Giro d'Italia stars presented to huge crowds in Netherlands (gallery)

Vincenzo Nibali, Mikel Landa, Alejandro Valverde and the full set of Giro d'Italia riders took part in a team presentation in Apeldoorn on Thursday evening - Photos by Graham Watson

(Image credit: Watson)

Apeldoorn turned a shade of pink on Thursday evening as the teams and riders taking part in the 2016 Giro d'Italia were presented to the huge crowd of spectators.

The Dutch city will host the opening time trial stage of the Giro tomorrow (Friday), and the traditional pre-race presentation was typically glitzy.

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