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Col de la Madeleine (2000)m

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Sitting to the south of the Col du Glandon the Col de la Madeleine features in the Tour de France frequently.

Description

From Albertville  - north - [Average gradient: 5.4% - Maximum gradient : 10.4% - Distance 28.3km - Height gain 1533m]

From La Chambre - south - [Average gradient: 8.0% - Maximum gradient : 9.5% - Distance 19.5km - Height gain 1522m]

The Col de la Madeleine can be reached from two sides. The northern descent is considered the harder because it is 9 km longer than the southers ascent. However the northern descent has a lower average grandient. The Tour de France uses the Col de la Madeleine fairly frequently the most recent is the 2012 Tour de France.

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