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Teams take the stage for Giro d'Italia presentation - Gallery

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Tom Dumoulin rides onto stage for the 2019 Giro d'Italia presentation

Tom Dumoulin rides onto stage for the 2019 Giro d'Italia presentation (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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The Giro d'Italia presentation didn't lack for pomp and circumstance

The Giro d'Italia presentation didn't lack for pomp and circumstance (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain Merida)

Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain Merida) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Simon Yates is ready to start the 2019 Giro

Simon Yates is ready to start the 2019 Giro (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Performers wow the crowd at the Giro preentation

Performers wow the crowd at the Giro preentation (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Deceuninck-QuickStep's Bob Jungels

Deceuninck-QuickStep's Bob Jungels (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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UCI Hour Record holder Victor Campanaerts

UCI Hour Record holder Victor Campanaerts (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Rafal Majka waves to the Giro presentation crowd.

Rafal Majka waves to the Giro presentation crowd. (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Esteban Chaves on stage at the Giro presentation

Esteban Chaves on stage at the Giro presentation (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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The Giro trophy makes an appearance at the team presentation

The Giro trophy makes an appearance at the team presentation (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) at the Giro team presentation

Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) at the Giro team presentation (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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The Giro trophy makes an appearance at the team presentation

The Giro trophy makes an appearance at the team presentation (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Dancers entertain the crowd at the Giro team presentation

Dancers entertain the crowd at the Giro team presentation (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Domenico Pozzovivo (Bahrain Merida)

Domenico Pozzovivo (Bahrain Merida) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Simon Yates and his Mitchelton-Scott teammates

Simon Yates and his Mitchelton-Scott teammates (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Dancers entertain the crowd at the Giro team presentation

Dancers entertain the crowd at the Giro team presentation (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Team Ineo's Pavel Sivakov

Team Ineo's Pavel Sivakov (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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CCC Team on stage at the Giro presentation

CCC Team on stage at the Giro presentation (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Bauke Mollema and the Trek-Segafredo Giro team

Bauke Mollema and the Trek-Segafredo Giro team (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Lotto Soudal riders on stage at the Giro preentation

Lotto Soudal riders on stage at the Giro preentation (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Ilnur Zakarin and the Katusha-Alpecin Giro roster

Ilnur Zakarin and the Katusha-Alpecin Giro roster (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Caleb Ewan on stage with his bike at the Giro presentation

Caleb Ewan on stage with his bike at the Giro presentation (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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The young Team Ineos roster on stage at the Giro presentation

The young Team Ineos roster on stage at the Giro presentation (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Bora-Hansgrohe on stage at the Giro presentation

Bora-Hansgrohe on stage at the Giro presentation (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Richard Carapaz (Movistar) and teammates

Richard Carapaz (Movistar) and teammates (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Movistar's Mikel Landa

Movistar's Mikel Landa (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Jumbo-Visma on stage at the Giro presentation

Jumbo-Visma on stage at the Giro presentation (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana Pro Team) greets the crowd at the Giro presentation

Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana Pro Team) greets the crowd at the Giro presentation (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Tao Geoghegan Hart in the new Team Ineos kit

Tao Geoghegan Hart in the new Team Ineos kit (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Elia Viviani shows of his special Italian champion's jersey for the Giro

Elia Viviani shows of his special Italian champion's jersey for the Giro (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Davide Formolo (Bora-Hansgrohe)

Davide Formolo (Bora-Hansgrohe) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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 Ivan Santaromita (Nippo Vini Fantini Faizaneâ

Ivan Santaromita (Nippo Vini Fantini Faizaneâ (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Giacomo Nizzolo (Dimension Data) is ready to ride the 2019 Giro with Dimension Data

Giacomo Nizzolo (Dimension Data) is ready to ride the 2019 Giro with Dimension Data (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Latvian champion Krists Neilands and Irish Champion Conor Dunne represent Israel Cycling Academy at the Giro presentation

Latvian champion Krists Neilands and Irish Champion Conor Dunne represent Israel Cycling Academy at the Giro presentation (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Manuel Belletti and the Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec team

Manuel Belletti and the Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec team (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Israel Cycling Academy are introduced at the Giro team presentation

Israel Cycling Academy are introduced at the Giro team presentation (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Sacha Modolo (EF Education First)

Sacha Modolo (EF Education First) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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The Giro team presentation at Piazza Maggiore in Bologna

The Giro team presentation at Piazza Maggiore in Bologna (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Sprinter Arnaud Demare (Groupama - FDJ) hopes to score some stage wins at the 2019 Giro

Sprinter Arnaud Demare (Groupama - FDJ) hopes to score some stage wins at the 2019 Giro (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Bardiani CSF at the Giro team presentation in Bologna

Bardiani CSF at the Giro team presentation in Bologna (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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The best dressed came out of the Giro presentation

The best dressed came out of the Giro presentation (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates) on the Giro presentation stage with his machine

Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates) on the Giro presentation stage with his machine (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Pascal Ackermann (Bora-Hansgrohe)

Pascal Ackermann (Bora-Hansgrohe) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Elia Viviani (Deceuninck-QuickStep) at the Giro team presentation

Elia Viviani (Deceuninck-QuickStep) at the Giro team presentation (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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 Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain Merida) on stage at the Giro presentation

Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain Merida) on stage at the Giro presentation (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

The stars were shining Thursday night for the 2019 Giro d'Italia team presentation in Bologna, with the stunning Piazza Maggiore setting the backdrop as race organisers introduced the crowd to the teams and riders that will battle for supremacy on the roads of Italy over the next three weeks.

Defending champion Chris Froome wasn't on hand, but he sent a young Team Ineos squad in his place that, although missing designated leader Egan Bernal to a training crash injury, promises to light up the race with youthful enthusiasm.

Former Giro winners Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) and Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida) were crowd favourites at the presentation, as was Decenuninck-QuickStep sprinter Elia Viviani in his vertically striped tricolour Italian champion's jersey that was unveiled especially for the Giro.

Primoz Roglic and Jumbo-Visma spent some time admiring their celeste green Bianchi race machine, while Mikel Landa brought his phone along to memorialise the event for himself and his Movistar teammates. Astana showed off pre-race favourite Miguel Angel Lopez, while Lotto Soudal shined a spotlight on new UCI Hour Record holder Victor Campanaerts.

Simon Yates and Esteban Chaves represented for Mitchelton-Scott, while Rafal Majka led Bora-Hansgrohe onto the stage with Davide Formolo and Pascal Ackermann. Fernando Gaviria's new 'Wolverine' facial hair was a hit with the crowd as the UAE Team Emirates sprinter made his way onto stage with his bike.

Click or swipe through the gallery above to see who else was under the spotlight in Bologna during the 2019 Giro d'Italia team presentation.