Col du Granon Climb Profile

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Col du Granon in France
Col du Granon

The Col du Granon is a high mountain pass in the French Alps popular with cyclists. The climb is located in the Hautes-Alpes region of France and has an elevation of 2,413m.

The road to Col du Granon is usually closed from November to May, so the best time to visit for cycling is during summer. The nearby town of Briançon is a great place to stay when visiting Col du Granon. 

Starting point : Briançon

Briançon is located southeast of Col du Granon. 

The actual climb begins at Saint Chaffrey, 4.5km outside of Briançon. From here, it’s 11.9km and very steep, with an average gradient of 8.6% to the top of Col du Granon.

Col du Granon from Briançon
Climb categoryHC
Elevation gain1,032m
Minimum elevation1,369m
Maximum elevation2,398m
Average gradient8.6%
Maximum gradient18,6%
Strava segmentCol du Granon from Briançon
Col du Granon from Briançon

Col du Granon in the Tour de France

Jonas Vingegaard wins on Col du Granon in 2022
Jonas Vingegaard wins on Col du Granon in 2022

Col du Granon is an Hors Catégorie (HC) climb and has featured twice in the Tour de France in 1986 and 2022.

It hosted the finish for Stage 11 in 2022, where Team Jumbo Visma continuously attacked Tadej Pogačar and allowed Jonas Vingegaard to take over the yellow jersey and retain it to Paris to win the General Classification.

Col du Granon was the last climb on a mountainous stage that featured the Col du Télégraphe and Col du Galibier.

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