Giro d'Italia 2021 – Mega gallery

The Giro d'Italia drew to a close on Sunday afternoon, capping three weeks of spectacular racing up and down the peninsula from the flats of the Po Valley to the hills of Tuscany and the mountains of the Dolomites and Alps.

Egan Bernal (Ineos Grenadiers) celebrated with the Trofeo Senza Fine in the shadow of the Duomo di Milano, following a series of commanding displays with controlled defensive riding from him and his team later on.

The Colombian, who now has the summer off ahead of the Vuelta a España, can now  look back on a job well done and hang a maglia rosa alongside his maillot jaune after beating Damiano Caruso (Bahrain Victorious) and Simon Yates (Team BikeExchange) into second and third place.

But there was much more to the Corsa Rosa beyond the podium and the battle for pink. We saw Filippo Ganna's time trial mastery, sprint battles between Caleb Ewan, Giacomo Nizzolo, Peter Sagan, Tim Merlier and more, 10 breakaway victories, the long-awaited return of the sterrato, 13 first-time Grand Tour stage winners, the natural beauty of Italy, and much more besides.

We've compiled 128 photos from stage 1 to stage 21, bringing together the highlights and key moments of the year's first Grand Tour with the stunning scenery witnessed along the way

Look above for a complete gallery of stages 1-11 of the Giro, and look below for photography from stage 12-21. 

Thanks to Bettini Photo and Getty Images for their photography throughout the race from Tim De Waele, Fabio Ferrari, Gian Mattia D'Alberto, Stuart Franklin, Dario Belingheri, Ilario Biondi, and Luca Bettini.