Cycling Col de la Madeleine D 97

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Col de la Madeleine - D 97

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Basic data & ranking

Average grade: 6.3 %

Length: 24.54 km

Height start: 450 m

Height top: 1993 m

Elevation gain: 1543 m

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Col de la Madeleine rankings

Difficulty ranking world: 337 (all)
Ranking France: 49 (all)
Ranking Alps: 136 (all)
Difficulty score: 144.08 what?

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(4.7) Overall

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Description

Beautiful col and one of the harder cols of the Alpes with a nice panorama on the Lauzière massif.

The Col de la Madeleine is situated in Rhone-Alpes and belongs to the Alps . Starting from D 97, the Col de la Madeleine ascent is 24.54 km long. Over this distance, you climb 1543 heightmeters. The average percentage thus is 6.3 %.

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Since 2005, the Col de la Madeleine will be/was climbed in the following big tour stages:
Tour de France 2012 :  Albertville > La Toussuire Les Sybelles on 12/07/2012

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Story by Michelle from Moncton, NB, Canada, submitted on 20/08/2012
This was one of my favorite climbs in our 5 day trip though the Alps. Settle in and enjoy. Having a 28 in the rear helps too :-D
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Story by David Price from , United Kingdom, submitted on 07/02/2012
This is a toughie which, if I''m honest, I underestimated. It''s long and steady for quite some time and you can be forgiven for thinking that it''s no great shakes. The final 9k, however, prove more of a challenge. There are long sections where you feel as if you''re not getting much of a return for all your efforts (yes, that old chestnut!). Great cafe at the top.
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Story by Jess from Nottingham, United Kingdom, submitted on 06/09/2012
I climbed Courchevel the day before, the last 5k was torture! I''m 13 years old and I can tell you my legs were like jelly at the top!
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Story by Phillip Hoare from Sydney, Australia, submitted on 08/09/2011
Guys - I climbed the full 28km from the base during Stage 9 in the 2010 TdF. Having resisted the temptation to stop in the village of ''''Pussy'''' after 7 kms, I filled up both bottles twice in the 36 deg afternoon sum, arriving shattered after 3hr 15 (and no trainning ) at the Col prior to teh break away. Awesome Climb!
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Story by Stephen Quirke from London, United Kingdom, submitted on 29/07/2009
Climbed it after I had done the Etape a few days before. I had blown up after 4km on Mont Ventoux (after 100 miles ion a really hot day) so my confidence was shattered, as I climbed into the balai. However a couple of hours on La Madeleine from Pussy to the top at 2000m was recuperative and a great expericne. We havea ggouse nearby so Ive done Courchevel (way too busy) and some climbs into the Parc National de la Vanoise but La Madeleine was wonderful. Great views, huge raptors circling in pairs, connections to the ski domain in the next valley and a very varied climb. Goes from 3-4%, some downhill stuff and then some 12.5% but none of it seemed difficult, just varied and a great tonic.
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Story by Mathis Baetcke from Grenoble, France, submitted on 21/04/2007
Hi folks! I climbed la Madeleine twice on October 30th, 2006. I was lucky and the day was the last suny and warm day that year! So I climbed, enyoyed the sun and took the same way down to ride to La Toussuire. But I was less lucky and lost my longsleeve at half of the descent which I remarked down in the valley between these mountains... So, no choice, way back and Madeleine another time! Of course, I was really lucky to have found it on the side of the road. Next decision: it has been already quite late in the afternoon, so I decided to just continue climbing La Madeleine a second time! And it was hard!! I had not much food, hadnt eaten a lot before, as I had previewed to eat something in the valley.. Finally, it has been kind of fate that I fell in love with this climb! Love through pain! Haha You have a beautiful view to MontBlanc and Glandon on both sides of the top! Enjoy La Madeleine as well! Greetz mathis

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