Col de Perthus

Mandailles-Saint-Julien, France

The Col de Perthus is a col with a length of 4.3 kilometer. This is a category 2 col. It is located in Mandailles-Saint-Julien, Auvergne Rhône-Alpes, France. The average grade of this col is 8.3% with a maximum of 12.5%. The Col de Perthus ascents from 954 meter at the start, to 1.309 meter at the top, with a total of 356 ascending meters.


Col de Perthus Profile


Distance 4.3 km
Elevation gain 356 m
Average grade 8.3 %
Maximum grade 12.5 %
Climb category 2
Minimum elevation 954 m
Maximum elevation 1309 m

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The Col de Perthus was used in the 2016 Tour de France, on this climb Greg van Avermaet made his move to victory (and yellow).
The climb was also used in the etappe where Johnny Hoogerland and Juan Antonio Flecha where hit by a car of the organisation of the Tour de France. While Flecha fel on the ground, Hoogerland was launched from his bike and sent flying into a barbed wire fence.

- Tour de France 2011 - Stage 9
- Tour de France 2016 - Stage 5