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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.

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Monument to Victor Emmanuel II, Reggio Calabria

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Statue of Neptune, Florence

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Ice scuplture, San Candido

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Torre Branca, Milan

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Simon has been news editor at since 2009, reporting on 10 editions and counting of pro cycling’s biggest races such as the Tour de France, stories on issues including infrastructure and campaigning, and interviewing some of the biggest names in cycling. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, his background has proved invaluable in reporting on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, and the bike industry. He splits his time between London and Cambridge, and loves taking his miniature schnauzer Elodie on adventures in the basket of her Elephant Bike.

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