Cycling's Greatest Climbs

If there's a road that leads up a mountain, you can bet that someone with a bike and a healthy supply of bravado will attempt to pedal to its summit. After all, cycling did not become one of the greatest displays of strength and endurance by professionals pedaling the plains of Kansas.

These six climbs, which double as the sport's arenas and coliseums, are cycling's—and by extension, the world's—greatest ascents.

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