Return Col du Granon
(77 km/2080 altimeters)
The first 25 kilometers, through Briançon and the village of Saint Chaffrey is a good warming-up. Then the real climb starts and the test of endurance, people who like suffering on the bike and enjoy beautiful views at the summits of the Oisans massif. The panoramic view on top of the Col du Granon makes the 10 kilometers suffering, with an average gradient between 9 and 11%, wort it.
The Dutch cyclist Joop Zoetemelk, how lived at the start of the climb for several years, once said about the Col du Granon: "This has always been one of my regular training routes throughout my career (he was 6 times second in the Tour de France and won in 1980 ). If I came up easily, I knew I was good enough to win the Tour de France;)’’). When I got over there tasty up, I knew I was good enough to win the Tour de France;)'.