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Col de la Loze French Alps On Tour

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First featured in the 2020 Tour de France the Col de la Loze is definitely the new kid on the block with a fearsome reputation! From the valley you’re faced with a long ascent, well over 20 kilometres in length, however it’s when the road narrows and is closed to cars when things really start to get spicy.

7 kilometres at an average 10% may not sound like anything out of the ordinary but the Loze hasn’t gained the reputation for being a relentless and unpredictable beast for nothing. Forever ducking and diving it’s impossible to find a rhythm as the Loze takes control, and with gradients of 20% this is anything but the regular Alpine pass we’ve come to know and love.

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Peace.

Mike

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7km

Length of climb

1643m

Start elevation

2304m

Summit elevation

661m

Elevation gain

10%

Gradient (avg)

20%

Gradient (max)

34x34

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