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Page Contributor(s): Ian Dennis, Occidental, CA, USA
You have some gorgeous views of the Mediterranean Sea as you ride up this little used roadway. This climb was made semi-famous as a training climb for Lance Armstrong when he lived in Nice and apparently was also used by Chris Froome and Richie Port. We ride from the Mediterranean Sea along a very windy road with several big hairpins to the top where we can look down 1000 meters to the Mediterranean Sea below. It is of note that nearly all the Google Reviews of the Col are from cyclists (Google Map + Reviews).
Average grade is 6.2% (6.5% climb only - eliminating a brief descent beginning at kilometer 11.4). 60% of the climb is in the 5-10% range and 8% is at 10-15%. The steepest 500 meters is 11.3% and steepest kilometer 10%.
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Roadway: Two lane road most of the climb in very good condition. The road does narrow over the last 2-3 kilometers.
Provisions: There are several locations on the first half of the climb to get food and beverages.
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