Giro d'Italia 2012

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All photos are by Christer Hedberg unless otherwise stated and are licensed under Creative Commons (BY-NC-SA) [more info].

José Eduardo Santos »


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Giro d'Italia: José Eduardo Santos. Foto: Christer Hedberg | christerhedberg.se
Giro d'Italia: José Eduardo Santos. Foto: Christer Hedberg | christerhedberg.se
Giro d'Italia: José Eduardo Santos. Foto: Christer Hedberg | christerhedberg.se
Giro d'Italia: José Eduardo Santos. Foto: Christer Hedberg | christerhedberg.se
Giro d'Italia: José Eduardo Santos. Foto: Christer Hedberg | christerhedberg.se

Rudie Campagne »

We're standing in the start area watching the gear on the roof of one of the Vittoria suppert cars that functions as neutral service during Giro d'Italia. A man walks up to us and talks about the tyres. When I say that Vittoria produces nice tyres he smiles and replies ”I know. I own the company”.

We've just met Rudie Campagne, CEO and founder of Vittoria.


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Giro d'Italia: Rudie Campagne. Foto: Christer Hedberg | christerhedberg.se
Giro d'Italia: Rudie Campagne. Foto: Christer Hedberg | christerhedberg.se

The jersey printer »

How they produce the winners jerseys so fast every day? Well, they bring their own print shop.

Giro d'Italia: Rudie Campagne. Foto: Christer Hedberg | christerhedberg.se

Klas Johansson »

Years ago when I was racing as a young cyclist, Klas Johansson was one of the best cyclists in my age class.

Long after I had quit my racing career, Klas went on to be a crucial part of the success of Susanne Ljungskog.

Today he works as the Head Mechanic for the Vancasoleil team during all the three grand tours this year.


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Giro d'Italia: Klas Johansson. Foto: Christer Hedberg | christerhedberg.se
Giro d'Italia: Klas Johansson. Foto: Christer Hedberg | christerhedberg.se
Giro d'Italia: Klas Johansson. Foto: Christer Hedberg | christerhedberg.se
Giro d'Italia: Klas Johansson. Foto: Christer Hedberg | christerhedberg.se
Giro d'Italia: Klas Johansson. Foto: Christer Hedberg | christerhedberg.se

Team Sky »

Watching the Sky team bikes I notice a text on the top tube. Later I find the same text on the back of the team jersey. A text that sums up how the teams' view on the daily struggles of the cycling world.

This is the line
The line between winning and losing
between failure and success
Between good and great
Between dreaming and believing
Between convention and innovation
Between head and heart
It’s a finw line
And we ride it every day


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Giro d'Italia: Team Sky. Foto: Christer Hedberg | christerhedberg.se
Giro d'Italia: Team Sky. Foto: Christer Hedberg | christerhedberg.se
Giro d'Italia: Team Sky. Foto: Christer Hedberg | christerhedberg.se
Giro d'Italia: Team Sky. Foto: Christer Hedberg | christerhedberg.se
Giro d'Italia: Team Sky. Foto: Christer Hedberg | christerhedberg.se

Maini Orlando »

The cycling world is full of characters. One of them is Maini Orlando, director sportif of the Lampre team. I've never talked to him but he sure looks like a man you prefer to have on your team.

Giro d'Italia: Maini Orlando. Foto: Christer Hedberg | christerhedberg.se

The commentators »

From a small booth situated two stories up right by the race track, the Eurosport commentators Anders Adamson and Roberto Vacchi delivers first class commentating to the Swedish TV audience.


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Giro d'Italia: Anders Adamson & Roberto Vacchi. Foto: Christer Hedberg | christerhedberg.se

Nicola & Albino »

Giro d'Italia: Nicola & Albino. Foto: Christer Hedberg | christerhedberg.se

Technical pause »

Even photographers needs their technical pauses...

Giro d'Italia: Technical pause. Foto: Christer Hedberg | christerhedberg.se

Bike cleaning »

Giro d'Italia: Astana. Foto: Christer Hedberg | christerhedberg.se

The calm before the storm »

In just a few moments the racers and the spectatorns will turn up at the team buses. But for now the parking lot is quiet and calm. One last minute of peace for the Omega-Pharma Lotto mechanic before the storm.


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Giro d'Italia: Technical pause. Foto: Christer Hedberg | christerhedberg.se

Basso's bike »

Giro d'Italia: Basso's bike. Foto: Christer Hedberg | christerhedberg.se
Giro d'Italia: Basso's bike. Foto: Christer Hedberg | christerhedberg.se
Giro d'Italia: Basso's bike. Foto: Christer Hedberg | christerhedberg.se
Giro d'Italia: Basso's bike. Foto: Christer Hedberg | christerhedberg.se

Radioshack »

Giro d'Italia: Technical pause. Foto: Christer Hedberg | christerhedberg.se
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