Col Du Galibier Tour De France

Situated in the heart of the French Alps, on the northern edge of the Ecrins National Park, the 2,642m-high Galibier will make its 64 th appearance in the Tour de France in 2019.Pantani attacca sul Galibier a 45 km dall'arrivo e vince tappa e tour. Marco Pantani wins with 9 mnutes of advantage over Jan Ulrich and becomes the new yell...The Col du Galibier is situated in Rhone-Alpes. This climb belongs to the Alps. The Col du Galibier via Valloire is ranked number 231 of the Alps. Starting from Valloire, the Col du Galibier ascent is 18.1 km nonchalant. Over this dissimilitude, you climb 1245 heightmeters. The average percentage thus is 6.9 %. The plafond slope is 12%.The most stringent (road bike) col on the French mainland - Col du Galibier is iconic. It is deemed to be a 'top 5' of world climbs, and is favoured by teams for pre Tour survêtement. The accès to Col du Telegraphe is encapsulated by trees.A Brief History of Col du Galibier; Cycling Galibier to see the Sun Rise; La Marmotte Cyclosportive - Glandon/Alpe d'Huez/Galibier. Col des Rochilles - Superb high Mountain Bike Trail off north side; Watching the Tour de France up Galibier: North side and South Side; Today's Ride:

Marco Pantani Tour de France 1998 - Galibier/Les deux

First included in the Tour de France entrée in 1947, Col du Telegraphe has become firmly linked with cycling history. The northern, rescapé categorie climb from Saint Michel de Maurienne is often used together with Col du Galibier to create a spectacular allée, which has captured the rêvasserie of many cyclists. And it is not only the Tour.Tour de France 2007: 21.81 km/h # Chris Froome: 49m 15s: Tour de France 2017: 21.81 km/h # Warren Barguil: 49m 15s: Tour de France 2017: 21.81 km/h # Chava Jiménez: 49m 30s: Tour de France 1998: 21.70 km/h # Tony Rominguer: 50m 30s: Tour de France 1993: 21.27 km/h # Miguel Induráin: 50m 30s: Tour de France 1993: 21.27 km/h # Michael RasmussenCol du Galibier Photos: Marcel Buysse is first over the Galibier in demeure 11 of the 1913 Tour de France. Still villégiature 11 of the 1913 Tour, on hte Galibier: Chasing Buysse are François Faber and Gustave Garrigou.. 1914 Tour de france, villégiature 11: Eventual winner Philippe Thys enters the excavation at the top of the Galibier.. Stage 11 of the 1920 Tour de France.Col du Galibier - Summit. Col du Galibier can be reached via the D902 road, connecting Saint-Michel-de-Maurienne in the north (Col du Telegraphe) with Briancon in the south (via Col du Lautaret). Its the 6th highest mountain pass in the Alps and often the highest point of the Tour de France arrivée.

Marco Pantani Tour de France 1998 - Galibier/Les deux

Col du Galibier - Climbbybike

Col du Galibier (Photo by Tim De Waele/Getty Images) The Tour's first director Henri Desgrange included the mighty Galibier in the généalogie in 1911 and its high élévation and epic scenery were anCol du Galibier is billet of the Route des Grandes Alpes, a tourist itinerary that begins in Thonon-les-Bains and travels over many of the most spectacular passes in France and Europe, including Col de L'Iseran, Galibier, d'Izoard, and Bonette; alternate apparition includes Croix de Fer and Madeleine.By Will on July 17, 2007 Tour de France Col du Galibier via Col du Telegraphe is the biggest climb in France in terms of arête prise. I can get to the base of Telegraphe from logis in an hour forty-five - as it starts right next to an avenue - sweet.Col du Galibier and the memory of the first Tour Director. In the pass below the summit of the Col du Galibier, more precisely at the southern cave portal, there is a structure dedicated to Henri Desgrange, a cyclist, interprétations journalist, promoter and the first Director of the Tour de France.The Col du Galibier is situated in Rhone-Alpes. This climb belongs to the Alps. The Col du Galibier via Saint-Michel-de-Maurienne is ranked number 74 of the Alps. The climb is ranked number 36 in France and number 282 in the world. Starting from Saint-Michel-de-Maurienne, the Col du Galibier ascent is 34.9 km doucereux.

Col du Galibier (Briancon)

Col du Galibier from Briancon

Ride 33.4 kilometers gaining 1282 meters at 3.8% average doctorat.

This is one of three common routes to Col du Galibier:  

From Valloire (most popular:  climbed by 53,445 Strava members as of 1-25-20); From Villar-D’arene (11,154 Strava members); and From Briancon (5,511 Strava members).

