Cormet de Roselend Climb Profile

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Cormet de Roselend Climb
Cormet de Roselend

The Cormet de Roselend is a high mountain pass in the French Alps at 1,967m above sea level in the Savoie department in France. The region is known for its beautiful scenery and mountain views.

The best time to visit the Cormet de Roselend for cycling is from June to September when the weather is warm and dry. However, it can be busy during this time as it is a popular tourist destination. Try visiting in May or October if you want a less crowded experience.

Cormet de Roselend can be climbed from two directions;

  • Bourg-Saint-Maurice (southeast)
  • Beaufort (west)

Both ways are very similar in terms of length and average gradient. The climb from Beaufort will take you around Lac de Roseland, which offers stunning views of the valley.

Starting point : Bourg-Saint-Maurice

Bourg-Saint-Maurice is an excellent town for cyclists, as many famous climbs in the Tour de France are located around the area. The town is also well-connected, so it’s easy to get around.

Bourg-Saint-Maurice is located southeast of Cormet de Roselend. The climb is long (19.2km) but gradual, with gradients between 5 and 7%. The average gradient is 5.1%.

Cormet de Roselend from Bourg-Saint-Maurice
Climb categoryHC
Elevation gain1,101m
Minimum elevation881m
Maximum elevation1,975m
Average gradient5.7%
Maximum gradient10.0%
Strava segmentCormet de Roselene from Bourg-Saint-Maurice
Cormet de Roselend from Bourg-Saint-Maurice

Starting point : Beaufort

Beaufort is located to the west of the Cormet de Roselend.

The climb from Beaufort is 20km long and averages 5.8%. The road (D925) will bring you around Lac de Roselend. It’s flat around Lac de Roselend and has a stunning lake view before continuing for the second part of the climb.

Alternatively, you can climb Col de Saisies, located 13km outside Beaufort, or Col du Pré, 10km away.

Cormet de Roselend from Beaufort
Climb categoryHC
Elevation gain1,198m
Minimum elevation771m
Maximum elevation1,932m
Average gradient5.8%
Maximum gradient9.3%
Strava segmentCormet de Roselend from Beaufort
Cormet de Roselend from Beaufort

Cormet de Roselend in the Tour de France

Ineos Grenadiers wins Stage 18 of 2020 Tour de France
Ineos Grenadiers wins Stage 18 of 2020 Tour de France

Cormet de Roselend is a Category 1 climb and has featured in the Tour de France 13 times since 1979.

Cormet de Roselend was the day’s first climb on Stage 18 in 2020, with the peloton climbing from Bourg-Saint-Maurice and descending into Beaufort. Ineos Grenadiers achieved a rare 1-2 with Michal Kwiatkowski and Richard Carapax finishing and winning the stage together.

YearStageCategoryStartFinishFirst to summit
202191ClusesTignesNairo Quintana
2020181MéribelLa Roche-sur-ForonMarc Hirschi
2018112AlbertvilleLa RosièreWarren Barguil
2009171Bourg-Saint-MauriceLe Grand-BornandFranco Pellizotti
200781Le Grand-BornandTignesMichael Rasmussen
2005101GrenobleCourchevelLaurent Brochard
2002171AimeClusesMario Aerts
199671ChambéryLes ArcsUdo Bölts
199591Le Grand-BornandLa PlagneAlex Zülle
1992131Saint-Gervais–Mont BlancSestrièresClaudio Chiappucci
1987221La PlagneMorzineMathieu Hermans
1984191La PlagneMorzineFrancis Castaing
1979161MorzineLes MenuiresHenk Lubberding
Cormet de Roselend appearance at the Tour de France