The Colle delle Finestre is, in Chris Froome’s words, “one of the famous climbs from the Giro d’Italia.”

For the uninitiated, it is a mountain pass in the Cottian Alps – a range that forms part of the border between France and Italy –  and has featured on the Giro on three separate occasions in 2005, 2011 and 2015.

The road was constructed around 1700 and to ride up it produces some stunning views, and Team Sky’s Froome produced a cracking video of his ascent that he posted on social media.

The maximum gradient of the climb is 14% with the average around 9% – yet Froome is barely out of breath.