The 5 Most Important Climbs Of The 2018 Giro d'Italia
Published on May 9th 2018
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. Subscribe to GCN: http://gcn.eu/SubscribeToGCN Register your interest in the GCN Club: http://gcn.eu/DJ Get exclusive GCN gear in the GCN shop! http://gcn.eu/DI 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. If you'd like to contribute captions and video info in your language, here's the link 👍 http://gcn.eu/DH Watch more on GCN... 📹 Colle Delle Finestre http://gcn.eu/EpicFinestre Photos: © Velo Collection (TDW) / Getty Images & © Bettiniphoto / http://www.bettiniphoto.net/ About GCN: The Global Cycling Network puts you in the centre of the action: from the iconic climbs of Alpe D’Huez and Mont Ventoux to the cobbles of Flanders, everywhere there is road or pavé, world-class racing and pro riders, we will be there bringing you action, analysis and unparalleled access every week, every month, and every year. We show you how to be a better cyclist with our bike maintenance videos, tips for improving your cycling, cycling top tens, and not forgetting the weekly GCN Show. Join us on YouTube’s biggest and best cycling channel to get closer to the action and improve your riding! Welcome to the Global Cycling Network | Inside cycling Thanks to our sponsors: Alta Badia: http://gcn.eu/AltaBadia- // Maratona Dles Dolomites: http://gcn.eu/MaratonaDlesDolomites- Assos of Switzerland: http://gcn.eu/Assos KASK helmets: http://gcn.eu/KASK fi’zi:k shoes and saddles: http://gcn.eu/fizikshoes and http://gcn.eu/fiziksaddles Topeak tools: http://gcn.eu/Topeak Canyon bikes: http://gcn.eu/-Canyon Quarq: http://gcn.eu/Quarq DT Swiss: http://gcn.eu/DtSwiss Science in Sport: http://gcn.eu/SiS Orbea bikes: http://gcn.eu/Orbea Trek Bicycles: http://gcn.eu/-Trek Vision wheels: http://gcn.eu/Vision Zipp wheels: http://gcn.eu/Zipp power2max: http://gcn.eu/power2max Wahoo Fitness: http://gcn.eu/Wahoo-Fitness Park Tool: http://gcn.eu/-parktool Continental tyres: http://gcn.eu/continental- Camelbak: http://gcn.eu/camelbak- The GCN Club - http://gcn.eu/club YouTube Channel - http://gcn.eu/gcnYT Facebook - http://gcn.eu/gcnFb Instagram - http://gcn.eu/GCNInsta Google+ - http://gcn.eu/gcnGPlus Twitter - http://gcn.eu/gcnTW GMBN Tech - http://gmbn.tech/subscribe GCN Tech - http://gcntech.co/subscribe EMBN - http://embn.me/subscribe Leave us a comment below!