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On the Scene for Giro d'Italia Stages 13, 14, and 15

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In Cividale del Friuli, the arrival town for stage 13, even Julius Caesar was getting into the Giro d'Italia spirit.

Cividale

Stage winner Mikel Nieve, two for the price of one.

Nieve

Second-place finisher, Giovanni Visconti:

Visconti

I big sprint for the third-place bonus seconds, which go to Nibali:

i big sprint

The final moments in the maglia rosa for Bob Jungels:

Jungels

Andrey Amador takes a celebratory swig of prosecco after becoming the first rider from Costa Rica to take the maglia rosa.

Amador

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.

Corvara

Cunego, in the blue moutains jersey, was in the breakaway.

Cunego

Matteo Trentin:

Trentin

Valverde and Amador:

Valverde

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.

Preidler

Valverde and Amador after their own disappointing finishes, three minutes behind Chaves and Kruijswijk:

Valverde

Amador

Bob Jungels in the maglia bianca:

Jungels

The downside of mountain stages, a crawling traffic jam on the way over Passo Gardena after the stage:

traffic jam

In addition to gorgeous mountain scenery for the stage 16 cronoscalata, Alpe di Siusi offered the best press lunch buffet of this Giro.

buffet

There was plenty of time to move around and catch the riders at different points in the last few kilometers of the course.

Jack Bobridge:

Bobridge

Navardauskas passing his one-minute man at the one-k banner:

Navardauskas

The view from about 1200 meters from the finish:

Alpe di Siusi

Martijn Keizer:

Keizer

Matej Mahoric:

Mahoric

Chad Haga:

Haga

Primoz Roglic:

roglic

Manuel Senni:

Senni

Cunego:

Cunego

Pavel Kochetkov:

Kochetkov

Maxime Monfort:

Monfort

Bob Jungels:

Jungels

Chaves and Kruisjwijk at the finish:

Chaves

Cruiseship