Col du Pillon

Gsteig, Switzerland

The Col du Pillon is a col with a length of 6.7 kilometer. This is a category 2 col. It is located in Gsteig, Bern, Switzerland. The average grade of this col is 5.3% with a maximum of 8.8%. The Col du Pillon ascents from 1.197 meter at the start, to 1.543 meter at the top, with a total of 346 ascending meters.


Col du Pillon Profile


Distance 6.7 km
Elevation gain 346 m
Average grade 5.3 %
Maximum grade 8.8 %
Climb category 2
Minimum elevation 1197 m
Maximum elevation 1543 m

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This climb is well known from the Tour de Suisse, but since july 2018 also known from the Cancellara-Gaimon ‘fondo face-off’. During the battle on this 6.7km climb, when the gradient kicked up just 1.5km before the finish, former pro Phil Gaimon dropped Fabian Cancellara and reached the top some minutes ahead of Fabian. This battle was an opportunity to promote Fabian's new gran fondo series, and Phil Gaimon raised $20,000 for charity.

- Tour de Suisse 2018 - Stage 4