Giro d'Italia
Stage 8 on the "strade bianche" (gravel roads)...

Photo Essay: The Giro’s quintessential style

BrakeThrough Media captures the Giro's style — from fun footwear in the peloton to the myriad spectators, young and old.
Giro style: Free coffee
Apeldoorn was ready for the Giro with a cyclist’s dream … free coffee. Photo: Jim Fryer / BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com
Giro style: Pink bike
The Netherlands was covered in pink bikes commemorating the arrival of the Giro d’Italia. Photo: Jim Fryer / BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com
Giro style: The devil
The Devil was spotted in Apeldoorn for the Grande Partenza. Photo: Jim Fryer / BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com
Giro style: Retro
The Giro presentation started with a celebration of retro jerseys, Italian-style. Photo: Iri Greco / BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com
Giro style: Pink confetti
It wouldn’t be the start of the Giro d’Italia without a shower of pink confetti. Photo: Iri Greco / BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com
Giro style: Old-school
Going old-school Colnago at the time trial in Apeldoorn. Photo: Iri Greco / BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com
Giro style: Pink water
Pink fountains graced the start town of Arnhem. Photo: Iri Greco / BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com
Giro style: Double scoop
Pink glasses, clappers, and gelato were the perfect way to enjoy the start celebration. Photo: Iri Greco / BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com
Giro style: Pink camo
Cannondale’s Ramunas Navardauskas came to the start podium decked out in pink Northwave shoes. Photo: Iri Greco / BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com
Giro style: Lupo Wolfie
Daniel Oss mugged for the media scrum with Giro mascot Lupo Wolfie. Photo: Iri Greco / BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com
Giro style: Dutch fans
Dutch fans waved Italian flags at the start of stage 2. Photo: Iri Greco / BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com
Giro style: Grande Partenza
Clad in pink and big smiles, the Dutch were more than excited to see the Italian grand tour on their roads. Photo: Jim Fryer / BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com
Giro style: Costumes
The “Fight for Pink” was cheered in many different manifestations. Photo: Iri Greco / BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com
Giro style: Pink balloons
The daily release of pink balloons added a splash of color to the sunny days of the opening weekend. Photo: Jim Fryer / BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com
Giro style: View points
Fans enjoyed the warm weather and and the pink decor of the Giro d’Italia. Photo: Jim Fryer / BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com
Giro style: Hansen shoes
Adam Hansen brought his own style of shoes to the Giro d’Italia. Photo: Jim Fryer / BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com
Giro style: Viviani shoes
Elia Viviani showed off his special-edition Giro d’Italia shoes for the 99th edition of the race. Photo: Jim Fryer / BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com
Giro style: Pink RoadID
Marcel Kittel and the Etixx – Quick-Step team arrived at the Giro with pink RoadID bracelets. Photo: Jim Fryer / BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com
Giro style: Dumoulin in pink
After winning the opening time trial, Tom Dumoulin was head to toe pink as the new race leader. Photo: Jim Fryer / BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com
Giro style: Giro fans
Pink-wrapped hay bales made for perfect stadium seating course-side. Photo: Iri Greco / BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com
Giro style: Awards
In typical Giro style, the awards ceremony was grand, loud, and colorful. Photo: Jim Fryer / BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com
Giro style: Tjallingii kids
The Giro is also about family, and Maarten Tjallingii’s daughter was all smiles on the awards podium. Photo: Iri Greco / BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com
Giro style: Confetti
A random bit of symbolism was found adjacent to the podium after the maglia rosa was awarded to Marcel Kittel on stage 3. Photo: Jim Fryer / BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com
Giro style: Cheering section
The Dutch fans showed that they can give the Italian Tifosi a run for their money when it comes to passion and enthusiasm. Photo: Jim Fryer / BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com
Giro style: Pink accents
Marcel Kittel went for the subtle approach as leader of the race with pink accents on his kit. Photo: Jim Fryer / BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com
Giro style: Kittel in pink
Marcel Kittel was clad in pink at the start of stage 4 in Catanzaro. Photo: Sonoko Tanaka / BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com
Giro style: Divinity
The Giro always brings out the greatest array of fans. Photo: Jim Fryer / BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com
Giro style: Nibali banner
A simple approach was taken for this Nibali cheering section. Photo: Jim Fryer / BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com
Giro style: Tricolore
A fan watched for the race approach in Benevento wrapped in the Italian tricolore — red, white, and green. Photo: Iri Greco / BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com
Giro style: Celebration
Pink and prosecco are ingrained in the culture of the Giro d’Italia. Photo: Jim Fryer / BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com
Giro style: Stage start
Classic Italian start scenes graced the opening week in Italy — ancient architecture, churches, and fans in all the nooks and crannies. Photo: Iri Greco / BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com
Giro style: Old and New
The finish podium in Foligno was graced with some special guests with costumes from an era long ago. Photo: Jim Fryer / BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com
Giro style: Airborne bouquet
The bouquet took flight at the hands of the maglia rossa Andre Greipel. Photo: Jim Fryer / BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com
Giro style: Start line
The start line-up in Sulmona in typical Giro fashion: umbrellas, sun, mountains. Photo: Sonoko Tanaka / BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com
Giro style: Standing out in a crowd
Dressed in pink and on the lookout, this fan was ready for the Giro start in Foligno. Photo: Jim Fryer / BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com
Giro style: Eroica-style
Stage 8 on the “strade bianche” (gravel roads) brought out the classic eroica-style cycling club, L’Ardita. Photo: Iri Greco / BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com
Giro style: Pantani fans
The Pantani fan club was in full effect on the Alpe di Poti gravel roads near the summit. Photo: Iri Greco / BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com
Giro style: Wine break
Why have water when you can have wine? Photo: Iri Greco / BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com
Giro style: Rain gear
Wet weather fashion on the time trial course in Chianti. Photo: Iri Greco / BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com
Giro style: Greetings
Greetings from the end of week one in Greve in Chianti, just above the finish area. Photo: Iri Greco / BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com