In Cividale del Friuli, the arrival town for stage 13, even Julius Caesar was getting into the Giro d'Italia spirit.
Stage winner Mikel Nieve, two for the price of one.
Second-place finisher, Giovanni Visconti:
I big sprint for the third-place bonus seconds, which go to Nibali:
The final moments in the maglia rosa for Bob Jungels:
Andrey Amador takes a celebratory swig of prosecco after becoming the first rider from Costa Rica to take the maglia rosa.
One stage 14, the climb to Passo Campolongo, 80 kilometers from the finish, provided a spectacular view of Sassongher peak, towering of the stage finish town of Corvara.
Cunego, in the blue moutains jersey, was in the breakaway.
Valverde and Amador:
At the finish, Georg Preidler, having been in the break all day, and then survived to come to the finish with Chaves and Kruijswijk, was understandably disappointed after finishing third in the sprint for the stage win. He dropped his bike on the ground and slumped down against the barricades.
Valverde and Amador after their own disappointing finishes, three minutes behind Chaves and Kruijswijk:
Bob Jungels in the maglia bianca:
The downside of mountain stages, a crawling traffic jam on the way over Passo Gardena after the stage:
In addition to gorgeous mountain scenery for the stage 16 cronoscalata, Alpe di Siusi offered the best press lunch buffet of this Giro.
There was plenty of time to move around and catch the riders at different points in the last few kilometers of the course.
Navardauskas passing his one-minute man at the one-k banner:
The view from about 1200 meters from the finish:
Chaves and Kruisjwijk at the finish: