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  • Gallery: 2017 Giro d’Italia in Sardinia by Paolo Ciaberta

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    Photographer Paolo Ciaberta was in Sardinia for the Grande Partenza of the 100th Giro, capturing the passion and unpredictable racing

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    Photographs: Paolo Ciaberta

    A whole lotta love for the 100th Giro in Sardinia

    A local in traditional garb at the stage start

     

    Big crowds turned out to welcome the Giro in a rare Sardinian foray; it has only previously visited in 1961, 1991 and 2007

     

    The Giro gruppo spears through the Sardinian forests

    A tribute to the late Michele Scarponi: “Farewell great champion. Now, you fly through the clouds”

    A Quick Step rider leads the peloton past azure Mediterranean waters

    Superheroes and villains: fancy dress fans and the beleaguered Bardiani-CSF team

     

    Lukas Pöstlberger reacts in shock to his breakaway victory on day one into Olbia

     

    Waving farewell to Sardinia after a successful Grande Partenza