BE WARNED!! This col stops in Combelouvière. It is not possible anymore to proceed from there to La Thuile. Do this col via La Léchère. The profile below thus is valid until Combelouvière.
Col de la Madeleine is a very hard climb, and a long one. In the Tour de France it is rated HC, or beyond categorization, a designation reserved for only the toughest cols. It is certainly one of the hardest ascents in the area!
The Col de la Madeleine is situated in Rhone-Alpes. This climb belongs to the Alps.
Starting from Aigueblanche,
the Col de la Madeleine ascent is 28.28 km long. Over this distance, you climb 1533 heightmeters.
The average percentage thus is 5.4 %.
The maximum slope is 11 %.
Look for other sides to climb the Col de la Madeleine.
Since 2005, the Col de la Madeleine will be/was climbed in the following big tour stages:
Tour de France 2010 : Morzine > Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne on 13/07/2010
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