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Giro d'Italia: On the Scene at Stages Ten and Eleven

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The two stages following the 2013 Giro's first rest day featured the race's first mountaintop finish, followed by a medium mountains day.

Taking advantage of a rare sunny day at this year's Giro, I rode the last five kilometers of stage ten's final climb to Altopiano del Montasio. It was crazy steep, but the views at the top were worth the effort.

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After riding down and having lunch, I took the press shuttle back up to the top of the climb to watch the stage finish.

Here's Rigoberto Uran just after he crossed the finish line:

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Carlos Betancur, second on the stage:

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Evans, Majka, and Pozzovivo finished fifth, sixth, and seventh on the stage.

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Wiggo's last mountaintop finish at this Giro:

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Scarponi meets the press:

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Di Luca and Rubiano Chavez:

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Stage winner Rigoberto Uran proudly displayed the Colombian flag on the podium.

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The following day, I saw the start of stage eleven at Cave del Predil.

Vincenzo Nibali, in the maglia rosa, rode to the sign-in area:

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Benat Intxausti (how do you pronounce that, again?)

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Grega Bole's baby was more interested in the pink balloons on stage than in her dad's sign-in or the assmebled photographers.

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Cadel looks a bit vertically challenged in this company:

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Dario Cataldo:

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Ryder Hesjedal:

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Riders leaving the sign-in area:

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The riders assembled for the stage start in the old mining town at Cave del Predil.

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Nibali:

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Evans:

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Rafal Majka:

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As lovely as the umbrella bearers are, the last thing the riders probably wanted was to be sheltered from the rare bit of sunlight at this year's Giro.

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