Cycling Col du Glandon Barrage du Verney

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Col du Glandon - Barrage du Verney

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Basic data & ranking

Average grade: 4.8 %

Length: 24.12 km

Altitude start: 772 m

Altitude top: 1924 m

Ascent: 1152 m

Maximum: 9 %

Col du Glandon rankings

Difficulty ranking world: 1677 (all)
Ranking France: 348 (all)
Ranking Alps: 622(all)
Difficulty score: 97.98 what?

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The Col du Glandon is situated in Rhone-Alpes. This climb belongs to the Alps. Starting from Barrage du Verney, the Col du Glandon ascent is 24.12 km long. Over this distance, you climb 1152 heightmeters. The average percentage thus is 4.8 %. The maximum slope is 9 %.

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Since 2005, the Col du Glandon will be/was climbed in the following big tour stages:
Tour de France 2013 :  Bourg d'Oisans - Le Grand Bornand on 19/07/2013
La Marmotte 2010 :  Marmotte 2010 on 03/07/2010
La Marmotte 2009 :  Marmotte 2009 on 04/07/2009
La Marmotte 2008 :  Marmotte 2008 on 05/07/2008
La Marmotte 2007 :  Marmotte 2007 on 07/07/2007

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Stories, information and comments from Col du Glandon climbers
Story by JB from , France, submitted on 07/07/2009
Did this as part of the Marmotte 2009. Deceptively long and pretty hard in parts. The most difficult ramps start just after a steep downhill and its very easy to get stuck if you dont shift gears down aggressively as you hit 10-11% . The top of the climb is beautiful, you pass a manmade lake and the road continues at a gentle but stable gradient till you reach a cross-roads, Croix de Fer on the right, Glandon on the left. One thing to note: the descent into St Etienne is extremely technical, first few switchbacks are very tricky, then it opens up a bit more after a few km.
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