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Gallery: Giro d'Italia time trials

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Nairo Quintana (Movistar) time trialling his way to victory at the 2014 Giro

Nairo Quintana (Movistar) time trialling his way to victory at the 2014 Giro (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Nairo Quintana (Movistar) won the stage 19 time trial to Monte Grappa in the pink jersey

Nairo Quintana (Movistar) won the stage 19 time trial to Monte Grappa in the pink jersey (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Nairo Quintana riding to victory in the 2014 mountain time trial

Nairo Quintana riding to victory in the 2014 mountain time trial
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Michael Hepburn rides through the tifosi in 2014

Michael Hepburn rides through the tifosi in 2014
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Michael Hepburn riding up Cima Grappa in the 2014 Giro time trial

Michael Hepburn riding up Cima Grappa in the 2014 Giro time trial
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Julián Arredondo in the mountains classification jersey during the 2014 time trial to Monte Grappa

Julián Arredondo in the mountains classification jersey during the 2014 time trial to Monte Grappa (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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For Nacer Bouhanni, a mountain time trial to Monte Grappa is just about the toughest day in the saddle

For Nacer Bouhanni, a mountain time trial to Monte Grappa is just about the toughest day in the saddle (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Domenico Pozzovivo climbing during the stage 19 time trial in 2014

Domenico Pozzovivo climbing during the stage 19 time trial in 2014 (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Fabio Aru (Astana) in the white jersey as he finishes second on the Monte Grappa time trial

Fabio Aru (Astana) in the white jersey as he finishes second on the Monte Grappa time trial (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Cadel Evans time trialling on stage 19 to Monte Grappa

Cadel Evans time trialling on stage 19 to Monte Grappa (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Nairo Quintana brings out a Colombian flag on the podium to celebrate his time trial win in 2014

Nairo Quintana brings out a Colombian flag on the podium to celebrate his time trial win in 2014 (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Rigoberto Uran riding his way to third in the time trial and second overall at the 2014 Giro

Rigoberto Uran riding his way to third in the time trial and second overall at the 2014 Giro (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Domenico Pozzovivo riding up Monte Grappa

Domenico Pozzovivo riding up Monte Grappa (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Wilco Kelderman is surrounded by fans on the Monte Grappa

Wilco Kelderman is surrounded by fans on the Monte Grappa (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Ivan Basso time trialling on stage 19 of the 2014 Giro

Ivan Basso time trialling on stage 19 of the 2014 Giro (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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The Monte Grappa time trial in 2014 was a popular stage with the tifosi

The Monte Grappa time trial in 2014 was a popular stage with the tifosi (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Maxime Bouet on the drops as he climbs up Monte Grappa in 2014

Maxime Bouet on the drops as he climbs up Monte Grappa in 2014 (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Cadel Evans in the start house for the stage 12 time trial

Cadel Evans in the start house for the stage 12 time trial (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Rigoberto Uran was the fastest man on the stage 12 time trial

Rigoberto Uran was the fastest man on the stage 12 time trial (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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A moment of calm before Cadel Evans started the stage 12 time trial and lost the pink jersey

A moment of calm before Cadel Evans started the stage 12 time trial and lost the pink jersey (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Rafał Majka rode the time trial in the white jersey on stage 12

Rafał Majka rode the time trial in the white jersey on stage 12 (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Fabio Aru starts his time trial in 2014

Fabio Aru starts his time trial in 2014 (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Nairo Quintana rolls out for the stage 12 time trial

Nairo Quintana rolls out for the stage 12 time trial (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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A big last breath of air for Pierre Rolland before the time trial

A big last breath of air for Pierre Rolland before the time trial (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Cadel Evans' last day in the maglia rosa was the stage 12 time trial in 2014

Cadel Evans' last day in the maglia rosa was the stage 12 time trial in 2014 (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Rigoberto Uran during the stage 12 time trial

Rigoberto Uran during the stage 12 time trial (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Fabio Aru during the time trial to Barolo

Fabio Aru during the time trial to Barolo (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Rigoberto Uran became the first Colombian to wear the maglia rosa following his time trial win in 2014

Rigoberto Uran became the first Colombian to wear the maglia rosa following his time trial win in 2014 (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Rigoberto Uran on the podium after winning the stage 12 time trial in 2014

Rigoberto Uran on the podium after winning the stage 12 time trial in 2014 (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Norwegian champion Edvald Bosan Hagen starts his time trial in 2014

