VISIT THE SPONSOR OF THE Alpe d'Huez
Yet one of the most famous of the mountain climbs on the Tour de France, it is certainly not the toughest one. l'Alpe d'Huez has hosted a stage finish almost every year since 1976. The Tour de France first finished a stage on l'Alpe d'Huez in 1952. That stage was won by the Italian cyclist Fausto Coppi. The climb up Alpe d'Huez is 14km at an average gradient of 8% with 21 hairpin bends marked with panels honouring the winners of each stage that has finished there. The fastest climb ever was achieved by Marco Pantani (+ 14-02-2004) in 1995: 36'50".
The Alpe d'Huez is situated in Rhone-Alpes. This climb belongs to the Alps.
Starting from Rochetaillée,
the Alpe d'Huez ascent is 22.6 km long. Over this distance, you climb 1104 heightmeters.
The average percentage thus is 4.9 %.
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