Gallery: 2017 Giro d’Italia in Sardinia by Paolo Ciaberta

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Photographer Paolo Ciaberta was in Sardinia for the Grande Partenza of the 100th Giro, capturing the passion and unpredictable racing

Photographs: Paolo Ciaberta

A whole lotta love for the 100th Giro in Sardinia

A local in traditional garb at the stage start


Big crowds turned out to welcome the Giro in a rare Sardinian foray; it has only previously visited in 1961, 1991 and 2007


The Giro gruppo spears through the Sardinian forests

A tribute to the late Michele Scarponi: “Farewell great champion. Now, you fly through the clouds”

A Quick Step rider leads the peloton past azure Mediterranean waters

Superheroes and villains: fancy dress fans and the beleaguered Bardiani-CSF team


Lukas Pöstlberger reacts in shock to his breakaway victory on day one into Olbia


Waving farewell to Sardinia after a successful Grande Partenza