Juliet Macur

@JulietMacur

New York Times sports reporter

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On the way to the finish, stopped at Monte Cassino, the site of several key WW II battles.

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A chilly, overcast morning in Naples, starting point for Stage 20. #Giro

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Carlos Sastre, Stage 19 winner, struggles to pop the Champagne. #giro

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Chaos at the finish, Stage 19. #giro

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Soigneurs and press agents ushering their riders through the crowd.

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The finish line of the 2009 Giro's final climb.

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Denis Menchov needs a second to compose himself after Stage 19. #giro

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More terrible scenery at the Giro. The view of Naples from Mt. Vesuvius.

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Mt. Vesuvius from afar. The finish line was nearly at the top. #Giro

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A few feet from the finish of Stage 19, the riders needed mountain bikes. #giro

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An intrepid fan painted "Pantani" more than 100 times along the final climb. #giro

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The dude with the antlers again. Saw him a day later running up Mt. Vesuvius.

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Riding through farmland. Not much to see. Lots of hay. Many cows.

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Just your average ancient aqueduct cutting through town. #giro

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Garmin's Danny Pate getting some mid-race advice on Stage 18.

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Denis Menchov, the leader, heads to the starting line.

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Look closely. This rider has one wicked, bloody burn from sliding along the pavement.

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For schoolchildren here, the Giro is like a snow day. No classes. #giro

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Celebrating the start of Stage 18 in Sulmona. #giro

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Riders waste no time at the finish. They change clothes ASAP.

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