Part Two of our Giro Milano Photo Essay is exclusively about the last part of the final stage, and its immediate aftermaths.
It took some two hours, but the
peloton had the finishing line in sight (for the first time) at last.
The bunch had made it to Milan, and
it was driven by Di Luca's Lime Green Guard.
Cheers and applause for the Maglia
Rosa came from the large crowd.
As much as they did for the rest of the
Rear view of the peloton covering the
last laps of the final circuit
A similar one, but with the addition of
a couple motorbikes that were following the race.
Mikhail Ignatiev made a late move
the orange warrior Markel Iriziar (Euskaltel)
tried to follow. But he did not
As predictable, the whole affair came
down to a massive field sprint.
That required teeth-gritting efforts from a few guys of the German contingent.
The kiwi Julian Dean also displayed
some late Giro grinta.
After crossing the line, the riders
towards the team vehicles zone, passing
in between two lines of
Some (riders) must have been relieved it was all over.
Some were congratulated on their
Some were just smiling and chatting.
Some looked a bit perplexed (hmmm
And some were just in need for a teammate to comfort them.
Part one of this photo essay HERE.
The third and final portion of the gallery can be found HERE.