Photo gallery: An entertaining first ‘week’ of the 2018 Giro d’Italia

by Matt de Neef

It feels like a lifetime ago that the Giro d’Italia was getting underway in Jerusalem. By now, nine stages have been raced and the riders are on the Italian mainland, making their way north.

We’ve already had three mountain-top finishes and the GC is starting to take shape. Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) has looked the strongest of the climbers and currently leads the race by 32 seconds … ahead of his teammate Esteban Chaves. Defending champion Tom Dumoulin (Sunweb) is in third, a further six seconds back.

As we await the start of stage 10 — the first after the second rest day — let’s take a look back at the first nine days of action, courtesy of some terrific photos from Ashley & Jered Gruber, RCS Sport and Cor Vos.

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