La Toussuire Climb Profile

By : Mr Mamil
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La Toussuire is located in the Savoie region of the country, near the town of Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne. The climb is known for its beautiful scenery and challenging terrain. It is a popular destination for amateur and professional cyclists as the legendary Alpe d’Huez climb is also in the same area.

The best time to visit La Toussuire for cycling is during the summer when the weather is at its best.

La Toussuire is usually climbed from Saint-Pancrace located to its east.

Starting point : Saint-Pancrace

Saint Pancrace is located east of La Toussuire. It’s highly recommended that you refuel at Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, 4km away, before climbing up to La Toussuire.

The climb from here is 14.5km and averages 7.0%. The first half is steep, with gradients of around 8% before a short false flat section in the middle. The gradient starts again in the final third of the climb at 8%.

At the summit, you can continue climbing towards the summit of Col de la Croix Fer, which is 8km away.

Distance14.5km
Climb categoryHC
Elevation gain1,013m
Minimum elevation645m
Maximum elevation1,657m
Average gradient7.0%
Maximum gradient13.2%
Strava segmentLa Toussuire from Saint-Pancrace
La Toussuire from La Chambre

La Toussuire in the Tour de France

La Toussuire appeared in the Tour de France three times, in 2006, 2012, and 2015.

It was here that Chris Froome famously attacked his teammate Bradley Wiggins on Stage 11 in 2012 when Wiggins was in the yellow jersey. In 2015, Vincenzo Nibali won Stage 19 which finished at La Toussuire.