Col de la Loze

Brides-les-Bains, France

The Col de la Loze is a col with a length of 21.5 kilometer. This is a highest category (HC) col. It is located in Brides-les-Bains, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France. The average grade of this col is 7.7% with a maximum of 10.9%. The Col de la Loze ascents from 663 meter at the start, to 2.304 meter at the top, with a total of 1.641 ascending meters.


Col de la Loze Profile


Distance 21.5 km
Elevation gain 1641 m
Average grade 7.7 %
Maximum grade 10.9 %
Climb category HC
Minimum elevation 663 m
Maximum elevation 2304 m

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When Christian Prudhomme (president of the Tour de France) confirms this climb to be in the Tour of 2020 he says: "It is different from all others and in this sense it is unique, Some switchbacks are as steep as the Mur de Huy.". It is the first time in its history that the Tour de France has passed through the Col de Loze. It will be one of the most anticipated highlights of the 2020 edition.

- Tour de France 2020 - Stage 17