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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

Height start: 772 m

Height top: 1924 m

Elevation gain: 1152 m

Maximum: %

Col du Glandon rankings

Difficulty ranking world: 1457 (all)
Ranking France: 303 (all)
Ranking Alps: 566 (all)
Difficulty score: 97.98 what?

Col du Glandon ratings

(3.8) Overall

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Description

The Col du Glandon is situated in Rhone-Alpes and 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 %.

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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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Location info

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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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