The Giro d'Italia is a beautiful and often brutal race. We've picked out the stages that we think are the toughest ever (or yet!). Do you agree?
The Giro d'Italia falls at just the right time to produce some of the toughest racing conditions that the pro peloton can face. The month of May is still near-winter in the Alps, and snow-bound passes and heavy rain are frequent.
From Andy Hampsten and Erik Breukink on the Gavia, to Daniel Lloyd (just kidding Dan, we mean Cadel Evans) on the mud-caked gravel roads to Nairo Quintana on the descent of the Stelvio, the Giro has had lots of epic.