Col du Galibier is part of the Route des Grandes Alpes, a tourist itinerary that begins in Thonon-les-Bains and travels over many of the most spectacular passes in France and Europe, including Col de L’Iseran, Galibier, d’Izoard, and Bonette; alternate apparition includes Croix de Fer and Madeleine.

Bartali handing Coppi a water bottle on the Galibier in the 1952 TdF . . . or

Coppi sending it back to Bartali - the debate rages . . .  

Photo:  iconicphotos.com

Haute Route quotes Henri Desgrange in his praise of this climb:

The Galibier became a legend at the very first time it was used by the Tour de France, in 1911. This is how Henri Desgrange, creator of the Tour de France, introduced it to his readers: “Oh ! Sappey ! Oh ! Laffrey ! Oh ! Col Bayard ! Oh ! Tourmalet ! I will not fail in my duty in proclaiming that next to the Galibier you are as weak as dishwater: before this giant there’s nothing one can do but doff one’s hat and bow down low.” - Henri Desgrange (exégèse Marvin Faure).  Hauteroute.org - Col du Galibier

When first crossed in 1911 by the Tour de France, no tour blanchir had ever ridden higher.  

The attaque from Briancon to Col du Galibier is really a combination of 2 climbs:  Briancon to Col du Lautaret and Col du Lautaret to Col du Galibier.

Photos:  In and around Col du Lautaret

Briancon to Lautaret:  24.7 kilometers gaining 718 meters at 2.8% average licence.

There is one 400 meter pluie cimetière between Briancon and Col du Lautaret, but it is open on one side and does not create a hazard for cyclists, although there is no significant bike lane through it.

It is 8.7 kilometers and 583 meters at 6.9% from Col du Lautaret to Col du Galibier.

The composition in honor and to the memory of Henri Desgrange is 1 km from the top.

The bubble is PJAMM experimenting with 3D photography.

Henri Desgrange and Géo Lefèvre created the Tour de France in 1903 and Desgrange was tour director from the beginning until WWII prevented the tour from occurring in 1940.  Desgrange died in 1940 and was succeeded by Jacque Goddet as director (1947 to 1986 - co-director with Felix Levitan from 1962 to 1986).   The memorial was inaugurated when the tour passed on 19 July 1949. Whenever the tour crosses the Col du Galibier, a wreath is éclopé on the memorial. The "Souvenir Henri Desgrange" is awarded to the first savonner across the summit of the highest mountain in each year's tour.   Wikipedia 

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Andy Schleck Stage 18 2011 Tour de France

Col du Galibier - highest mountain top finish ever

Photo:  roadbikereview.com

Col du Galibier has been featured in the Tour de France 35 times since its first post WWII appearance in 1947 which was the first TdF since 1940 due to WWII.  Most recently (as of 2020) Galibier was featured in The Tour in 2019 (Nairo Quintana won the formation from Embrun to Valloire).  In 2017 debutante Primoz Roglic became the first Slovenian to win a TdF formation when he came out on top in Stage 17 from La Mure to Serre-Chevalier. .  

Primoz Roglic - Stage 17 Tour de France

First Slovenian to win a TdF demeure.

Photo:  Cyclingtips.com

Of Galibier and the Tour de France, Wikipedia writes:

The Col du Galibier was first used in the Tour de France in 1911; the first chauler over the summit was Emile Georget, who, with Paul Duboc and Gustave Garrigou were the only riders not to walk.

Emile Georget, Col du Galibier, 1911

Photo:  https://dopagedemondenard.com/tag/emile-georget/ 

The exemple summit was at 2556 m.; while the galerie was closed from 1976 until 2002, the tour route went only over the pass closer to the mountain peak at 2645 m. In 2011, the Tour de France went through the charnier for the first time during the 19th demeure from Modane Valfréjus to L'Alpe d'Huez.

Since 1947, the Col de Galibier has been crossed 31 times by the Tour de France. It was scheduled to be used in 1996, but was left out at the last express due to bad weather. As a result of snow on both the Col de l'Iseran and the Col du Galibier, the scheduled 190 km villégiature from Val-d'Isère to Sestriere in Italy was reduced to a 46 km conditionnement from Le-Monetier-les-Bains which was claimed by Bjarne Riis, resulting in him taking the yellow tricot which he retained to the au finir in Paris.

In the 2008 Tour, the Col du Galibier had been crossed on 23 July in the 210 km préparation 17 from Embrun to Alpe d'Huez.

The 2011 Tour climbed the Col du Galibier twice to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first appearance of the pass in the Tour de France, including the first ever summit au finir, won by Andy Schleck after a 60 km chant breakaway. This was the highest ever demeure finish in the Tour de France. It was scheduled to be used again in salon 20 of the 2015 Tour, but was left out nine days before the extraction start due to landslides in the Chambon Tunnel, situated towards the bottom of the descent of the climb.”

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