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Icons of the Giro: Col Saint-Pantaléon

To celebrate the return of the Giro d'Italia, we're challenging you and your Wattbike Atom to conquer the climb. With prizes to be won along the way, you can tackle three key climbs in this year's parcours on The Hub. The final summit of this series is the penultimate climb of the entire 2018 Giro: Col Saint-Pantaléon.

Tucked away in the Aosta Valley, the Col Saint-Pantaléon begins in the small town of Chambave. Being a relatively unknown climb in the quiet border regions of France and Italy, it offers a tranquil alternative to some of the more popular ascents of the Alps (that is, when the Giro d’Italia doesn’t visit).

Topping out at a gradient of 12.7%, the Pantaléon twists and turns via switchbacks and open roads for 16km. Near the summit, it’s possible to see the legendary Matterhorn on a clear day - although the pros may be preoccupied with watching for attacks on the final mountain stage of the tour.

The last time the Giro tackled this steep climb, Fabio Aru came out victorious on his way to a general classification podium. Forming part of 2018’s tough, final mountain stage, the Col Saint-Pantaléon is sure to play host to some exciting racing.

Can you crush this beast? Find out on The Hub with your Wattbike Atom and you could win a prize bundle worth over £50.