Côte de Mont-Theux

Theux, Belgium

The Côte de Mont-Theux is a col with a length of 3 kilometer. This is a category 3 col. It is located in Theux, Wallonie, Belgium. The average grade of this col is 5.2% with a maximum of 13%. The Côte de Mont-Theux ascents from 184 meter at the start, to 340 meter at the top, with a total of 156 ascending meters.


Côte de Mont-Theux Profile


Distance 3 km
Elevation gain 156 m
Average grade 5.2 %
Maximum grade 13 %
Climb category 3
Minimum elevation 184 m
Maximum elevation 340 m

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In the Tour de France Stage 7 of 1995, Johan Bruyneel (who was in the breakaway) attacked during this stage on the Mont Theux, followed by Miguel Indurain (who was in the peloton). They came together at the top of the Mont-Theux. During the next 25km Indurain did all the work, creating a margin of almost one minute, and Bruyneel only followed him, but beat Indurain in the sprint, winning the stage and becoming the new leader. Eventually Indurain won the Tour de France 1995.

- UCI Road World Championships 1930
- Liege-Bastogne-Liege 1930, 1969,1982, 2010-2013
- Tour de France 1965 - Stage 1 (unofficial)
- Tour de France 1995 - stage 7
- Tour de France 2001 - stage 3
- Vuelta a Espana 2009 - Stage 4
- Fleche Ardennaise 2018, 2019
- VOO-Tour de Wallonie 2020 - Stage 3