Crêt de Chatillon

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distance 17.47 km
start height 448 m
end height 1660 m
highest point 1660 m
ascent 1212 m
distance uphill 17.4 km
average ascent percentage 7.0 %
maximum ascent percentage 10.0 %

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The Crêt de Chatillon starts at the lovely lake Annecy. Its one of those places that could be shaped by someone from above. The lake offers lots of sports facilities. There is a cycling track just around the lake (no cars) and there are top climbs in the neighbourhood. Annecy itself with its old town and channels, is certainly worth a visit too. Starting at the lake there are two very interesting cols; the Col de Forclaz and the Crêt de Chatillon. The last one actually starts near the city center of Annecy (find the hospital and take direction Semnoz). Once you have left the busy road around the city center, it goes up immediately, first between the houses and soon in the forest. The road goes up smoothly at an average of 7% with lost of bends which makes climbing enjoyable. After about 5 km, you reach an open space. There is a park there and a youth holiday stay. The climb softens for a couple of kilometer, waiting to show its real face. And that face will be pretty cruel, cause in the remaining 9 kilometer you still have to win almost 800 heightmeters. So, thats close to 9% on average. Actually, the climb never goes under 8% anymore and there are some nasty 10%+ pieces. Youll be lucky you reach the top with its restaurant, to enjoy the view on the lake and the Mont Blanc and to take a little rest. Cause the Crêt de Chatillon certainly would be a top climb in the Tour if it would be climbed more often from this heavy northside.

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start point Quai Eustache Chappuis, 74000 Annecy, France
end point D41, 74540 Saint-Eustache, France

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  1. 01h 16m 00s by neo3191 on 7.10.2012

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neo3191 (French)

Montée depuis de le Col de Leschaux (un bon échauffement). Cette face est la plus roulante avec trois lignes droites, un petit replat dans la forêt avant d'attaquer les choses sérieuses avec quelques pourcentages à plus de 10%.

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