Barcelonnette

Stage 6
BarcelonnetteDate: Friday 14th June
Route: Guillestre – Barcelonnette
Distance: 32 miles Total vertical climb 4133ft
Climbs:
Col de Vars 6916ft
Blog Post:
Guillestre – Barcelonnette
Description: Barcelonette was founded and named in 1231, and the town’s name is generally seen as a diminutive form of Barcelona in Spain.

Between 1850 and 1950, Barcelonnette was the source of a wave of emigration to Mexico. Marcelo Ebrard, the Head of Government of Mexico City from 2006 to 2012, is descended from them.

Picture Gallery:

Summit Col du Var

Browny waits for the riders at the top of the Col du Var

At the top Col du Var

Climbing the Col de Vars

Coxy Steve Col de Vars

Marty Col de Vars

Taking a break Col de Vars

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