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There is a ski and summer resort on the mountain.
The mountain will be included in the Tour de France cycling race for the first time during stage 20 of 2013. It was initially to have been included in the 1998 Tour, but that stage was cancelled during the fallout of the Festina doping scandal that erupted.
The mountain can be climbed by bike from three directions. Road D110 approaches from the south in Leschaux, gaining 763m (2,503ft) over 13.4km (8.3mi), with an average gradient of 5.7% (10.2% max).
From Annecy, road D41 climbs 17.4km (10.8mi), gaining 1,212m (3,976ft), an average gradient of 7%.
The 2013 Tour de France route begins in Quintal to the west, along road D241 for the first 3.5km (2.2mi) before connecting with road D41. This route is 11.3km (7mi) total, gaining 922m (3,025ft), an average gradient of 8.2%. The Tour de France climb is rated Hors catégorie (HC), the rating given to one of the hardest climbs. The rating is determined not only by the climb itself; the length of the day's stage and where the climb occurs in the stage.
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- Bicycling - Mountain
- Bicycling - Road
- Paragliding - Non-powered
- Skiing - Cross-Country
- Skiing - Downhill