Five keys to winning the 2018 Giro d'Italia

The 2018 Giro d'Italia begins May 4 in Jerusalem for three stages in Israel before returning to Italy. Massimo Paolone/LaPresse/Icon Sportswire

FLORENCE, Italy (VN) -- The 2018 Giro d'Italia, the route for which will be unveiled Wednesday, is rumored to present several difficulties for those aiming to win such as Fabio Aru, Mikel Landa, and Chris Froome.

Organizer RCS Sport celebrated its 100th edition with a mostly "Made in Italy" route in 2017. The 2018 edition will break the limits previously known to grand tours by being the first to travel outside of Europe. It begins May 4 in Jerusalem for three stages in Israel before returning to its motherland.

After speaking to several insiders and reading local press reports, VeloNews has learned most of the route. It is due to return to Italy via Campania, on the island of Sicily, will travel north up the boot with eight summit finishes, and will include a long time trial in the third week.

Here's a look at how the race could be won.

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