Côte de la Faye

Menat, France

The Côte de la Faye is a col with a length of 6.7 kilometer. This is a category 3 col. It is located in Menat, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France. The average grade of this col is 4% with a maximum of 6.9%. The Côte de la Faye ascents from 359 meter at the start, to 629 meter at the top, with a total of 270 ascending meters.


Côte de la Faye Profile


Distance 6.7 km
Elevation gain 270 m
Average grade 4 %
Maximum grade 6.9 %
Climb category 3
Minimum elevation 359 m
Maximum elevation 629 m

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On this uncategorized climb there were numerous attacks on Lucien Aimar's yellow jersey. Three consecutive climbs in the stage were seen as the last chance by the big men to change the general classification. Raymond Poulidor attacked 3 times, followed by Jan Janssen. Lucien Aimar countered easily.

- Tour de France 1966 - Stage 20 (not official)