Three weeks, 21 stages, 3,546.8 kilometres. The brilliant Russ Ellis was there to document our Giro d’Italia every step of the way. Here is a selection of our favourite images from Italy.

Jhonatan Narvaez battles up the famous San Luca climb on day one at the Giro

Jhonatan Narvaez battles up the famous San Luca climb on day one at the Giro

Ivan Sosa after the opening time trial

Ivan Sosa after the opening time trial

The team sign on in the beautiful Vasto

The team sign on in the beautiful Vasto

A familiar face

A familiar face

Ivan in the eye of the Giro storm

Ivan in the eye of the Giro storm

Spot the five Team INEOS riders

Spot the five Team INEOS riders

Sport Director Nicolas Portal guiding his young team

Sport Director Nicolas Portal guiding his young team

Pavel Sivakov battling the elements in the stage nine time trial

Pavel Sivakov battling the elements in the stage nine time trial

It was sad to see Tao Geoghegan Hart head home after crashing on stage 13

It was sad to see Tao Geoghegan Hart head home after crashing on stage 13

The second half of the race was all about the mountains

The second half of the race was all about the mountains

Pavel impressed from the first big day in the Alps

Pavel impressed from the first big day in the Alps

The experienced Christian Knees was vital to the team

The experienced Christian Knees was vital to the team

Eddie Dunbar impressed all race, finishing third on stage 12 and securing 22nd overall

Eddie Dunbar impressed all race, finishing third on stage 12 and securing 22nd overall

The ever-dependable Salvatore Puccio finished his sixth Giro

The ever-dependable Salvatore Puccio finished his sixth Giro

Pavel proudly wore the white jersey for three stages

Pavel proudly wore the white jersey for three stages

Ivan and Pavel midway up the fearsome Mortirolo climb

Ivan and Pavel midway up the fearsome Mortirolo climb

On stage with Fausto Pinarello in Pinarello's hometown of Treviso

On stage with Fausto Pinarello in Pinarello's hometown of Treviso

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The scene on the final day in Verona's Roman amphitheatre

The scene on the final day in Verona's Roman amphitheatre

One happy rider. Ninth overall for Pavel in just his second Grand Tour

One happy rider. Ninth overall for Pavel in just his second Grand Tour

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