Norwegian champion Edvald Bosan Hagen starts his time trial in 2014 (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Vincenzo Nibali, wearing the maglia rosa, was untouchable in the Polsa time trial

Vincenzo Nibali, wearing the maglia rosa, was untouchable in the Polsa time trial (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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There was no repeat of Alex Doswett's time trial victory in Polsa with the parcours too steep for the British champion

There was no repeat of Alex Doswett's time trial victory in Polsa with the parcours too steep for the British champion (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Cadel Evans on the steeper slopes of the Polsa time trial

Cadel Evans on the steeper slopes of the Polsa time trial (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Italian national champion Dario Cataldo during the Polsa time trial

Italian national champion Dario Cataldo during the Polsa time trial (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Samuel Sánchez riding to second in the Polsa time trial

Samuel Sánchez riding to second in the Polsa time trial (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Vladimir Karpets in the 2013 Polsa time trial

Vladimir Karpets in the 2013 Polsa time trial (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Danilo Di Luca was tenth in the Polsa time trial

Danilo Di Luca was tenth in the Polsa time trial (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Samuel Sánchez was the only rider within one minute of Nibali on the time trial to Polsa

Samuel Sánchez was the only rider within one minute of Nibali on the time trial to Polsa (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Evgeni Petrov digs deep

Evgeni Petrov digs deep (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Franco Pellizotti looks to be in a world of pain in the Polsa time trial

Franco Pellizotti looks to be in a world of pain in the Polsa time trial (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Carlos Betancur in the white jersey on the uphill time trial to Polsa

Carlos Betancur in the white jersey on the uphill time trial to Polsa (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Rigoberto Uran was over a minute down on Nibali on the time trial to Polsa

Rigoberto Uran was over a minute down on Nibali on the time trial to Polsa (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Mauro Santambrogio time trialling to Polsa

Mauro Santambrogio time trialling to Polsa (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Cadel Evans digging deep during the 2013 time trial to Polsa

Cadel Evans digging deep during the 2013 time trial to Polsa (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) won the final time trial in 2013

Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) won the final time trial in 2013 (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) celebrates his first maglia rosa of 2013 after the stage 8 time trial

Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) celebrates his first maglia rosa of 2013 after the stage 8 time trial (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Vincenzo Nibali during the stage time trial after which he would be leading the Giro

Vincenzo Nibali during the stage time trial after which he would be leading the Giro (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) moves into the pink jersey after the stage 8 time trial and would wear it all the way to Brescia

Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) moves into the pink jersey after the stage 8 time trial and would wear it all the way to Brescia (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Bradley Wiggins in the stage 8 time trial

Bradley Wiggins in the stage 8 time trial (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Bradley Wiggins rolls out for the time trial but it wasn't his day with the Olympic champion needing to change bikes, slowing his pace as he finished second

Bradley Wiggins rolls out for the time trial but it wasn't his day with the Olympic champion needing to change bikes, slowing his pace as he finished second (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Bradley Wiggins before his stage 8 time trial

Bradley Wiggins before his stage 8 time trial (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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The maglia rosa Beñat Intxausti fights to keep his jersey

The maglia rosa Beñat Intxausti fights to keep his jersey (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Ryder Hesjedal during the stage 8 time trial

Ryder Hesjedal during the stage 8 time trial (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Alex Dowsett celebrates his stage win on the podium

Alex Dowsett celebrates his stage win on the podium (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Alex Dowsett upseat Bradley Wiggins to claim his first grand tour stage win n the stage 8 time trial

Alex Dowsett upseat Bradley Wiggins to claim his first grand tour stage win n the stage 8 time trial (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Beñat Intxausti's only day in the maglia rosa was the stage 8 time trial in 2013

Beñat Intxausti's only day in the maglia rosa was the stage 8 time trial in 2013 (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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The Garmin team on the podium after the final time trial

The Garmin team on the podium after the final time trial (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Marco Pinotti on the podium as winner of the final day 2012 time trial

Marco Pinotti on the podium as winner of the final day 2012 time trial (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Marco Pinotti finishes first in front of the Duomo in Milan

Marco Pinotti finishes first in front of the Duomo in Milan (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Marco Pinotti won the final time trial of 2012 to make it two from two for BMC

Marco Pinotti won the final time trial of 2012 to make it two from two for BMC (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Ryder Hesjedal can't believe he's won the Giro after his final time trial elevated him onto top step of the podium

