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Col de la Morte (1368)m

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The Col de la Morte has been likened to a mini Alpe d'Huez with numerous switchbacks up to the ski resort of Alpe de Grande Serre. One of the smaller cols in the area its accessible year round and is used in the Alpe d'Huez Triathlon and the Marco Pantani Sportive.

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Average gradient: 6.5% - Maximum gradient : 9.3% - Distance 15.3km - Height gain 1003m]

The climb for the Col de la Morte starts gently just outside Valbonais and after a series of false flats we hit the last 3 km of the climb up some great Alpine switchbacks. The Col de la Morte sits in the ski resort of the Alpe du Grande Serre which is usually fairly quiet in the summer.

The climb from the north is used in the Marco Pantani Cycling Sportive and the Alpe d'Huez Triathlon.

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