Adriatico
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Peter Sagan leads the pack at Strade Bianchi

Peter Sagan leads the pack at Strade Bianchi
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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This was the closest that some fans got to their fans at Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne after it was cancelled

This was the closest that some fans got to their fans at Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne after it was cancelled
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Joaquim Rodríguez celebrates after winning Il Lombardia

Joaquim Rodríguez celebrates after winning Il Lombardia
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Rui Costa absorbs the reality that he's the new World Champion

Rui Costa absorbs the reality that he's the new World Champion
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Robert Gesink celebrates his suprise victory at the GP Cycliste Québec

Robert Gesink celebrates his suprise victory at the GP Cycliste Québec
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Maxim Iglinsky sits on the side of the road after a crash on stage 12 of the Vuelta a España

Maxim Iglinsky sits on the side of the road after a crash on stage 12 of the Vuelta a España
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Fabian Cancellara collapses exhausted after Paris-Roubaix

Fabian Cancellara collapses exhausted after Paris-Roubaix
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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The peloton squeeze through the crowds at Liège-Bastogne-Liège

The peloton squeeze through the crowds at Liège-Bastogne-Liège
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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The peloton pass the Great Wall of China during the Tour of Beijing

The peloton pass the Great Wall of China during the Tour of Beijing
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Nairo Quintana tackles the Muro di Surmano at Il Lombardia

Nairo Quintana tackles the Muro di Surmano at Il Lombardia
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Marianne Vos drops her rivals on the Via Salviati at the World Championships

Marianne Vos drops her rivals on the Via Salviati at the World Championships
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Philippe GIlbert finally got his first win of the season on stage 12 of the Vuelta a España

Philippe GIlbert finally got his first win of the season on stage 12 of the Vuelta a España
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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The peloton ride into the setting sun on the Champs Élysées

The peloton ride into the setting sun on the Champs Élysées
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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There is barely room for the riders to get through on the Alpe d'Huez, as they pass through Dutch corner

There is barely room for the riders to get through on the Alpe d'Huez, as they pass through Dutch corner
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Snow adorns a sign on the Passo del Tonale, ahead of the cancelled stage of the Giro

Snow adorns a sign on the Passo del Tonale, ahead of the cancelled stage of the Giro
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Robbie Hunter passes some well dressed fans at the Giro d'Italia

Robbie Hunter passes some well dressed fans at the Giro d'Italia
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Catching a glimpse of the peloton through the orchards, during the Giro d'Italia

Catching a glimpse of the peloton through the orchards, during the Giro d'Italia
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Tony Gallopin throws his arms up in celebration after winning Clásica San Sebastián

Tony Gallopin throws his arms up in celebration after winning Clásica San Sebastián
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Chris Froome on the podium of the Tour de France

Chris Froome on the podium of the Tour de France
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Roman Kreuziger solos to victory at Amstel Gold

Roman Kreuziger solos to victory at Amstel Gold
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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The peloton battle the conditions at Milano-Sanremo

The peloton battle the conditions at Milano-Sanremo
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Fabian Cancellara tries to get himself warm on the Milano-Sanremo podium

Fabian Cancellara tries to get himself warm on the Milano-Sanremo podium
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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The peloton battle the snow at the Giro d'Italia

The peloton battle the snow at the Giro d'Italia
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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As night falls, Richie Porte time trials to victory at Paris-Nice

As night falls, Richie Porte time trials to victory at Paris-Nice
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Tiffany Cromwell leads the way, en route to victory at Omloop Het Niewsblad

Tiffany Cromwell leads the way, en route to victory at Omloop Het Niewsblad
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Chris Froome leads Alberto Contador and Joaquim Rodríguez at the Tour of Oman

Chris Froome leads Alberto Contador and Joaquim Rodríguez at the Tour of Oman
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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This fan and his dog were regular visitors at the Tour de San Luis

This fan and his dog were regular visitors at the Tour de San Luis
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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The peloton get the season underway on the first stage of the Tour Down Under

The peloton get the season underway on the first stage of the Tour Down Under
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Daniel Moreno races to victory at Flèche Wallonne

Daniel Moreno races to victory at Flèche Wallonne
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Bradley Wiggins waits for a new bike, after dispatching his other one, on the final stage of the Giro del Trentino

Bradley Wiggins waits for a new bike, after dispatching his other one, on the final stage of the Giro del Trentino
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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The peloton ride by one of the many sunflower fields during the Tour de France

The peloton ride by one of the many sunflower fields during the Tour de France
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Echelons form on stage 13 of the Tour de France

Echelons form on stage 13 of the Tour de France
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Chris Froome time trials to second at the Tour de France on stage 11

Chris Froome time trials to second at the Tour de France on stage 11
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Marcel Kittel beats Mark Cavendish by the smallest of margins in the Tour de France stage 12

Marcel Kittel beats Mark Cavendish by the smallest of margins in the Tour de France stage 12
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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One of the more memorable moments of the Tour de France, when the Orica-GreenEDGE bus got stuck under the finishing gantry on Stage 1

One of the more memorable moments of the Tour de France, when the Orica-GreenEDGE bus got stuck under the finishing gantry on Stage 1
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Vincenzo Nibali finishes his Giro d'Italia campaign in style, with a victory on Tre Cime di Lavaredo

Vincenzo Nibali finishes his Giro d'Italia campaign in style, with a victory on Tre Cime di Lavaredo
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Tejay van Garderen kisses his newborn daughter after winning the general classification at the Tour of California

Tejay van Garderen kisses his newborn daughter after winning the general classification at the Tour of California
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Mark Cavendish takes a moment to himself after winning stage 12 of the Giro d'Italia

Mark Cavendish takes a moment to himself after winning stage 12 of the Giro d'Italia
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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The panda that became so famous after Liège-Bastogne-Liège jumps the fence

The panda that became so famous after Liège-Bastogne-Liège jumps the fence
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Peter Sagan shows off his wheelie skills ahead of the Tour de San Luis

Peter Sagan shows off his wheelie skills ahead of the Tour de San Luis
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)

We continue our series of photographic retrospectives with some of the best pictures of the season from Italian photographer Roberto Bettini.

Bettini has been following cycling for more than three decades and has captured some of the most memorable moments. This season, the Italian has followed around the peloton from the Tour Down Under in January and the Tour of Beijing in October, and everything in between.

Click here for the full gallery of images.