Ryder Hesjedal can't believe he's won the Giro after his final time trial elevated him onto top step of the podium (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Joaquim Rodríguez crosses the line in Milan knowing he's lost the Giro

Joaquim Rodríguez crosses the line in Milan knowing he's lost the Giro (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Joaquim Rodríguez finishes the 2012 time trial and Milan and slips to second overall

Joaquim Rodríguez finishes the 2012 time trial and Milan and slips to second overall (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Ryder Hesjedal holds aloft the Giro trophy after his final day time trial saw him jump into the overall lead

Ryder Hesjedal holds aloft the Giro trophy after his final day time trial saw him jump into the overall lead (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Ryder Hesjedal crosses the line in Milan and realises the 2012 Giro crown will be his

Ryder Hesjedal crosses the line in Milan and realises the 2012 Giro crown will be his (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Journalist Gregor Brown gets in some podium time

Journalist Gregor Brown gets in some podium time (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Taylor Phinney was the first maglia rosa of 2012

Taylor Phinney was the first maglia rosa of 2012 (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Taylor Phinney riding to the time trial win in 2012

Taylor Phinney riding to the time trial win in 2012 (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Taylor Phinney celebrates winning the opening day time trial of the 2012 Giro

Taylor Phinney celebrates winning the opening day time trial of the 2012 Giro (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Alberto Contador pulls on another maglia rosa in 2011 after winning the time trial

Alberto Contador pulls on another maglia rosa in 2011 after winning the time trial (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Alberto Contador sets off for the stage 16 time trial in 2011

Alberto Contador sets off for the stage 16 time trial in 2011 (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Alberto Contador rides through the tifosi in 2011

Alberto Contador rides through the tifosi in 2011 (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Vincenzo Nibali would inherit Alberto Contador's stage 16 time trial from 2011

Vincenzo Nibali would inherit Alberto Contador's stage 16 time trial from 2011 (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Vincenzo Nibali ready to leave the start house in 2011

Vincenzo Nibali ready to leave the start house in 2011 (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Vicenzo Nibali rids through the crowds on the road to Nevegal

Vicenzo Nibali rids through the crowds on the road to Nevegal (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Alberto Contador poses with the Giro trophy after the final time trial in 2011 but would lose the victory

Alberto Contador poses with the Giro trophy after the final time trial in 2011 but would lose the victory (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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The 2011 Giro podium on the day would end up looking rather different in the history books

The 2011 Giro podium on the day would end up looking rather different in the history books (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Michele Scarponi crosses the line in Milan thinking he woudl have to settle for second overall but the Italian would alter be declared the overall winner of the race

Michele Scarponi crosses the line in Milan thinking he woudl have to settle for second overall but the Italian would alter be declared the overall winner of the race (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Alberto Contador time trials around Milan in 2011

Alberto Contador time trials around Milan in 2011 (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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David Miller won the final day time trial in 2011

David Miller won the final day time trial in 2011 (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Alberto Contador won the uphill time trial to Nevegal in 2011 but would later be stripped of the win

Alberto Contador won the uphill time trial to Nevegal in 2011 but would later be stripped of the win (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Bradley Wiggins celebrates wearing the first maglia rosa of 2010 after his time trial victory

Bradley Wiggins celebrates wearing the first maglia rosa of 2010 after his time trial victory (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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The 2010 Giro winner Ivan Basso after the final day time trial

The 2010 Giro winner Ivan Basso after the final day time trial (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Ivan Basso was the 2010 Giro winner, wearing the maglia rosa on the final day

Ivan Basso was the 2010 Giro winner, wearing the maglia rosa on the final day (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Gustav Larsson wins the final day time trial at the 2010 Giro

Gustav Larsson wins the final day time trial at the 2010 Giro (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Bradley Wiggins rolls out for stage 1 of the 2010 Giro which he would go on to win

Bradley Wiggins rolls out for stage 1 of the 2010 Giro which he would go on to win (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Danilo Di Luca during the 2009 time trial

Danilo Di Luca during the 2009 time trial (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Danilo Di Luca started the Riomaggiore time trial in the pink jersey

Danilo Di Luca started the Riomaggiore time trial in the pink jersey (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Michael Rogers gets his Riomaggiore time trial underway

Michael Rogers gets his Riomaggiore time trial underway (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Dennis Menchov leaves the start house

