Alpe d'Huez (Bourg d'oisans)

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Last updated by niels.veracx

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distance 14.47 km
start height 744 m
end height 1815 m
highest point 1815 m
ascent 1071 m
distance uphill 13.2 km
average ascent percentage 8.1 %
maximum ascent percentage 10.6 %

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Yet one of the most famous of the mountain climbs on the Tour de France, it is certainly not the toughest one. l'Alpe d'Huez has hosted a stage finish almost every year since 1976. The Tour de France first finished a stage on l'Alpe d'Huez in 1952. That stage was won by the Italian cyclist Fausto Coppi. The climb up Alpe d'Huez is 14km at an average gradient of 8% with 21 hairpin bends marked with panels honouring the winners of each stage that has finished there. The fastest climb ever was achieved by Marco Pantani (+ 14-02-2004) in 1995: 36'50".

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start point D211, Écrins National Park, 38520 Le Bourg-d'Oisans, France
end point Avenue du Rif Nel, 38750 Huez, France
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