Cesana Torinese, Italy

The Sestriere is a col with a length of 11.2 kilometer. This is a category 1 col. It is located in Cesana Torinese, Piemonte, Italy. The average grade of this col is 6% with a maximum of 8.1%. The Sestriere ascents from 1.359 meter at the start, to 2.030 meter at the top, with a total of 672 ascending meters.


Sestriere Profile


Distance 11.2 km
Elevation gain 672 m
Average grade 6 %
Maximum grade 8.1 %
Climb category 1
Minimum elevation 1359 m
Maximum elevation 2030 m

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The climb to Sestriere is famous for having been used in the Giro d'Italia and the Tour de France, being ridden for the first time in the 1952 Tour de France, where Fausto Coppi was the first to top it, being also the wearer of the yellow jersey.

The 'classic' side of the climb to Sestriere.

- Tour de France 1952 - Stage 11
- Tour de France 1956 - Stage 17
- Tour de France 1966 - Stage 17
- Tour de France 1992 - Stage 13
- Tour de France 1996 - Stage 9
- Tour de France 1999 - Stage 9
- Giro d'Italia 2009 - Stage 10
- Tour de France 2011 - Stage 17