Dennis Menchov leaves the start house (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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A pink jersey was a further bonus for Menchov after his time trial win

A pink jersey was a further bonus for Menchov after his time trial win (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Dennis Menchov riding to the Riomaggiore time trial victory

Dennis Menchov riding to the Riomaggiore time trial victory (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Dennis Menchov moved into the pink jersey after the 2009 Riomaggiore time trial

Dennis Menchov moved into the pink jersey after the 2009 Riomaggiore time trial (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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 Danilo Di Luca during the Riomaggiore time trial

Danilo Di Luca during the Riomaggiore time trial (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Danilo Di Luca can only smile after losing the maglia rosa after the Riomaggiore time trial

Danilo Di Luca can only smile after losing the maglia rosa after the Riomaggiore time trial (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Dennis Menchov after the final day time trial in 2009

Dennis Menchov after the final day time trial in 2009 (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Dennis Menchov riding the Roma time trial

Dennis Menchov riding the Roma time trial (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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 Ignatas Konovalovas won the final day 2009 time trial

Ignatas Konovalovas won the final day 2009 time trial (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Dennis Menchov crashes on the slippery Roma cobbles during the final day time trial

Dennis Menchov crashes on the slippery Roma cobbles during the final day time trial (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Not even a final day crash could stop Dennis Menchov from claiming overall victory

Not even a final day crash could stop Dennis Menchov from claiming overall victory (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Marzio Bruseghin won the 2008 Giro time trial to Urbino

Marzio Bruseghin won the 2008 Giro time trial to Urbino (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Alberto Contador wearing the maglia rosa on the uphill time trial at the 2008 Giro

Alberto Contador wearing the maglia rosa on the uphill time trial at the 2008 Giro (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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 Franco Pellizotti won the 2008 Plan de Corones time trial

Franco Pellizotti won the 2008 Plan de Corones time trial (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Paolo Savoldelli during the 2008 Plan de Corones time trial

Paolo Savoldelli during the 2008 Plan de Corones time trial (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Alberto Contador approaches the Plan de Corones finish line

Alberto Contador approaches the Plan de Corones finish line (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Alberto Contador climbing during the time trial to Plan de Corones in 2008

Alberto Contador climbing during the time trial to Plan de Corones in 2008 (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Marco Pinotti won the final day 2008 Giro time trial

Marco Pinotti won the final day 2008 Giro time trial (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Giovanni Visconti in the pink jersey before a time trial at the 2008 Giro

Giovanni Visconti in the pink jersey before a time trial at the 2008 Giro (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Paolo Savoldelli won the stage 20 time trial in 2007

Paolo Savoldelli won the stage 20 time trial in 2007 (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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The young face of Andy Schleck at the 2007 Giro before the stage 13 time trial

The young face of Andy Schleck at the 2007 Giro before the stage 13 time trial (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Danilo Di Luca in the pink jersey at the start of stage 13 time trial in 2007

Danilo Di Luca in the pink jersey at the start of stage 13 time trial in 2007 (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Then Italian national champion Marzio Bruseghin won the stage 13 time trial in 2007

Then Italian national champion Marzio Bruseghin won the stage 13 time trial in 2007 (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Danilo Di Luca punches air after the stage 20 time trial at the 2007 Giro knowing the overall title is his

Danilo Di Luca punches air after the stage 20 time trial at the 2007 Giro knowing the overall title is his (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Jan Ullrich celebrates his time trial victory at the 2006 Giro

Jan Ullrich celebrates his time trial victory at the 2006 Giro (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Jan Ullrich on his way to winning the stage 11 time trial at the Giro

Jan Ullrich on his way to winning the stage 11 time trial at the Giro (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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The world champion Michael Rogers gets ready to time trial at the 2006 Giro

The world champion Michael Rogers gets ready to time trial at the 2006 Giro (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Paolo Savoldelli won the first time trial of the 2006 Giro and also wore the first pink jersy

Paolo Savoldelli won the first time trial of the 2006 Giro and also wore the first pink jersy (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Ivan Basso wearing the maglia rosa during the stage 11 time trial at the 2006 Giro

Ivan Basso wearing the maglia rosa during the stage 11 time trial at the 2006 Giro (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Brett Lancaster with the first maglia rosa of the 2005 Giro following his prologue success

Brett Lancaster with the first maglia rosa of the 2005 Giro following his prologue success (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Brett Lancaster shakes hands with Mario Cipollini after the 2005 Prologue

