Giro d'Italia: On the Scene at Nevegal for Stage Sixteen

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Now that the Giro's over :-(, and I've had time to catch my breath, I'll post the rest of my stage reports over the next few days.  This report from the mountain time trial really held me up, because the individual finishes gave me time to take hundreds of photos, which I've only now had time to sort through.
 
Lots more pics on the flip...

David Millar finished with the third fastest time to that point.

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After every stage, Johnny Hoogerland always looks like he buried himself.

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Katusha didn't have a soigneur at the finish until Rodriguez came in, leaving Di Luca and the rest of the team to fend for themselves.

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Branislau Samoilau came in with a new best time, and eventually finished ninth on the stage.

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Eros Capecchi changed into a long-sleeved jersey for the ride to the bus.

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Immediately after finishing, Sastre sat on a bench and chugged a nasty looking protein drink.

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Peter Stetina after his finish:

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Pinotti

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Lofkvist

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Garzelli

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Le Mevel sat on the curb for a while to recover after his finish.

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Kruijswijk didn't even make it to the curb, he just sat down in the middle of the road.

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Cataldo

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Sivtsov

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Anton

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Rodriguez

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Kreuziger

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Gadret

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Scarponi

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Contador was escorted from the finish line to the podium stage by a squad of running protectors.

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On the podium, Contador pointed to the sky to indicate that his win was in honor of Xavier Tondo.

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Cross-country skiing great Pietro Pillar Cottrer presented the maglia bianca to Kreuziger.

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Susie Hartigan for Podium Cafe

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