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Mauro Mondonico's Giro d'Italia 2000 Photo Album

Mauro Mondonico, son of the famous frame builder, Antonio Mondonico, has a fabulous part-time job. In races sponsored by La Gazzetta dello Sport, he drives the UCI Commissar. He shares the photos he took during this year's Giro, presented here with his comments.

St. Peters, before the first day of the Giro

"Piazza San Pietro, the day before the prologue. All the riders visited the pope."

David McKenzie

"David McKenzie on his long ride to win alone the 7th stage to Teramo. A hard day for him, but it was successful."

Pantani and the Mercatone Uno team

"Mercatone-Uno team rides in the back of the peloton, covering Pantani during the first week of the race."

Axel Merckx

"8th stage. Axel Merckx on the right side will win the stage, arriving in Prato."

Eddy Merckx

"Il 'Cannibale', Eddy Merckx followed part of the Giro 2000." He was certainly a proud papa, seeing his son win the 8th stage in Prato.

Casagrande

"F. Casagrande, at the start of the 10th stage, in the morning after he got the pink jersey on the Abetone 9th stage."

call of nature

The call of nature always needs an answer. Mauro says this reminded him of riding with Chairman Bill...Just wait, Mauro, until YOU'RE over 50 years old!

"A small group of riders dropped back to ask for bottles from a team car. Stage 10."

Il Diablo

"Il 'Diablo', always on the road in the last 20 kms of every stage."

The Gavia climb

"14th stage. Breakaway of a few riders on the Gavia climb. 3kms to the top of the climb."

Pantani fans

"Tifosi of Marco Pantani are always around even when there are bad weather conditions."

Norwegian tifosi

"Some strange Norwegian Viking tifosi on top of the hardest climbs."

the descent

"Following riders through a descent. Sometimes it's not the easiest thing."

Pantani fans

Pantani fans are everywhere.

Genoa

"Start of the 18th stage in Genoa."

Pantani, stage 18

"Pantani dropped back, stage 18." (above and below)

Pantani in stage 18

the last time trial

"Start of the 20th stage, the last time trial."

Gino

"This is Gino, one of the best drivers. This year was his 20th Giro. He drives the car of one of the race directors."

Also, see Mauro's photos of the 1999 Giro, and the 2000 Milan-San Remo races.