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Photo Essay: The greatest climbs of the Giro d’Italia

From the Passo dello Stelvio to Mount Etna, we run down the 10 most iconic climbs of the Italian grand tour
The greatest climbs of the Giro d'Italia: Passo dello Stelvio (9,045 feet)
Velo senior writer Matthew Beaudin visited the Alps and Dolomites last fall and rode up and down the mountains with Andy Hampsten. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
The greatest climbs of the Giro d'Italia: Passo di Mortirolo (6,076 feet)
The greatest climbs of the Giro d'Italia: Passo di Gavia (8,599 feet)
Photo: Tim De Waele (FILE)
The greatest climbs of the Giro d'Italia: Monte Zoncolan (5,740 feet)
The greatest climbs of the Giro d'Italia: Blockhaus - Passo Lanciano (7,028 feet)
One of the few famous Giro climbs not in the Alps or Dolomiti, the Blockhaus is lost in wild Abruzzo in the Apennines. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
The greatest climbs of the Giro d'Italia: Passo Fedaia - Marmolada (6,749 feet)
The greatest climbs of the Giro d'Italia: Tre Cime Di Lavaredo (9,839 feet, height at Cima Grande)
The greatest climbs of the Giro d'Italia: Plan de Corones (7,464 feet)
The greatest climbs of the Giro d'Italia: Colle delle Finestre (7,147 feet)
The greatest climbs of the Giro d'Italia: Mount Etna (10,992 feet at summit)