Cycling Col de Platzerwasel Munster

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Col de Platzerwasel - Munster

Basic data & ranking

Average grade: 4.8 %

Length: 16.2 km

Altitude start: 374 m

Altitude top: 1155 m

Ascent: 781 m

Col de Platzerwasel rankings

Difficulty ranking world: 3729 (all)
Ranking France: 873 (all)
Ranking Vosges: 16(all)
Difficulty score: 65 what?

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The Col de Platzerwasel is situated in Alsace-Lorraine. This climb belongs to the Vosges. Starting from Munster, the Col de Platzerwasel ascent is 16.2 km long. Over this distance, you climb 781 heightmeters. The average percentage thus is 4.8 %.

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Since 2005, the Col de Platzerwasel will be/was climbed in the following big tour stages:
Tour de France 2014 :  Mulhouse - La Planche des Belles Filles on 14/07/2014
Tour de France 2009 :  Vittel > Colmar on 17/07/2009

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Story by David from Basel, Switzerland, submitted on 21/05/2014
I did this climb, my first long climb of the year on the 18 of May in perfect conditions, 20 degrees at the bottom and sunny. From Sondernach it is a tough climb. Over 10% in some parts and not much respite. I maxed out heart rate pretty early and so could not push as hard as I wanted. Need to do a bit more climbing training it seems. The climb to the Grand Ballon is nice but be carefulon the descent to Cernay or Soultz, its dangerous especially in the cobbled corners. Try the ones down to Kruth or Lautenbach depending on which side you need to be on.
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Story by Jo from , Belgium, submitted on 20/06/2010
A very nice but though climb. Sondernach is in fact the real start of the climb. From there on it is all + 10%. About halfway there is a less steep part which allows for recuperation. This climb is worth the effort when youre in the Vosges.
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Story by Xander from Amsterdam, The Netherlands, submitted on 21/08/2008
When i started it, i thought i was climbing up to the Petit Ballon - which it turned out not to be. It is not too long, but a beautiful and pretty tough climb. The real climb starts after Sondernach, when the road turns to the right. From there it gets pretty steep, with bits up to 12%. I got chased by the same nasty flies the Ventoux is also famous for - at least they make you go fast! From the top of the Platzerwasel it is a great (and easy) climb to the Grand Ballon (via the Markstein). Do it!
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Story by Jesse from Hooglede, Belgium, submitted on 06/09/2006
I had never heard of this col before, but it is a very nice and steep mountain. The distance is not that long, but the difficulty is more or less the same as the most cols in the Alps!

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