Col du Galibier (Briancon) Bike Climb - PJAMM Cycling





Col du Galibier (Briancon)

France

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Climb Summary


Col du Lautaret sits in the shadow of the Mighty Col du Galibier.  Most often when this col has been included in the Tour de France, it has been as a stepping stone to the greater glory above - the incomparable and glorious Col du Galibier.

 

Col du Galibier is 8.6 km at 6.7% and 588m above Col du Lautaret

Col du Lautaret is the hurdle to Galibier from the south and Col du Télégraphe guards the northern approach.  From Briancon, the common route used to Lautaret/Galibier during the TdF, the Col du Lautaret makes up 75% of the distance of the Col du Galibier.  

This is one of the climbs in the World Climbing area of Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne and many superb rides can be included with Lautaret from Briancon (Alpe d’Huez, Col du Granon, Col de Croix de Fer and Col d’Izord).

Col du Lautaret is not a brutal climb and is, in truth, rather tame.  The Col was first included in the tour in 1911.  The Tour de France is generally not decided on this mile climb, but it is a mainstay of the tour and it has been a category climb several times since 1950.  The col was first included in the Tour de France in 1911 when FrenchmanÉmile Georget was first over the pass.

 

2011 Tour de France, Stage 18

Appearances as a Category Climb since 1947

Wikipedia - Tour du Lautaret

Year

Stage

Category

Start

Finish

Leader at the summit

2014

14

1

Grenoble

Risoul

 Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP)

2006

15

2

Gap

Alpe-d'Huez

 David de la Fuente (ESP)

2003

9

1

Le Bourg-d'Oisans

Gap

 Danilo Di Luca (ITA)

1972

14a

3

Briançon

Valloire

 Joaquim Agostinho (POR)

1965

17

3

Briançon

Aix-les-Bains

 Francisco Gabica (ESP)

1962

19

3

Briançon

Aix-les-Bains

 Juan Campillo (ESP)

1960

17

3

Briançon

Aix-les-Bains

 Jean Graczyk (FRA)

1958

21

3

Briançon

Aix-les-Bains

 Piet Van Est (NED)

1953

19

2

Briançon

Lyon

 Jean Le Guilly (FRA)

1951

21

3

Briançon

Aix-les-Bains

 Gino Sciardis (ITA)

1950

19

2

Briançon

Saint-Étienne

 Apo Lazaridès (FRA)