Montèe du plateau de Glières

Le Petit-Bornand-les-Glières, France

The Montèe du plateau de Glières is a col with a length of 6.3 kilometer. This is a category 1 col. It is located in Le Petit-Bornand-les-Glières, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France. The average grade of this col is 10.5% with a maximum of 13.5%. The Montèe du plateau de Glières ascents from 731 meter at the start, to 1.389 meter at the top, with a total of 658 ascending meters.


Montèe du plateau de Glières Profile


Distance 6.3 km
Elevation gain 658 m
Average grade 10.5 %
Maximum grade 13.5 %
Climb category 1
Minimum elevation 731 m
Maximum elevation 1389 m

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The col des Glières, classified as Hors Catégorie, is crossed from Le Petit-Bornand-les-Glières for the first time during the 10th stage of the 2018 edition of the Tour de France, with Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe in the lead. It became an instant classic. During World War II, the Plateau de Glières was a vital supply line for local Resistance groups. Because it was so high and inaccessible (to the enemy) it was the site of parachute drops from Allied aircraft – one included 45 tonnes of weapons.

The plateau of Les Glières, reached via the climb of Thorens-Glières, was beforehand the finish of the last stage of the Tour de l'Avenir 2013. Julian Alaphilippe took the lead in the break.

In the immediate vicinity of the pass, the National Monument to the Resistance on the Glières Plateau has been built.

- Tour de France 2018 stage 10
- L'étape du Tour 2018
- Le Tour de Savoie Mont Blanc 2018 - Stage 4
- Tour de France 2020 - Stage 18