Cycling Col du Télégraphe Saint Michel de Maurienne

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Col du Télégraphe - Saint Michel de Maurienne

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Basic data & ranking

Average grade: 7.3 %

Length: 11.8 km

Altitude start: 710 m

Altitude top: 1566 m

Ascent: 856 m

Col du Télégraphe rankings

Difficulty ranking world: 1877 (all)
Ranking France: 399 (all)
Ranking Alps: 701(all)
Difficulty score: 94.15 what?

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The 1570 meters high Col du Telegraphe is the only connection between the resorts of Valloire and the valley of the Arc and the Maurienne. The road is therefore, normally, open the whole year around. It has a maximum gradient of 10% and 14 hairpin bends.

The Col du Télégraphe is situated in Rhone-Alpes. This climb belongs to the Alps. Starting from Saint Michel de Maurienne, the Col du Télégraphe ascent is 11.8 km long. Over this distance, you climb 856 heightmeters. The average percentage thus is 7.3 %.

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Since 2005, the Col du Télégraphe will be/was climbed in the following big tour stages:
Tour de France 2007 :  Val-d'Isère > Briançon on 17/07/2007

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Stories, information and comments from Col du Télégraphe climbers
Story by deplacie Bernard from ypres, Belgium, submitted on 30/07/2010
Nice climb to start with and to find your rithme. From that point a went also to Valmeinier & Galibier.
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Story by Berry van der Loo from , The Netherlands, submitted on 23/07/2009
We climbed this during the Marmotte 2009, in a blazing heat, just after the Glandon. In this setting, it isnt an easy climb. When you drink ad drink at 35 degrees celcius, and you get stomach ache because of it, there are easier climbs I can think of...
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Story by Mark L from St Helens, United Kingdom, submitted on 14/07/2009
A nice ride, but really only a preliminary to the main event along the road. Valloise is a nice spot to stop for a cafe au lait and some lunch to prepare for the galibier.
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