On the scene at stages 18, 19 and 20 of the Giro d'Italia

Susie Hartigan

The last few days of the Giro were a whirlwind, with three big mountain stages in a row, but I've finally had a chance to go through all my photos for my final post from this year's race.

At Rifugio Panarotta, Arredondo zig-zagged his way to the line for his stage win.

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Duarte and Deignan finished second and third on the stage.

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Zardini was fifth on the stage, followed by De Gendt, Basso, and Cataldo.

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Aru picked up three seconds on Quintana and Uran.

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Rolland, Losada, and Hesjedal:

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Evans finished more than a minute and a half down on Aru, Quintana, and Uran.

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Samu after the finish, with mountain backdrop:

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Arredondo on the podium:

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As clouds rolled around the mountaintop during the stage 19 cronoscalata on Monte Grappa, the massive First World War ossuary appeared and disappeared intermittently in the background of the finish line.

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Adam Hansen had picked up a beer somewhere along the route, and he handed it to his soigneur after crossing the finish line.

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Evans:

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Aru:

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Rolland:

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Uran:

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Quintana:

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Quintana on the podium:

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At Monte Zoncolan, as usual, the tifosi covered the steep slopes along the last kilometer of the course.

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Mick Rogers wins the stage:

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Roche and Bookwalter, who were in the break with Rogers, finsihed fourth and fifth on the stage.

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Cataldo, ninth on the stage:

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Edoardo Zardini patted Maxim Belkov on the back after they finished together, fifteenth and sixteenth on the stage.

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Together with Quintana, Uran gained 15-20 seconds on the other GC guys.

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Poels:

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Aru:

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Rolland:

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Kelderman:

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Basso:

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Sanchez:

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Rogers and Quintana on the miniature podium stage used at "Lo Zonky" and other mountaintop finishes with limited space:

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Quintana's usually serious demeanor gave way to smiles at the Zoncolan press conference.

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