Giro in the mud: Stage seven in pictures

Garzelli group, Giro d'Italia 2010, stage 7

Stage seven of the Giro d'Italia was always going to be a photographer's dream – but it didn't quite turn out the way everyone had anticipated.

There were no poetic pictures of the riders leaving huge plumes of white dust in their wake, images we're so familiar with from the single-day race in Tuscany, the Eroica.

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