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Even a few days on, it seems scarcely believable that Chris Froome (Sky) won the Giro d’Italia. He looked out of sorts for most of the race and was more than three minutes down coming into stage 19. As we wrote after stage 9, when he was only 2:27 down, “it would be a miracle were he to win the Giro from here.”
By now we all know what happened on stage 19 to Bardonecchia. Froome put in the greatest single ride of his career and one of the great Grand Tour performances, setting off solo with 80km to go, pulling back more than three minutes, and moving into the overall lead. It was a spectacular comeback and one that will remain in the collective memory for many years to come.
The photos below tell the story of the final ‘week’ of the 2018 Giro d’Italia, from the stage 16 ITT through to the final stage in Rome. Follow the links for galleries from stages 1-9 and stages 10-15.