Brett Lancaster shakes hands with Mario Cipollini after the 2005 Prologue (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Danilo Di Luca wearing the maglia rosa in the stage 8 time trial in 2005

Danilo Di Luca wearing the maglia rosa in the stage 8 time trial in 2005 (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Filippo Pozzato starts his time trial in 2005

Filippo Pozzato starts his time trial in 2005 (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Damiani Cunego during the stage 8 time trial in 2005

Damiani Cunego during the stage 8 time trial in 2005 (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Then Italian champion Dario Cioni time trialling in 2005

Then Italian champion Dario Cioni time trialling in 2005 (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Stefano Garzelli with a custom painted helmet at the 2005 Giro

Stefano Garzelli with a custom painted helmet at the 2005 Giro (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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David Zabriskie won the 45km time trial to Florence in 2005

David Zabriskie won the 45km time trial to Florence in 2005 (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Ivan Basso celebrates stage 18 time trial success in 2005 a day after winning in the mountains

Ivan Basso celebrates stage 18 time trial success in 2005 a day after winning in the mountains (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Last minute stretches for Paolo Savoldelli before his 2005 time trial

Last minute stretches for Paolo Savoldelli before his 2005 time trial (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Paolo Savoldelli warming up before the final time trial of the 2005 edition of the Giro

Paolo Savoldelli warming up before the final time trial of the 2005 edition of the Giro (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Australian Tren Wilson riding a time trial in 2005

Australian Tren Wilson riding a time trial in 2005 (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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David Arroyo kept his race lead after the Giro's 2010 time trial up Plan de Corones

David Arroyo kept his race lead after the Giro's 2010 time trial up Plan de Corones
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Cadel Evans was runner up to Stefano Garzelli on the 2010 time trial up the Plan de Corones

Cadel Evans was runner up to Stefano Garzelli on the 2010 time trial up the Plan de Corones
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Vincenzo Nibali riding to fourth place in the 2010 Plan de Corones time trial

Vincenzo Nibali riding to fourth place in the 2010 Plan de Corones time trial
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Alberto Contador wearing the maglia rosa in the 2008 Plan de Corones time trial

Alberto Contador wearing the maglia rosa in the 2008 Plan de Corones time trial
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Andy Schleck in the best young riders jersey at the 2007 Giro d'Italia's stage 13 time trial

Andy Schleck in the best young riders jersey at the 2007 Giro d'Italia's stage 13 time trial
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Captain America, Dave Zabriskie, finishes the stage 13 Giro time trial in 2007

Captain America, Dave Zabriskie, finishes the stage 13 Giro time trial in 2007
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Vladimir Efimkin crashes in the opening stage of the 2006 Giro d'Italia

Vladimir Efimkin crashes in the opening stage of the 2006 Giro d'Italia

Since 1933, time trials have been a regular feature of the Giro d'Italia. Over the part ten years, the race against the clock has been crucial in deciding the overall winner of the race with uphill time trials a regular occurrence. In 2014, Nairo Quintana's win on Monte Grappa in the maglia rosa helped to cement his overall victory just as Vincenzo Nibali did so a year previously on the climb to Polsa. In 2008, Alberto Contador's time trial up the unpaved Plan de Corones saw him put serious time into his main challengers before sealing the overall win with a commanding final day race against the clock in Milan.

The Giro has also witnessed dramatic final day time trial's in recent years. in 2009, Dennis Menchov crashed on the slippery cobbles around the Colosseum in Rome while wearing the maglia rosa in the final kilometre of the 14.4 km stage. A quick bike change and Menchov was back on the road, sealing a 41 second victory over Danilo Di Luca and his second career Grand Tour victory.

Equally dramatic was the final day 2012 time trial in Milan as Ryder Hesjedal turned a 31 second deficit into a 16 second advantage over Joaquim Rodríguez on the 28.2km course to become the first Canadian winner of the Giro. The two riders had swapped the pink jersey from stage 7 when Hesjedal wore pink for the first time with the time trial the deciding factor in the overall classification.

Stage 14 of the Giro, from Treviso to Valdobbiadene, is one of the longest time trial's in recent grand tour history at 59.4 kilometres in length and is sure to see the first serious time gaps open up on the general classification. Cyclingnews will have live coverage of the stage, but first have a look through our gallery of the last ten year's of time trilling at the Giro.