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Cycling Col du Petit Ballon
Ride 9.3 kilometers gaining 753 meters at 8.2% average grade
This is a pleasant climb in the Vosges Mountains of northeastern France. Col du Petit Ballon, also known as the "Little Balloon Pass.”
This category 1 climb has been included in the Tour de France in 2014 and 2023. 82% of the climb is from 5-10% and 7% is at 10-15%. The steepest kilometer is 9.3%
As you ascend Col du Petit Ballon, you'll be treated to beautiful views of the Vosges Mountains and the surrounding countryside. The route takes you through lush forests and open meadows, offering pleasant vistas along the way. There are markers every kilometer with details for the upcoming kilometer.
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