Two years ago today, Chris Froome came alive on the iconic climb of Monte Zoncolan and threw down the gauntlet to the other GC hopefuls. Simon Yates held the Kenyan born rider at 6 seconds and overall second placed Tom Dumoulin crossed the line at 37 second. We look back with this Giro photo and video gallery.
Race Report: Chris Froome saved his Giro d’Italia with an unexpected triumph at the summit of the terrible Zoncolan, while his Maglia Rosa-clad compatriot Simon Yates once again impressed, finishing second. The real winner of the day, however, may well prove to be Dutchman Tom Dumoulin, the defending champion, who kept his cool on the steep slopes and limited his losses.
VIDEO: With the 101st Giro d'Italia aimed straight at the feared Monte Zoncolan climb for the Stage 14 finish at the summit, it's a great time to enjoy the climb from the comfort of your own mobile device, and watch someone else do the suffering while climbing this beast.
Saturday's stage 14 of the 2018 Giro d'Italia smacks riders square in the gob with a slobber-inspiring summit finish on the brutally steep Monte Zoncolan. Many would say its first appearance in 2003 should have been its last, but it does make for some decent suffering to set up the final week of the race. Here's what it's like to ride it...
Roadside Report: The Monte Zoncolan was first used in the Giro in 2003 but it's quickly become one of the true legendary climbs in professional cycling. Today our man in Italy Steve took on the sights, the sounds, the spectators and the super steep slopes of the Zoncolan just before the race came through to get a feel for this beast of a climb. Heaven or hell?
Best of PEZ: A controversial day at the Giro with the late change of route upsetting more than just the local organisers, who had worked hard to ensure the Crostis climb was ready. There was heat, there was hail and there was polemica. All in all it was another great day at the Giro d'Italia.
Roadside Stage 17: Today's 17th stage from Brunico to Peio Terme is one of three big climbing days remaining in this year's Giro d'Italia. After a few changes and some time gains in yesterday's TT, it was into the start village to see what those in the know, thought it all meant.
Roadside Stage 15:The Finish of Stage 15 at the top of the Monte Zoncolan turned out to be everything that had been anticipated and more. From the Mountains to the Sea is one of the catch phrases here in Friuli, so what better way to experience this northern region of Italy than by doing both.
The first fourteen stages of the 2010 Giro d'Italia are going to be the standard, delicious Giro fare. The final final seven days are going to be the stuff of exquisite cuisine, of the likes we'll be making mention of for years to come. PEZ takes a closer look at the decisive final week centered around the northern reaches of Italy.