Cycling Col de Vars Guillestre

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Col de Vars - Guillestre

Basic data & ranking

Average grade: 5.7 %

Length: 19.4 km

Altitude start: 1000 m

Altitude top: 2111 m

Ascent: 1111 m

Maximum: 9 %

Col de Vars rankings

Difficulty ranking world: 1385 (all)
Ranking France: 286 (all)
Ranking Alps: 516(all)
Difficulty score: 105.53 what?

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The Col de Vars is situated in Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur. This climb belongs to the Alps. Starting from Guillestre, the Col de Vars ascent is 19.4 km long. Over this distance, you climb 1111 heightmeters. The average percentage thus is 5.7 %. The maximum slope is 9 %.

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Since 2005, the Col de Vars will be/was climbed in the following big tour stages:
Giro d'Italia 2016 :  Guillestre - Sant’Anna di Vinadio on 28/05/2016

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Stories, information and comments from Col de Vars climbers
Story by Geoff Noake from Sheffield, United Kingdom, submitted on 25/06/2015
I climbed the Col de Vars in a week''s cyling that took me over 8 big cols, from Cuneo Italy, to Alpe d''Huez. Col de Vars in mid-week was one climb I struggled on as it was so hot with little shade. The real climbing doesn''t start until you''re 8k or 9k in, but once you''re at the top the pain is all forgotten. Incredible views and a superb descent. Excellent!
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Story by Ashley Hutchison from Gloucester Gloucestershire, United Kingdom, submitted on 04/08/2012
I was fairly young when i did the and I had already done allot of climbs the days before and I was very tired! The day we did this was very hot!, the first part is a nice constant gradient but I was finding it hard! But once you get to the village of vars there are a few down hills which made my get my act together! Once through the next village it kicks up towards the top but it was nice and cool. Nice cafe and souvenir shop at the top. Spent the rest of the day chilling at the Embrum lake!
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Story by Brian Adamson from Strasbourg, France, submitted on 06/12/2012
19km of climb. The beginning is nicely treelined. Some small villages (the different parts of Var)with it''s ski resorts along the way. It was hot with no chance of taking on more water until very near the end. All in all a good prelude for longer climbs.
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