The 5 Most Important Climbs Of The 2018 Giro d'Italia

Published on May 9th 2018

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Many of the most iconic climbs of the Giro d'Italia are missing from the race this year. This gives some of the lesser known climbs the chance to decide the race. Dan takes a look at the 5 climbs we think will play an important role this year.

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Mount Etna: The first summit finish of the race. The Giro uses a route up the volcano that has never been ridden in the race before. This looks like the first chance to see some major splits among the GC contenders.

Monte Zoncolan: The climb by which all 'hardest climbs' are measured. The Zoncolan averages a leg destroying 11.9% for its 10km length. The gradient weights this finish to the pure climbers, so expect to see the bigger GC contenders lose time here.

Colle Delle Finestre: The Cima Coppi, highest point, of the 2018 Giro. As if the 9% average gradient for 18.5km wasn't enough, the top half of this climb is raced on gravel roads! Making this surely the most iconic climb of this years Giro.

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