Giro d'Italia 2017's toughest climbs: one down, five to go

With the Giro d'Italia well underway, here's a guide to the major climbs that will shape the race

Mount Etna.

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

The Giro d'Italia wouldn't be the Giro d'Italia without serving up a selection of testing climbing challenges over its three-week course. And the 100th edition of the race includes some of the race's – and Italy's – most famous and daunting mountain challenges.

Here, we pick out six of the climbs in order of their appearance that should provide plenty of action as the opening Grand Tour of the 2017 season unfurls.

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