Vaulnaveys Le Haut, France

The Chamrousse is a col with a length of 16.8 kilometer. This is a highest category (HC) col. It is located in Vaulnaveys Le Haut, Rhône-Alpes, France. The average grade of this col is 7.7% with a maximum of 9.7%. The Chamrousse ascents from 404 meter at the start, to 1.698 meter at the top, with a total of 1.294 ascending meters.


Chamrousse Profile


Distance 16.8 km
Elevation gain 1294 m
Average grade 7.7 %
Maximum grade 9.7 %
Climb category HC
Minimum elevation 404 m
Maximum elevation 1698 m

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The climb of Chamrousse was used in the mountain time-trial in the 2001 Tour de France. Lance Armstrong won the stage (#11) on 18 July 2001, when he took just over an hour to complete the hors categorie climb from Grenoble to the ski resort.

The ski station was re-visited by the race on 18 July 2014. The winner of the 197 km (122 mi) stage 13 from Saint-Étienne was the Italian Vincenzo Nibali who increased his lead over his nearest rivals, with Richie Porte, who began the day second overall, losing nine minutes on the climb.

- Tour de France 2001 - Stage 11