In 1997, Tour winner Marco Pantani up the Col de Joux Plane in 33 minutes! Three years later, the Joux Plane managed to make a victim out of Lance Armstrong. Not that surprising, because the southside of the climb, from Samoëns, is one of the steepest climbs of the Alps (most of the climb is close to 10%). But it is also one of the most beautiful!
The Col de Joux Plane is situated in Rhone-Alpes
and belongs to the
Starting from Samoens,
the Col de Joux Plane ascent is 11.6 km long. Over this distance, you climb 989 heightmeters.
The average percentage thus is 8.5 %.
The maximum slope is 12 %.
Look for other sides to climb the Col de Joux Plane.
Since 2005, the Col de Joux Plane will be/was climbed in the following big tour stages:
Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré 2012 : Saint-Alban-Leysse - Morzine on 09/06/2012
Tour de France 2006 : Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne - Morzine on 19/07/2006
Col de Joux Plane from Samoens in 3D, on Googleearth!
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