We take a look at the key points of this year's Giro d'Italia route and where it could won or lost

The 2015 Giro d’Italia route looks a demanding as ever for the riders who’ll battle their way through Italy for three weeks in search of victory. We discuss some of the key points where the race could be decided, sprinters could flourish and if there are any surprises in store along the way.

Find all the latest info on the Giro on our dedicated page, while you can watch our video preview of who the contenders are for victory at the first Grand Tour of the season.