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Col de la Faucille - Gex


Basic data & ranking

Average grade: 6 %

Length: 11.8 km

Height start: 620 m

Height top: 1323 m

Ascent: 703 m

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Difficulty ranking world: 3054 (all)
Ranking France: 722 (all)
Ranking Jura mountains: 26 (all)
Difficulty score: 68.91 what?

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The Col de la Faucille is situated in Jura and belongs to the Jura mountains . Starting from Gex, the Col de la Faucille ascent is 11.8 km long. Over this distance, you climb 703 heightmeters. The average percentage thus is 6 %.

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Story by Michael Ronkin from , Switzerland, submitted on 31/03/2014
Here’s a nice loop out of Geneva after you''ve climbed the Col de la Faucille:

Ride the 15 km gentle downgrade to La Cure, back up to the Col de la Givrine, down to St Cergue, followed by a fabulous descent through Arziers to Le Muids. Look for the cutoff to Genoliers, then Givrins, Gingins, Cheserex, Crassier, Bogis-Bossey, Chavannes-des-Bois, Collex-Bossey, Colovrex, Grand-Saconnex.

A hair under 100 km from the Geneva train station (Cornavin) and back. The climb back up to La Givrine from La Cure is less than 100 m. The descent through Arziers is much nicer than the main highway down from St Cergue: wide open vistas and gentle curves- only a couple of curves where you really have to brake.
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Story by Chris Patient from , Switzerland, submitted on 22/11/2011
The historical col de la Faucille from Gex is a great climb on a good road with fantastic views of the lac leman and Geneve. Every since I watched Lance Armstrong and his team postal lead the peloton up here in the tour de france I have used this pass as a training ride. Starting from the roundabout in Gex I try and find a steady rhythm with about a 39/25 and keep it until the famous Fontaine Napoleon which incidently has very good drinking water and I invariably fill up here on the way down. From this corner however the climb is steeper and I usually drop to my biggest cog of 26 here and then survive the long steep straight to a viewpoint and parking and then push hard through the last few corners before the top. The road actually descends just before the finish and sometimes I am able to carry my speed through to a sprint finish but it is always hard. My PB is just on the 40 minutes!

On weekends there are lots of other cyclists to latch on to on this climb and if you have time you can continue on to make a nice climb by bike loop in the Jura.
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Story by doo from , United Kingdom, submitted on 07/11/2010
Awesome climb. My first mountain. Cycled in a group of 20, but soon left most riders behind. At the half way stage stage asked fellow rider if he wanted to race - he declined. I was the first to reach the summit and it felt awesome.
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Story by Simon Foley from Versoix, Switzerland, submitted on 21/11/2009
This is my home climb. I live 10km from the start, in Versoix. If you ever fancy a ride up it and are nearby, give me a call 0041 78 891 0880 and maybe I will come and join you for it :)
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Story by Christ-jan van Ganzewinkel from , The Netherlands, submitted on 19/07/2007
On the 28th of june 2007 I started the climb from Gex under very nice weather conditions. At the time I stayed with my family on campsite Le Fleutron in Divonne-les-Bains, a town nearby Gex. Already in Gex you start ascending the col. Shortly after leaving Gex the road is surrounded by treas which provide you with some shadow. The climb is pretty straightforward, the road is very good. When you find your rhythm its not that difficult a climb. When you reach an old uninhabited house in a sharp bend things get a little harder. The climb percentage increases a bit here but the reward is some great vews over Lac Leman. You can even, if not to tired, see the Jet dEau and the airport of Geneva. In the distance Mont Blanc is visible, and from your bike you start to appreciate the greatness of this enormous snow-covered rock. The last few kilometers are about 8%. All in all the Col de la Faucille is a nice climb with some great views. Not really tough though.

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