Montée de Pipay

Tencin, France

The Montée de Pipay is a col with a length of 18.9 kilometer. This is a highest category (HC) col. It is located in Tencin, Rhône-Alpes, France. The average grade of this col is 6.8% with a maximum of 9%. The Montée de Pipay ascents from 277 meter at the start, to 1.565 meter at the top, with a total of 1.283 ascending meters.


Montée de Pipay Profile


Distance 18.9 km
Elevation gain 1283 m
Average grade 6.8 %
Maximum grade 9 %
Climb category HC
Minimum elevation 277 m
Maximum elevation 1565 m

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The Montée de Pipay was climbed for the first time in a professional race during the Dauphine of 2019. Due to the harsh weather conditions it was a long wait for fireworks in the group of favourites. On the final climb Quintana, Kwiatkowski, Bardet and Pinot showed themselves with an attack, but not a single attempt succeeded.

It was not until Buchmann's attempt that the bunch broke into parts. Just for a while, because Jakob Fuglsang (Astana) got back to him at 2 kilometers from the finish line quite easily. The duo seemed to be able to fight for the victory, but that was not counted on Wout Poels (Team Ineos), who had a great acceleration that nobody was able to follow. The Dutchman overtook Buchmann and Fuglsang in the last few meters and was victorious after all.

- Criterium du Dauphine 2019 - Stage 7