Photo Gallery: Giro d ‘Italia

We look back at the first week of the Italian Grand Tour

Tom Dumoulin (NED – Team Sunweb) started the Giro off by the way he finished last year, taking victory in the 9.7 km time trial.
Tom Dumoulin (NED – Team Sunweb) was back in pink but not in Italy, in Jerusalem.
Elia Viviani (ITA – QuickStep – Floors) opened up his win account by taking the first road race victory of the Giro.
Rohan Dennis (AUS – BMC) was sneaky during the stage to grab time bonuses which put him into the overall lead.

The desert scenery in Israel isn’t quite what you would expect when you think of the Tour of Italy.
Elia Viviani (ITA – QuickStep – Floors) doubles up with his second sprint victory and more points for the jersey.
The fourth stage resumed back in Italy where the crowds came out to support their home grand tour.
The first Italian stage saw Tim Wellens (BEL – Lotto Soudal) take the victory on a short but punchy finishing climb.

Riders have a chat at the back prior to the build up of the finale in town.
Enrico Battaglin (ITA – Team LottoNL – Jumbo) went a few years without a victory but grabbed the fifth stage.
The first mountain top finish in this year’s Giro was atop a live volcano.
A 1,2 for the boys from Scott as Johan Esteban Chaves (COL – Mitchelton – Scott) – and Simon Yates (GBR – Mitchelton – Scott) showed everyone they are here to race on the first mountain top finish.

Simon Yates (GBR – Mitchelton – Scott) moved into the pink jersey after his second place finish on Mt. Etna.
The seventh stage started with a beautiful departure along the coast.
Sam Bennett (IRL – Bora – Hansgrohe) was able to finally score his first grand tour victory.

Photos: Bettini

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