Friday Feature: The faces of the Giro

One of our regular VeloEyes, Davide Calabresi, was at the Giro last weekend and has shared some of his fantastic pictures with us. I really love Davide’s work – I think he gets to the heart of the sport by capturing so much expression on the cyclists’ faces. This set is no exception, especially Cav after his sprint win on stage 13 and that brutal stage 14 up to Jafferau. Enjoy! (All photographs ©Davide Calabresi)

Stage 13: Cav wins the sprint finish

Giro Stage 13 sprint CREDIT DAVIDE CALABRESI

Stage 13: Cavendish wins his 4th stage in this year’s Giro

Giro Stage 13 exhausted Cav CREDIT DAVIDE CALABRESI

Stage 13: it was obvious how much that sprint took out of Cav

Giro Stage 13 exhausted Cav 2 REDIT DAVIDE CALABRESI

Stage 13: it took him a while to catch his breath

Giro Stage 13 OPQS finish CREDIT DAVIDE CALABRESI

Stage 13: Matteo Trentin after the sprint

Giro Stage 13 Cav with flag CREDIT DAVID CALABRESI

Stage 13: flying the flag before collecting his cuddly iced tea doll

Giro Stage 13 Nibali 2 CREDIT DAVIDE CALABRESI

Stage 13: Nibali keeps the maglia rosa and collects lipstick kisses

Stage 14: A cold, misty finish with a Glow at the end

Giro Stage 14 Jafferau 1 CREDIT DAVIDE CALABRESI

Stage 14: it was a misty, cold day on the way to the ski station of Jafferau

Giro Stage 14 Jafferau 2 CREDIT DAVIDE CALABRESI

Stage 14: a beautiful spring day in northern Italy

Giro Stage 14 Jafferau Santambrogio CREDIT DAVIDE CALABRESI

Stage 14: Vini Fantini’s Mauro Santambrogio lit the way to the top with his fluorescent kit

Giro Stage 14 Nibali after stage CREDIT DAVIDE CALABRESI

Stage 14: Nibali’s face shows the effort of that last climb

Giro Stage 14 aftermath 1 CREDIT DAVIDE CALABRESI

Stage 14: Carlos Betancur looks like he’s about to cry

Giro Stage 14 aftermath 2 CREDIT DAVIDE CALABRESI

Stage 14: Betancur exhausted

Giro Stage 14 aftermath 3 CREDIT DAVIDE CALABRESI

Stage 14: Franco Pellizotti just wants to get off the mountain

Giro Stage 14 aftermath 4 CREDIT DAVIDE CALABRESI

Stage 14: Betancur still in anguish

Giro Stage 14 aftermath 5 CREDIT DAVIDE CALABRESI

Stage 14: Michele Scarponi trying to thaw out his hands

Giro Stage 14 aftermath 6 CREDIT DAVIDE CALABRESI

Stage 14: Robert Gesink – is there anything left behind those eyes?

Giro Stage 14 aftermath 7 CREDIT DAVIDE CALABRESI

Stage 14: the smiling eyes of Fabio Duarte

Giro Stage 14 Cav CREDIT DAVIDE CALABRESI

Stage 14: Cavendish looking a lot better after this stage than stage 13

Giro Stage 14 polka dot horse CREDIT DAVIDE CALABRESI

Stage 14: after standing in the cold for hours, there’s nothing more satisfying than lifting a polka-dot clad stuffed horse over your head

Giro Stage 14 Santambrogio podium CREDIT DAVIDE CALABRESI

Stage 14: Mauro Santambrogio looks really rather happy with his win

Giro Stage 14 ski lift CREDIT DAVIDE CALABRESI

Stage 14: ride up to the resort on your bike, then cram into the ski lift to get back down – oh, and make sure you take your bike

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