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].

Thor Hushovd »

I'm standing at the car park where the team buses are parked when The Mighty Thor suddenly glides pass me, on his way to the sign-in of the stage.


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

Ivan Basso »

Giro d'Italia: Xxx & Ivan Basso. Foto: Christer Hedberg | christerhedberg.se

Omega-Pharma Quickstep »

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

Two princes »

Suddenly, out of the blue, Prince Frederik of Denmark appears in the start area talking to Fränk Schleck and the Danish riders of the Saxo Bank team.

Giro d'Italia: The king & the Prince. Foto: Christer Hedberg | christerhedberg.se

Kilometer zero »

After a few kilometers of warm up riding the ”kilometer zero” appears, marking the start of the race.

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

Road painting »

We're driving a few minuts ahead of the peloton in our car when we see the kid drawing the name of his favourite rider, Danish Alex Rasmusen, on the road.

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

Through the countryside »

Giro d'Italia: Through the countryside. Foto: Christer Hedberg | christerhedberg.se
Giro d'Italia: Through the countryside. Foto: Christer Hedberg | christerhedberg.se
Giro d'Italia: Through the countryside. Foto: Christer Hedberg | christerhedberg.se

The crowd »

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

Amets Txurruka Ansola »

Doing that old ”oh, I'm just about to pick up my jacket and will let go in just one second” trick, Amets Txurruka Ansola of the Euskatel team hitches a ride with the team car after dropping from the main peloton.

Giro d'Italia: Amets Txurruka Ansola. Foto: Christer Hedberg | christerhedberg.se

Gustav Larsson »

The only Swede in this years Giro, Gustav Larsson, puts on his fighting face a few hundred meters before the mountain sprint of the stage.

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

Final lap »

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

Olivier Kaisen »

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

Post race »

Once over the finish line, the chaos begins for the riders. Everywhere's the press, fans and the support teams.

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

Taylor Phinney »

The American gets the pink jersey from the Danish Prince Frederik.

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

Mark Cavendish »

After a tough stage, Mark Cavendish wins the sprint.


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Giro d'Italia: The sprint. Mark Cavendish. Foto: Christer Hedberg | christerhedberg.se
Giro d'Italia: Mark Cavendish. Foto: Christer Hedberg | christerhedberg.se
Giro d'Italia: Mark Cavendish. Foto: Christer Hedberg | christerhedberg.se
Giro d'Italia: Mark Cavendish. Foto: Christer Hedberg | christerhedberg.se
Giro d'Italia: Mark Cavendish. Foto: Christer Hedberg | christerhedberg.se
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