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Giro d'Italia, On the Scene at Stages 1-4

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It's been a rough couple of days at the Giro, so I haven't posted in a while, but here are a few shots from the past four days.  Now I'm off to Orvieto, where I hope to have time for a short ride before the stage finish.

More pics on the flip... 

Just after finishing the cronosquadra, Pinotti stopped to watch the press tent tv, to check out Garmin's time.

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HTC Highroad on the podium after the ttt win

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A few more shots from the Cavendish/Petacchi press conference after stage two:

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At the start of stage 3, Machado, still in his slippers, was one of the first to sign in.

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Beppu looks for directions to the sign-in area

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Lampre riders, and Visconti and Petacchi, make their way to the sign-in

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Cataldo puts some sugar in his coffee in the start village

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In the start village, Cipollini clowned around and then had a long chat with Hondo and Petacchi.

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In his role as consultant for team Katusha, Cipo stopped Rodriguez for a chat, and didn't seem happy with the tires Rodriguez was using.

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At the finish line yesterday:

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Susie Hartigan for Podium Cafe