Iconic climbs of the Giro d’Italia Women

A general view of the selection racing through the mountains at the Giro d'Italia Women
A general view of the selection racing through the mountains at the Giro d'Italia Women (Image credit: Getty Images)

In its 35-year history, the Giro d’Italia Women has gone through many guises and eras, from high points to low points, various names and organisational changes, there hasn’t always been too much consistency for the premier stage race on the women’s calendar. Things are changing once again for 2024, with the race coming under control of men’s Giro organisers RCS for the first time, in what promises to be a new era for the event.

Throughout its history, however, one thing has remained characteristic of the women’s Giro: the inclusion of hard, high, or otherwise iconic climbs. With the richness of famous cycling climbs in Italy, some of the sport’s toughest ascents have come to define the women’s corsa rosa

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Matilda Price is a freelance cycling journalist and digital producer based in the UK. She is a graduate of modern languages, and recently completed an MA in sports journalism, during which she wrote her dissertation on the lives of young cyclists. Matilda began covering cycling in 2016 whilst still at university, working mainly in the British domestic scene at first. Since then, she has covered everything from the Tour Series to the Tour de France. These days, Matilda focuses most of her attention on the women’s sport, writing for Cyclingnews and working on women’s cycling show The Bunnyhop. As well as the Women’s WorldTour, Matilda loves following cyclo-cross and is a recent convert to downhill mountain biking.