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Details of the Climb
The southern approach from La Chambre (via the D213) is 19.05 km. long, gaining 1,522 m. at an average gradient of 8%. Alternatively, the route via the D76 is 19.8 km. long, climbing 1,520 m. at an average of 7.7%.
The northern approach can be accessed via Feissons-sur-Isère or Aigueblanche. From Feissons-sur-Isère (via La Léchère), the climb is 25.3 km. long, gaining 1,585 m. at an average gradient of 6.2%. For the 2012 Tour de France, the height at the summit is shown as 2,000 m., whereas in previous years it has been shown as 1,993 m.
From Aigueblanche, the climb is 28.28 km. long, climbing 1,533 m. at an average of 5.4%.
Appearances in the Tour de France
The pass was first included in the Tour de France in 1969 and has since featured 24 times, most recently on Stage 11 of the 2012 race when it was approached from the direction of Feissons-sur-Isère.
It has been ranked hors catégorie, every year since 1995.
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