Five key climbs of the 2018 Tour de France

We take a look at some of the most important climbs of the 2018 Tour de France

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

The 2018 Tour de France covers 26 climbs that, along with the time trials and Roubaix cobbles, will have their say in the race's outcome.

The race does not seriously begin climbing until stage 10, after the first rest day, but when it does it takes the riders up steep 20 per cent-plus pitches, to iconic places and several times over 2000 metres.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.