The peloton raced through the picturesque Dolomites on stage 14 of the Giro d'Italia and here are our pick of the best pictures from the day

Stage 14 of the Giro d’Italia was the kind of race that makes you immediately check on the internet for the cheapest rate to fly out to the Dolomites.

Putting it simply, the stage was stunning. Drowned in sunshine, riders pedalled up and down mountains, through valleys and past lakes in the most picturesque of settings.

Our photographers Graham Watson and Yuzuru Sunada did a great job to capture the scenery in their shots, and here’s a selection of their best snaps.

1. Breakaway rider Darwin Atapuma moves through the snow-capped peaks.

Darwin Atapuma on stage 14 of the Giro d'Italia (Sunada)

Darwin Atapuma on stage 14 of the Giro d’Italia (Sunada)

2. In the Dolomites the mountains come out of nowhere.

Mickael Delage on stage 14 of the Giro d'Italia (Sunada)

Mickael Delage on stage 14 of the Giro d’Italia (Sunada)

3. Everywhere you look there are high peaks towering out of the ground

Axel Domont on stage 14 of the Giro d'Italia (Sunada)

Axel Domont on stage 14 of the Giro d’Italia (Sunada)

4. Steven Kruijswijk’s pink jersey celebration had a pretty nice backdrop.

Steven Kruijswijk celebrates at the end of stage 14 of the Giro d'Italia (Sunada)

Steven Kruijswijk celebrates at the end of stage 14 of the Giro d’Italia (Sunada)

5. The peloton passed a lake with a picturesque peak

The peloton passes a lake on stage 14 of the Giro d'Italia (Sunada)

The peloton passes a lake on stage 14 of the Giro d’Italia (Sunada)

6. Pim Ligthart looks pretty small compared to the mountains around him

Pim Ligthart on stage 14 of the Giro d'Italia (Sunada)

Pim Ligthart on stage 14 of the Giro d’Italia (Sunada)

7. These were the views that welcomed the riders all day long

21 May 2016 99th Giro d'Italia Stage 14 : Alpago - Corvara Peloton at Passo Gardena Photo : Yuzuru SUNADA

The peloton at Passo Gardena on stage 14 of the Giro d’Italia (Sunada)

8. The rocky outcrops were replaced by grassy banks at the Passo Pordoi

21 May 2016 99th Giro d'Italia Stage 14 : Alpago - Corvara Peloton at Passo Pordoi Photo : Yuzuru SUNADA

The peloton at Passo Pordoi on stage 14 of the Giro d’Italia (Sunada)

9. It’s a whole lot easier to climb mountains when this is what you get to look at.

Giro d'Italia - Stage 14

Giro d’Italia stage 14 (Watson)

10. The weather was perfect all day

The peloton on stage fourteen of the 2016 Giro d'Italia

The peloton on stage fourteen of the 2016 Giro d’Italia (Watson)

11. Look behind you, Tim!

21 May 2016 99th Giro d'Italia Stage 14 : Alpago - Corvara WELLENS Tim (BEL) Lotto - Soudal, at Passo Gardena Photo : Yuzuru SUNADA

Tim Wellens on stage 14 of the Giro d’Italia (Sunada)