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 of this year's parcours on The Hub. The second climb in this series is the summit finish to Stage 18 - Prato Nevoso.
Belonging to the Alps, the Prato Nevoso begins in the commune of Frabosa Sottana - around 90km south of Turin - and belongs to the Cuneo province of Piedmont.
Normally a ski resort, the Prato Nevoso first featured at the Giro d’Italia in 1996, where Pavel Tonkov won the stage en route to securing the Maglia Rosa and overall victory.
Since then, it has only been revisited once in 2000, where Stefano Garzelli won after 173km of racing from Genoa. Rather ominously, both previous winners of stages to finish at Prato Nevoso have continued to win the general classification.
Will this trend continue in 2018? It looks possible. Averaging 7% over 15km after a mostly flat parcours, this climb is set to be the perfect battleground between the GC contenders.