Photo gallery: Comebacks and historic victories in the Giro’s final week

by Matt de Neef

And so the 2019 Giro d’Italia is complete. Richard Carapaz (Movistar) is the first Ecuadorian to win a Grand Tour and in the end he did it easily. But the final week of the 2019 Giro was about more than Carapaz securing his historic victory. It was also about Esteban Chaves’ triumphant return to the winners’ list, the Colombian winning stage 19 from the breakaway after nearly a year spent battling Epstein-Barr virus (and after coming so close a few days earlier). It was also about the filthy weather on the Mortirolo on stage 16, a day we covered with a dedicated gallery last week.

So while the final-week GC battle mightn’t have been explosive as it was last year, the final stanza of this year’s Giro still had plenty to keep us interested. The gallery below showcases some of the best moments from the final week of the 2019 Giro, courtesy of Jered and Ashley Gruber, Kristof Ramon and Cor Vos.

Want to see more great photos from the 2019 Giro? Be sure to check out our galleries from stages 1 to 9 and stages 10 to 15.

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