Colle Braida

Giaveno, Italy

The Colle Braida is a col with a length of 7.7 kilometer. This is a category 2 col. It is located in Giaveno, Piemonte, Italy. The average grade of this col is 6.3% with a maximum of 8.1%. The Colle Braida ascents from 529 meter at the start, to 1.007 meter at the top, with a total of 478 ascending meters.


Colle Braida Profile


Distance 7.7 km
Elevation gain 478 m
Average grade 6.3 %
Maximum grade 8.1 %
Climb category 2
Minimum elevation 529 m
Maximum elevation 1007 m

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On this climb in the Tour de France of 1966, Jan Janssen lost his yellow jersey to Lucien Aimar. Janssen got the jersey one day earlier. Just before the climb, in the descent of the Colletta, he attacks and takes Janssen and Poulidor by surprise. He got away from the favorites Poulidor / Anquetil / Janssen and started the climb with a 1-minute advantage. On top, he had more than 3 minutes and keeps it until the finish in Turin. Lucien Aimar takes the yellow jersey and defended it successfully until Paris.

- Tour de France 1966 - Stage 17