Col de la Faucille

Gex, France

The Col de la Faucille is a col with a length of 11.2 kilometer. This is a category 1 col. It is located in Gex, Rhône-Alpes, France. The average grade of this col is 6.3% with a maximum of 8.6%. The Col de la Faucille ascents from 619 meter at the start, to 1.323 meter at the top, with a total of 704 ascending meters.

Profile

Col de la Faucille Profile

Facts

Distance 11.2 km
Elevation gain 704 m
Average grade 6.3 %
Maximum grade 8.6 %
Climb category 1
Minimum elevation 619 m
Maximum elevation 1323 m

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Description

The Col de la Faucille is a mountain pass that culminates at an altitude of 1,323 m in the Jura massif. It owes its name to its sickle-shaped silhouette when seen from its Lake Geneva side.
The Tour de France cyclist regularly (41 times) crosses the Faucille pass. Last time was in 2004.

- Tour de l'Ain 2018 - Stage 3
- Tour de l'Avenir Men Juniores 2020 - Stage 3