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Picture gallery: Italy turns pink for the 100th Giro d'Italia

Landmarks across the country bathed in pink light to celebrate a very special edition of the three week race

Landmarks across Italy were lit up in pink this week as the country marked 100 days to go until the 100th edition of the Giro d’Italia.

Town halls, ancient structures and even ice sculptures in places on the route of this year’s race were bathed in pink, as was the memorial on the Passo dello Stelvio to one of the legends of the race, the great Fausto Coppi.

Take a look at the lit-up sites in the gallery above - we've added some more below, too.

> Giro d'Italia 2017 route unveiled - the 100th edition (+ videos)

Monument to Victor Emmanuel II, Reggio Calabria

Giro 100 04 Reggio Calabria.jpg

Statue of Neptune, Florence

Giro 100 11 Firenze Fontana del Nettuno.jpg

Ice scuplture, San Candido

Giro 100 21 S.Candido ice sculpture.jpg

Torre Branca, Milan

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Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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Condor Andy | 7 years ago

So excited for this race! And great to see an entire nation celebrating its' cycling culcture and heritage.

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