The Bora-hansgrohe Grand Tour debutant Lukas Pöstlberger stole the Stage 1 show - attacking from a depleted front group, and denying the sprinters their day in the sun:
"Good things happen to good people"
After Pöstlberger stole away for that incredible victory in Sardinia last Friday, Michael Gogl of Trek-Segafredo wasn't surprised. "Don't give that man a gap," he warned.
The world turned upside down
On Stage 2 it was Lotto Soudal's day, Andre Greipel's turn to wear pink:
After claiming the Maglia Rosa on Stage 3, Fernando Gaviria of Quick-Step Floors Pro Cycling didn't spray his champagne ... he poured it over his head instead:
Stuart O'Grady would have liked a bit more detail on what kind of potatoes Jan Barta (Bora-hansgrohe) likes to eat. While we are on the subject, "Favourite Music: Radio" seems a bit on the vague side, too:
Pibernik's moment of madness
Luka Pibernik of Team Bahrain Merida thought he'd won Stage 5 to Messina. He didn't realise there was another lap to go ...
Avoiding the wooden spoon
Silvan Dillier won Stage 6 - but there was a fierce battle a long way behind him to avoid finishing dead last for the day:
Grace in defeat
Jasper Stuyven (Trek-Segafredo) lost out on Stage 6 but his response was all class:
Hard work pays off
BMC Racing Team's Dillier had worked long and hard to finally achieve a Grand Tour stage win - and he enjoyed his moment when it arrived:
Got, got, need!
Giro sticker albums are all the rage among the riders at this year's Giro. One of commentator Daniel Lloyd's finest hours came with his inclusion in a Panini sticker album: