Porqueres, Spain

The Rocacorba is a col with a length of 9.9 kilometer. This is a category 1 col. It is located in Porqueres, Catalunya, Spain. The average grade of this col is 7.4% with a maximum of 11.1%. The Rocacorba ascents from 240 meter at the start, to 978 meter at the top, with a total of 737 ascending meters.


Rocacorba Profile


Distance 9.9 km
Elevation gain 737 m
Average grade 7.4 %
Maximum grade 11.1 %
Climb category 1
Minimum elevation 240 m
Maximum elevation 978 m

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While Nice is famous for the Col de la Madone and Lucca the Monte Serra, Girona has its very own secret amongst friends, just 20 kilometers north of the old town. Named after the 12th century Santuari de Rocacorba that sits just shy of the summit this is a climb that, although not as well known as some of the more popular peaks, has a significance all of its own. It was only fully paved in around 2000 and has since been used by some of the world's best pros as a test climb to check their form. Its reputation has been cemented by David Millar, who lives near the climb and has named his invitation-only cycling club after it.