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Good view of Lance Armstrong's scar from his collarbone surgery. #giro
Fans above the finish line at Blockhaus.
The late Marco Pantani's still a favorite among the tifosi. #Giro
I've seen this guy 100 times now. Stopped him and he said: "I stand for Texas, Lance Armstrong, and Stevie Ray Vaughn." He's from Seattle.
Fans making their mark on Stage 17.
Lance Armstrong's presence along the course. #giro
Di Luca's nickname is The Killer.
A fan stops in front of one of the many Di Luca shrines on Stage 17. #giro
Di Luca, from this region of Abruzzo, is the overwhelming favorite today.
Fog rolled in to the finish at Blockhaus about 1 hr before the finish. #giro
A local wearing his Sunday best? #giro
Gorgeous buildings here in Faenza approaching the finish. #giro
Fans plus a narrow road plus cyclists still on the course = not a good idea.
A good view of the road and just how steep it is. Walking it was exhausting.
A crazy finish line. No room for anyone. #giro
Still racing, while fans swarm the road. #giro
Racing alongside Bologna's famous covered walkway.
Riders struggling toward the hilltop finish. Stage 14, Bologna. #giro
Lance Armstrong signed an autograph or two and sped off. #giro
Mark Cavendish, the stage winner, is in here somewhere.
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