Date: Friday 22nd June

Route: Col d’Izoard

Distance: 58 miles

Ascent: 3,900 – 7,750 ft

Information: Col d’Izoard (el. 2361 m.) is a high mountain pass in the Alps in the department of Hautes-Alpes in France.

The Col d’Izoard is frequently on the route of the Tour de France. It is classified as an Hors Categorie climb. The southern climb from Guillestre is 15.9 km in length and has an average gradient of 6.9%. The climb from Briançon to the Col is 20 km in length and has an average gradient of 5.8%.

Several of the Tour de France’s more memorable moments have occurred on the Col d’Izoard, particularly the exploits of Fausto Coppi, Bernard Thevenet and Louison Bobet. A small cycling museum is at the summit, along with a memorial to Coppi and Bobet.

Photo Gallery

Ascent of the Col d'Izzord

Spenna and Coxy battle on the Col d'Izzord

Ade and Steve on the Col d'Izzord

Marty on the Col d'Izzord

Taking a break Col d'Izzord

The haul up the Col d'Izzord

Dead heat on the Col d'Izzord

Top of the Col d'Izoard

Browny at the top of the Col d'Izoard

The Peleton descends the Col d'Izoard

Relief after the tunnel Col d'Izzord