Colours of the Giro
Stages 1 to 9
With nine stages of the 2013 Giro d'Italia now complete the riders can enjoy a well-deserved rest day. Since the race began we've seen Mark Cavendish win two stages, Australia's Adam Hansen take a popular victory on stage 7, Bradley Wiggins struggle on the wet descents, Ryder Hesjedal lose contact with the other GC contenders, Cadel Evans time-trial his way to second place, and a whole lot more.
With 12 stages remaining (including all of the high-mountain stages), the 2013 Giro is far from over and there's sure to be plenty of excitement and colour to come. In the meantime, we hope you enjoy the selection of images we've put together from the first nine days of the race.