Col de la Colombiere cycling
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Col de la Colombière (1613)m

The Col de la Colombiere is the first proper high mountain test on our Route de Grandes Alpes tour after the morning climbs of the Col du Grand Taillet and the Col de Gets.

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Average gradient: 5.7% - Maximum gradient : 12% - Distance 19.5km - Height gain 1120m]

Starting at the base of the Col de Gets the Col de la Colombiere snakes its way up the mountain gradually getting steeper and steeper until it tops out at a lung busting 12%. This is the first proper test on our Route de Grandes Alpes tour after the morning climbs of the Col du Grand Taillet and the Col de Gets.

The climb first appeared in the Tour de France in 1960 and has been used many times since then.

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